And pinch and a punch; Joan As Police Woman plays the Oxford o2 Academy on the 1st of next month. Joan Wasser has been a musician since she picked up a violin in the third grade, Joan began playing professionally immediately upon escape from her parents house. After the death of her boyfriend Jeff Buckley, she began to sing and write songs with some of Jeff’s band mates in a project called Black Beetle. Since assuming her current moniker in 2002 – a reference to the 70’s cop show, Joan has toured and collaborated with legendary musicians including Rufus Wainwright and Antony and the Johnsons.
Having just released released her fourth studio album The Deep Field, Joan is now touring the UK treating crowds up and down the country to her idiosyncratic “punk rock R&B” and “American soul music”. Influenced by dominant female vocalists such as Nina Simone and the downbeat poetry of Leonard Cohen, the gig is sure to be a mix of wistful balladry and grandiose, dramatic pop.
Joan As Police Woman plays the Oxford o2 Academy on Tuesday 1st February, doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets cost £15.00 and can be purchased at the o2 Academy box office or by clicking on the WeGotTickets link underneath.