VIXEN Frontwoman JANET GARDNER To Release Solo Album; Audio Preview Available
April 1, 2017
A four-and-a-half-minute YouTube clip containing audio samples of the tracks that will be featured on the forthcoming first-ever solo album from VIXEN singer and guitarist Janet Gardner is available below. All songs were written, performed and produced by Gardner and her husband of one year, Justin James, a musician who previously played bass for TYKETTO on the Monsters Of Rock cruise.
Gardner was previously married to Andy Katz, whom she met during the recording of VIXEN's third album, 1998's "Tangerine", which he co-engineered.
Janet and Andy have one son, Ryan, who was born in 2003.
Gardner graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 2005 with a degree in dental hygiene. Janet has also performed with SCRAP METAL, co-founded by Gunnar and Mathew Nelson.
Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross honored their friend and bandmate, guitarist and founder of VIXEN, Jan Kuehnemund, by resurrecting VIXEN in 2013.
The band was committed to reunite in 2012 but Kuehnemund's cancer diagnosis caused what was thought of at the time as a delay. Sadly, however, after a fierce battle, Kuehnemund succumbed to her illness, thus the reunion was not meant to be.
After discussing the idea with friends and family as well as lead vocalist from VIXEN's most recent lineup, Jenna Sanz-Agero, it was agreed that it was the right decision for the three surviving definitive members to carry on as VIXEN.