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Front person and lead guitarist of local band Spectra Vamp, Jennifer Janét, coming to the Port Grill

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  • Joel Rodgers

Another local talented artist is heading to the Port Grill. And you can see (and hear) her July 14.

Front person and lead guitarist of Spectra Vamp, Jennifer Janét, was practically born with a
guitar in her hand. Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Jennifer started playing guitar at the
age of 9. After which, she played guitar in several church worship teams for 12 years playing
acoustic and electric guitar.

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Jennifer started playing professionally with her sister, JoAnna Janét, soon after graduating from MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN and was fortunate enough to perform with JoAnna on The Grand Ole Opry in 2002. After the birth of her son, Samuel, Jennifer beganplaying on a regular basis with her sister, Jessica Janét Brock, in Shreveport, LA. In 2006, Jennifer joined a Houma, LA based rock band, Sons of William, playing bass. She recorded 2 albums and toured with the group for 5 years, while still remaining a member of several different bands in Shreveport.

The idea for “Spectra Vamp,” came about in early 2015, after Jennifer’s sister, Jessica, won a vocal competition. Heavily influenced by several different styles of music, Jennifer began writing and recording songs for the project with no set genre in mind. The multi-genre album, “Attention” was completed in 2016 and released digitally in February 2017.

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Her band Spectra Vamp is in the middle of making a video and they ned your help. The band posted this on their Facebook page:

“ATTENTION Grandparents and Grandkids!
We are looking for YOU to be in our next video!

HERE’S HOW YOU ENTER:
– Add our song, “Grand” to your favorite Spotify playlist.
-Then put your dancing shoes on and record you and your grandchild/ grandchildren OR you and your grandparent(s) dancing to “Grand” using your Smartphone, GoPro,
iPad, etc…. Feel free to get creative and have fun!
-Submit all your videos to spectravampmusic@gmail.com

DEADLINE to ENTER is July 21, 2018.
We look forward to seeing your dancing skills!

(We respect your privacy. Participant’s names not
necessary until videos are chosen.)”

Sounds cool! Well keep you updated as this develops. Until then, go see Jennifer at The Port on Saturday July 17 at 7:30. You’ll be glad you did.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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