IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I would like to showcase a wonderfully haunting artist Jill Tracy and please make sure you also check out the One Voice Feature below!

Make sure you check out her music video! “Haunted By The Thought Of You!”

Jill Tracy will transport you into a seductive and magical realm far beyond the Everyday. The place where we wished we lived. A dark, elegant netherworld full of hidden passageways, wonder cabinets, and opium dens. Of monsters, marvels and mayhem. You know it’s not safe here; but with Jill Tracy as your guide, you’ll be in no hurry to leave.

The San Francisco-based singer/pianist/storyteller and “musical evocateur” has garnered multiple awards and a passionate following for her eerie and beautiful cinematic music, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour, and curious passion for strange tales.

Hailed a “femme fatale for the thinking man” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Jill Tracy was described by NPR’s All Things Considered as “utterly intriguing, transporting you into a magical world solely of her creation.” LA Weekly has deemed her “the cult darling of the Underworld.”

She is the modern day woman of mystery.

With five albums to her credit, Jill Tracy’s music has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, and numerous independent and feature films. The song “Evil Night Together” has become a sultry underground anthem for neo-burlesque, gothic cabaret, and modern belly dancers all over the globe. Her acclaimed short The Fine Art of Poisoning,” (a collaboration with Bay Area filmmaker Bill Domonkos) has won over 30 film festival awards internationally and screened at London’s famed National Gallery in 2010. Her most recent film score for Domonkos—the stunning sci-fi suspense NERVOUS96 is a collaboration with violinist Paul Mercer.

Since joining forces with the Atlanta-based Mercer on Halloween 2007, the two have become revered for their unique traveling show A Musical Seance, featuring astonishing channeled duets on piano and violin.  Music is manifested via tales and treasured artifacts brought by the audience, their energy, and emotions.

Recently, Jill Tracy has been intrigued with what she refers to it as “spontaneous musical combustion”– immersing herself in peculiar locations laden with history and curious backstory. After in depth research, she composes music “on the spot” while within the surroundings.  A beautiful and sometimes frightening study of the power of the immediate: Music lurks everywhere. Every object has a story to tell.

With her affinity for dark history, mystery and science tales, Jill Tracy has collaborated with famed UC Berkeley historian/author Mel Gordon (Voluptuous Panic), film noir impresario/author Eddie Muller, renowned author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), and legendary Grand Guignol theatre troupe Thrillpeddlers.

For nearly a decade, Jill Tracy has been “Belle of the Ball” at the wildly popular Edwardian Ball, an  annual lavish costumed event in San Francisco and Los Angeles, drawing  thousands of spectators worldwide in homage to artist Edward Gorey.

Jill Tracy has been the featured performer at Anne Rice’s famed New Orleans Halloween Ball and was commissioned to compose the highly anticipated Midnight Waltz for the International Ball of Vampires in Portland, OR. She has shared the stage with luminaries like Nina Hagen, Lydia Lunch, Richard Strange, Skinny Puppy, Jello Biafra, Faith and the Muse, Armen Ra, and has collaborated and toured with music icon David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets.)

Check out Jill Tracy’s “Haunted By The Thought Of You”

The X Factor episode that had been interrupted by last week’s game, was shown again! During this segment, Demi and Simon revealed their picks(Final Four) that will go on to the live shows. I believe the most heartbreaking of the night was from Demi’s team, when she informed Jillian Jensen that she must returned home. It truly was heartbreaking.

I will say that I have actually changed my viewpoint; made a complete turn around. At the start of the show, I wasn’t fond of the in your face attitude of CeCe Frey, although I have acknowledged that she could really sing. But while watching this episode, I found myself on the edge of seat with anticipation, and nervousness that CeCe would be sent home…I really have grown to enjoy watching Ms. Frey and would be sadden if she left. I believe she brings something to the auditions. Although I am very sadden for JNillian Jensen, boy how I wish the X Factor had a steal factor to allow a second chance for some very deserving performers!

Hello all:) I am giving a recap of this week’s final week of battle rounds!

I am so excited to say that all my team members have survived the Battle Rounds! Yes, there were some switching of teams and coaches, but they are still in the running! Woo Hoo:O) So next week starts the Knock Out rounds…and on the way to the Live shows! Yes, see you in the winners circle:O)

Team Michelle updates!


Avery Wilson

Bryan Keith


Devyn Delora

Dez Duron

Gracia Harrison

Liz Davis

Melanie Martinez

Michaela Paige

Mycle Wastman

Nicole Nelson

Trevin Hunte

Adrianna Louis


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