Joan As Police Woman


About Joan As Police Woman

Joan Wasser’s musical life has spanned many albums, bands, collaborations and genres. She picked up the violin in public school when she was 8, soaked up Stevie Wonder and the Jackson5 on the AM radio before catching the bus to school and ended up studying classically through college.

Consumed by the punk rock/ new wave scene, her first live shows were The Bad Brains and Black Flag when she was 14, Adam and the Ants and Siouxsie and the Banshees when she was 15.

Capitalizing on these diverse beginnings, she eventually joined, recorded and toured with The Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls, Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and recorded and played with countless others.

Joan As Police Woman began in 2003 when she realized that when she picked up the guitar, she was able to sing and write songs. Since then, she’s released 4 albums of originals, one album of covers, toured the world many times over and generally fell in love with recording and songwriting. Signed to Reveal / PIAS in 2005 by Tom Rose her debut "Real Life" was released to universal acclaim and was an international success. Recently she’s begun producing and writing for other artists including Lau's widely acclaimed The Bell That Never Rang album. 2017 has been spent writing, recording her fith Joan As Police Woman album, due for release in 2018 on the PIAS label.
Joan As Police Woman is managed by Tom Rose. Her booking agents are Paul Wilson (CAA) for UK and Rita Zappador (International Music) for the rest of the world. Record Labels PIAS / REVEAL (Real Life / To Survive / Let It Be You).

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