Janet Gardner, former vocalist for the legendary female 80s rock band, Vixen, has teamed up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James, and is set to release their sophomore solo album, “Your Place In the Sun, on May 31st.
Janet Gardner’s powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin’” and AOR rockers “How Much Love” and “Love is a Killer.” Vixen toured extensively, grinding out 200 shows per year, opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Kiss, and Bon Jovi.
Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James (who has worked with members of Staind, Collective Soul, Tyketto), Gardner ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Janet and Justin penned a collection of emotionally charged songs with gritty grooves, infectious hooks, and inspired lyrics that merge hard rock influences from the last four decades.
The power duo inked a deal with Pavement Entertainment in early 2017, and on August 18 of that year, Janet released her debut self-titled solo album worldwide. The album received well by fans and critics alike. Janet and Justin toured heavily afterward around the US and UK.
Now, the duo’s sophmore solo album, “Your Place In The Sun”, which will be released globally via Pavement Entertainment, is a perfect follow-up to the self-titled debut. This new release combines modern rock elements with the classic sound Janet has become known for in her decades of female fronted and influential fury. She also continues to push the boundaries and tread new waters.
“This album includes my first ever and probably only ever recorded guitar solo,” Janet says. “Yikes!” she adds with a laugh.
“Oh, she killed it,” Justin replies, grinning.
“Killed it, all right,” Janet jokes before pointing at Justin. “He’s the killer guitar player.”
Once again, Janet and Justin are excited to bring a full rock assault to fans everywhere.