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Genre: Alternative Rock, Folk, Rock, Solo

Website: http://www.illustriousday.com

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Bricks n Mortar

Waving in traffic


Intense acoustic rock driven by dynamic female vocals, haunting lyrics and unforgettable melodies are but a few words that describe the music of Illustrious Day, led by husband and wife team Jackie (vocals-guitar) and Jim O'brien (bassist) and drummer Pete Abdou. Think Shawn Colvin meets the Foo Fighters with a dash of Rilo Kiley. Jackie's honest approach to songwriting draws on a myriad of influences that give her songs huge crossover appeal. Their latest release, Waving in traffic, has won fans and critics alike with songs that blend infectious melodies with dark poetry and skeptical optimism. Jackie's soulful and melodic voice ranges from throaty and sultry to clean and uncomplicated. Illustrious Day has played clubs and festivals throughout the northeast and continue to find new avenues for their music. Jackie's own Daygirl Music has licensed songs that are featured in the award-winning film documentary, Holy Water-gate, which has aired in prime-time on the Showtime network and throughout Europe and Australia. Her music is also featured in an educational CD-ROM. Jackie and Jim are currently working on new film opportunities so you can expect to hear more of their music on soundtracks. Jackie has been a nominee for Best Female Vocalist in the past 4 Providence Phoenix Music Polls. Their live performances are packed full of emotional energy as Illustrious Day's sound blurs the distinction between intimate singer-songwriter and energetic rock band. Jackie's catchy tunes will stay with you long after the buzz has worn off.