Justine Clarke Wins ARIA Award for Best Children's Album
Justine Clarke has won the award for Best Children’s Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards, held at The Star on Wednesday, November 28.
Mojo Juju is 5'3" of wise crackin’, sass mouthin’, jump-jivin’ attitude wrapped up in a Zoot suit and propped up on a Cuban heel. A dynamic vocalist, entertainer and songwriter, forever difficult to pigeonhole, she is versatile and unafraid to challenge the boundaries of genre and style.
Mojo returns today, with a brand new single and a hard left turn; presenting ‘A Heart Is Not A Yo-Yo’, from the forthcoming album due for release in early-2015. The new album is a collaboration with friend and producer Ptero Stylus (Diafrix/Mantra), making for a meeting of two vastly different creative minds. Mojo has hinted that it will be an exploration into ‘pop songwriting’ with throwbacks to Soul, R’n’B and Funk, citing influence from an eclectic range of artists including Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Betty Davis, Gnarls Barkley & Andre 3000. It is certain that this will be a very different album to the last.
In Mojo’s own words: “My focus is and always has been on the songwriting. And I want to explore every angle of that. I’m not too worried about fitting into any categories. I just want to write and I want to be challenged while I’m doing that. Hopefully the result is something good, whatever the genre may be.”
2013 saw Mojo sell-out national headline tours, hit the local festival circuit, and tour Europe opening for acts such as Tony Joe White (USA), Reverend Horton Heat (USA) and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (UK).
MOJO JUJU – UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2014
Saturday 4 October Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine (Solo)
Saturday 11 October Darebin Music Feast, Melbourne VIC
Friday 31 October Roller Den, Sydney NSW (Full band w/ support – Elana Stone)
Friday 14 November Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne VIC
(AWME Showcase – Full band w/ support – Marlon Williams)
20 – 22 November Mullumbimby Music Festival NSW
Saturday 29 November Deep South Festival, Adelaide SA
PRAISE FOR 2012’s DEBUT SELF-TITLED RELEASE:
"Vintage Rock 'n' Roll licks, howling jazz and grinding juke-joint blues. Juju does for her genres what Lanie Lane has done for country music" – Sydney Morning Herald
"Sounding like it stepped straight of the set of a Quentin Tarantino film" – 4 Stars, MX
"This stunning album weaves an emotional tapestry of life, loss, love and regret" – 5 Stars, The Herald Sun
GET THE NEW SINGLE HERE
At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes