“I have waxed poetic many times about looking for artists that embrace a true hard rock sound…having discovered The Glorious Sons as true modern day pioneers of the hard rock genre, I am delighted to acknowledge Toronto singer/songwriter Joan Smith as a very worthy addition to this list.”
– Great Dark Wonder
Smith, she of “towering pipes and a remarkable dirty guitar tone” (torontomusicreviews.com), has teamed with guitarist and producer Tom Juhas to form the Jane Does – a female fronted dance rock machine with cutting vocals that amp up to the edge of sanity, pulsing rock beats and relentless guitars which remind noted radio personality and music historian Jeff Woods of ‘Queens of the Stone Age and Stevie Nicks’ (you can quote him on that!). That comparison is no coincidence – The Jane Does recently packed the Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern performing QOTSA’s ‘Songs for the Deaf’ in its entirety, and are working on their upcoming record, “Do Me Some Harm”, releasing late 2023.
With international distribution via Dutch label DHU Records, their single ‘Pull’ is featured in the premiere episode of the ABC series ‘Rebel’, starring Katey Segal and based on the life of Erin Brokovich.
Smith spent the past decade fronting guitar/organ rock trio Little Foot Long Foot – playing Canadian stages eager to handle their volume, and garnering international reach with sync placements in soundtracks including Orange is the New Black. Since 2016, Smith has been bringing her guitar and backing vocal chops on the road with Juno-award winner Serena Ryder. Tom Juhas is an accomplished touring and studio guitarist, producer and sound maker known for his eclectic work as producer and player alongside Justin Rutledge, Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt, Jadea Kelly and Ryan O’Reilly.
The Jane Does are set to kick down the doors with the release of their full-length album, “Do Me Some Harm” (Fall 2023), recorded at Marquee Sound in their hometown of Toronto.
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