As one of the most dynamic entertainers on the Orange County, California music scene, this versatile, multi award-winning female vocalist is a true crowd-pleaser! Whether performing at a club or restaurant, fund-raiser, corporate function, organization luncheon, golf tournament, cocktail reception, birthday or anniversary celebration, wedding reception or other special social gathering, Janice Gerard can elevate your venue or event to an exciting new level! Indeed, under a previous stage name, this talented professional singer/dancer had a record production deal and has performed to rave reviews throughout the United States, Europe and the former Soviet Bloc.
In 2019/20, Janice plans to commercially release an EP or CD featuring original songs and cover material.
Lauded for her considerable vocal power, impressive range and expressive stage presence, the Huntington Beach, CA-based performer has sung the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) at Dodger Stadium and for the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) at Staples Center. She was the First Place Adult Contemporary Vocalist winner of the Music City Song Festival in Nashville as well as the Grand Prize Winner of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in Washington, D.C. Since moving to Southern California, the songstress has studied voice with vocal coach Brad Chapman, who also worked with such stellar talents as Anita Baker and Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon. In 2018, Janice was selected as one of the 25 back-up singer/dancer finalists for world-renowned country pop artist Shania Twain on her “NOW” North American tour.
Janice has performed in Las Vegas, on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, in California’s Santa Barbara wine country, and at countless clubs and private parties attended by corporate VIPs and high-ranking politicos, including the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. She has entertained audiences at such prestigious venues as The Beverly Hills Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, The House of Blues & The World Bank, as well as on the Holland America and Princess cruise lines. Her voice was also recorded on songs for several independent features and television commercials. In Orange County, she performed for four seasons as the featured solo vocalist with the 25-piece Cypress Big Swing Band.
Performing six different themed solo shows as well as “gigs” with various bands and duo partners, Janice glides effortlessly between various musical styles (pop, oldies, Motown/R&B, classic rock, adult contemporary, standards, cross-over country, blues, jazz, Broadway show tunes and disco.) Choose the configuration that best fits your entertainment needs and budget.