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Image © Jeriko Zone 2007

Jeriko Jeriko
Image © Jeriko Zone 2007

(03 August 2007) Jeriko was born and raised in New York of European and Native American heritage. Surrounded by a family of musicians and a mother who was a dancer, she started to train and perform by the time she could walk.

High school is where Jeriko started her first band and began to focus on her craft as a songwriter. After graduation, her ambition took her straight to New York City. While studying at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, Jeriko began to work on a demo that soon led to an audition for Mariah Carey's label Crave/Sony. Immediately she was signed as the lead singer of the group Jakaranda. The group launched a top ten single in Japan as well as having a gold single on a Disney Soundtrack, The Parent Trap.

The artist realised that this wasn't the kind of music that best represented her, so she quit the group and began to cowrite in Sweden. This is where she met the K-Bros for the first time. In the next two and a half years Jeriko and The K-Bros worked around the clock to produce an album that would stand up to all of their expectations and taste.

The EP From Me To You is the result of thier collaboration. The rocking five tracks on the EP include, "From Me To You," "Happy," "All Thumbs Up," "Writer's Rain" and "Time With A Friend." These are richly produced guitar laced rockers with punch and are graced throughout with Jeriko's powerful mid-range voice. The songs clearly demonstrate the team's range and singer's ability to draw emotions from listeners with upbeat rockers or gentle ballads. Enthusiasts of Patti Smith and Joan Jett will surely be enthralled.

The EP has been released on iTunes. She will also be releasing a full length album in the autumn of 2007. The hit single "From Me To You" has already been added to numerous radio stations and is picking up steam. MTV has licensed the entire album for their catalogue of shows.

"Nothing would leave the study unless we all agreed and loved it." Plenty of blood, sweat and tears went into this album. Jeriko and the K-Bros found their sound with an edgy pop/rock style tied in with lyrics that were done with wit and a simle. With a radio friendly voice and a style that's undeniably intoxicating, Jerko has what it takes to go straight to the top. Let's have the full album already.

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