"Lollipops & candy canes
Old rusty bicycle chains
Spinning round that wheel
Of air, rubber and steel
Bubbles floating everywhere
Lathered up in smoggy air
Distort the mirror's view
Striving to cut through
This gift I give to You."
"..a complete work with a satisfying and substantial window into Bye's artistry & attitudes. The self-incrimination, surviving self-esteem, & genuine appreciation of life that is woven through all the lyrical lines and music is an artistic time capsule that should be opened again & again." ~Earbuzz.com
In August 2007, jen produced a well-crafted, eclectic alternative pop/rock CD with bad sister music's release of "Less Than Perfect For This World". She hired on bassist Jason P. Chesney and drummer Christopher Allis, along with some other special guests including Wenty Morris, Michael Starr, Shon Sullivan and Dan Marfisi.
This album is laced with interesting stick-in-your-head melodies, boldly candid lyrics and fearless conviction. This introspective collection of songs has age, wisdom, a little damage, and an incisive edge that doesn't sacrifice hope for cynicism. It travels all over the map: from a breezy accordion to a groove driven bass, from a melancholy cello trio to heavy layers of electric guitars and from swirly brushes on a snare to heavy hitting rhythms. Diverse, yet consistent, "Less Than Perfect For This World" is sure to be a worthy addition to even the most discriminating music lover's collection.
jen's talents shine through in her lyrical honesty and eclectic songwriting, covering a wide spectrum of emotions that go beyond simple angst. When presented by her stirring voice, they are made all the more evocative. Combining her extensive musical prowess with a sensual yet ballsy stage presence, jen's live shows are arresting and unforgettable.
In December 2001, jen entered producer Denny Weston Jr's studio to record her first 6-song EP, the Self-Titled debut release from bad sister music. With cohorts Michael McCarthy (guitar), Jeff Manol (bass), and Jim Loftus (drums), jen created a disc that is fresh and compelling with raw and edgy pop/rock tunes that can't be ignored.
Having worked with various artists and producers over the years providing vocals, piano, guitar, and production for Film & Television and original projects, jen is also available for hire. Past projects include her first lead singing gig in the electronica band Emerald Vein, founded by former punker Bob Young of Boston's UZI signed to the Belgian label Sub-Rosa Records, playing keyboards and vocals for eenie meenie records recording artist, Shon Sullivan's (Goldenboy) former band Moonwash, vocal work for: Dan Marfisi @ Jones House Music, Wenty Morris & D.A. Young @ Morris & Young, Jon Coco & Jamie Anderson @ SWAG Music Group, Krishna Das (produced by Rick Ruben), Amy Spear (produced by Christian Nesmith), Michael McCarthy & the Beautiful Fools and others. >www.jenbye.net
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