"Sheryl Crow and Janis Joplin drink wine and get tattoos. That's kinda my sound."
Jennifer Corday is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist and cellist with incredible charisma!
She has shared stages with Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLaughlin, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and many more. She is a prolific songwriter and seasoned musician with star quality and charisma, presenting live shows that leave people wanting more. Whether singing her own material, or busting out cover tunes in her own unique way, you will get hooked. Corday loves talking to the audience, and will draw you in with her storytelling and crowd singalongs. Corday has built a large and loyal following in Southern California performing hundreds of shows a year at local bars and venues.
She is a true influencer, building a global brand for lesbians everywhere, with strong networking, clever merchandise, and grassroots live tours that capture life-long fans. Combined with smart marketing, her dynamic personality and musical skill have earned her over thousands of followers on FB, Insta and YouTube.
Corday performs solo, and with her band all over SoCal, focusing mainly on areas in and around Long Beach and Orange County. She also tours for specific show dates across the U.S., and will be overseas performing on a River Cruise down the Danube in October!
She is primarily an original artist, but also fronts some amazing projects--
Her band Classic Rock Revolution is a tribute to the classic rock hits of the 70s, performing epic hits most bands do not attempt. Songs from Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Boston, The Who, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Heart, The Eagles, and many more are performed with amazing accuracy by Corday and her top-notch band-mates. Her band Yachty Girl and the Seaman is a tribute to the yacht rock era, where the full band presents your favorite easy listening hits from the 70s and 80s in costume.
She is founder of Desert Legends, the Legendary Women's Weekend every April in Palm Springs, where she performs along with national headliners over the weekend.
She also created the Melissa Etheridge Experience and the Sheryl Crow Show—two top-notch tribute acts that perform at large concert venues and casinos across the nation.
She is sometimes hired to perform out of her custom Jeep equipped with lights and sound, a real mobile music machine!
"Lollipop" is a retro hip-hop jam presents the theory that we may all have hard candy shells outside, but inside "we are all Tootsie Rolls." The video was shot in Huntington Harbor and included over 300 Tootsie Pops and 50 pounds of taffy. Co-directed by Corday and Dave Richmond, the video features Jay Boogie and his dance team and over 25 actors that start out hard, but soften up by the end.
"Shoulda Left Sooner" is a hilariously fun, country-rock romp boasting a top-notch video shot in Pioneertown, starring lesbian comic Suzanne Westenhoefer. Recently honored with a screening at the 2021 Long Beach Queer Film Festival, the video debuted on Westenhoefer’s new talk show, after other famous celesbians like Martina Navratilova and Lily Tomlin, and caused a lot of LOL.
Corday's remake of the classic Helen Reddy song "I Am Woman," co-produced with L.A.-based mastermind Matt Thorne of MT Productions is a mster production which includes the voices of several female singers including Kelly Fitzgerald, Sean Wiggins, and Larisa Stow. Corday produced a slide show music video which is a must-see- featuring powerful women who have been an inspiration to her over the years.
“Anchor,” one of her greatest songs to date. The video for this amazing love song was shot outside the Queen Mary in Long Beach waters and soared into the hearts of fans everywhere.
Corday also penned "I Can't Breathe" after George Floyd's murder, staying up all night to write and record the cello parts. The song has become a beloved anthem in support of Black Lives Matter. "Home," is a raw, acoustic track that is featured in the movie Maybe Someday, where Corday also makes an appearance as an actress.
Corday’s anthemic sexy drinking song "Second Shot" (featured on You Can't Change My DNA) is the title track of the series, starring Fortune Feimster and Jill Bennett, and can be heard in the movie At Your Own Risk that was played at the 2018 WOMEN IN ACTION Film Festival Opening Night.
Her video "Daffodil Shotguns" showed at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, spawning loyal followers against gun violence.
Teaming with photographers and filmmakers Jane Clark, Jen Rosenstein, and Michelle Ehlen, Corday has furthered her career with stunning videos and imagery. Her “Dragonfire” video received rave reviews at film fests across the nation. "Tear Into You" was shot and edited by Jen Rosenstein and won Best Music Video at the Cynema Systers Film Fest. "Kaleidoscope," shot DIY style while touring in Europe, is a fan fav and celebrates the beauty of the broken.
AWARDS & HISTORY
Corday has over five award-winning studio albums and 20 awards under her belt, including Best Female Acoustic Act, and Best Live Band at the OC Music Awards. She's also performed for the troops overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.
Corday’s music and videos have been awarded by LA Weekly, GLAMA Awards, and LA Music Awards. She's been a Battle of the Band Finalist for KISS FM and STAR Radio. You may have seen her as an actress on the national Ride with Pride Uber commercial, in award-winning lesbian films, or heard her music in MTV documentaries and numerous movies.
Corday’s festival resume speaks volumes. Corday has performed at Dinah Shore Weekend, Womenfest in Key West, Women’s Week in P-Town, and at Pride Festivals across the nation. She has also performed on Olivia Cruises, The Melissa Etheridge Cruise, Country Cruising, and many more including a river cruise down the Danube—expanding her fanbase around the world. She performed again on the Women On A Roll cruise in July 2022, from Switzerland to Amsterdam, ending at the Amsterdam Pride Festival.
While sequestered during COVID-19 lockdown, Corday recorded and released several parodies, including the "Bohemian Virus Rhapsody" that went viral with over one million views.
Her producers include Matt Thorne (The Eels, Trapt, Ratt, Warrant, Everclear, Eddie Money, Game Of Thrones) Brian Pothier (Peter Asher, Bob Malone) and Gavin MacKillop (Sarah McLachlan, Toad The Wet Sprocket, The Escape Club). Corday works with incredible musicians including drummers Nic Guadelac, Jorgen Ingmar (L.A.Vation), Keith Larsen (Oedipus), guitarists Jack Nolan, Brian Pothier (Peter Asher), Damien Smith, Larry Bustimante, and Darryl Marini (The Johnnies), bassists Jon Grillo, Benj Clarke, James Rubel, Mike Quinn, and many more.
Corday was inspired to record Helen Reddy's anthemic feminist hit song "I Am Woman" after performing it live at a Women's March down Main Street in Seal Beach, CA. "It got such a great response," explains Corday, "and it was super cool to see really young girls diggin' it too. I hope the song underlines their belief in themselves and the reminder that they can indeed do anything." The song was released right after the inauguration of the first female Vice President, Kamala Harris, which is especially sweet timing. "It's so exciting to finally have a woman in the White House," beams Corday, "and I hope this song can be turned up and enjoyed even more, as a reflection of the time." The production was intense, and Corday tracked most of it at her home studio. Besides singing the vocals, she added four tracks of acoustic guitar, twelve tracks of live cello, and invited nine or her fellow singer-songwriter friends to sing on the recording. "It was quite a production," she explains. "I worked with my producer Matt Thorne in Burbank through Zoom. He is just awesome and adds all the other instrumentation." As a final touch, Corday thought of inviting several of her singer-songwriter friends to participate in the recording by adding their vocal to the final chorus. "It's so important to collaborate, especially during these dark times of isolation during the pandemic," Corday asserts, "and I am so grateful they all agreed to participate." Nine women ended up singing from their home towns and home studios, and sent in files for Corday to add to the mix. It was actually a lot of work," Corday laughs, "and my producer yelled at me for adding so many more vocal tracks!" But it was worth it. "I think it sounds amazing. It gives me chills to hear that huge group of women singing together. It's such an empowering song." Corday remembers her mother listening to Helen Reddy, and followed her work ever since. "It is tragic that she passed in 2020, but I am glad to be keeping her music alive. I hope new generations of listeners will be turned on to the song when they discover my interpretation of it."
Guest Vocalists: Krysta Carson, Laura Coyle, Kelly Fitzgerald, Ali Handal, Michelle Mangione, Carmela Scalzo, Larisa Stow, Tanya Tassi, and Sean Wiggins.