Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

Origin: Ft.Plain, New York

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Genres: Rock

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Jocelyn & Chris Arndt grew up in rural Central New York, Fort Plain to be exact. Jocelyn and Chris’s home community offered the siblings a limited pallet of things to do around town.  The bowling alley was full of old people, the convenience store in town did have the best breakfast pizza on the planet, but if you didn’t get there early it was sadly all gone and replaced by hot dogs even though it was way too early for lunch.  So when their parents, who are both educators decided to let the kids try musical instruments, the duo prepared to do battle.  Both Jocelyn and Chris absolutely wanted to play piano.  They were both convinced after all, that piano was the only “cool” instrument. Ultimately however, since Jocelyn was a year older than her brother, she got first choice… and piano it was!  Poor Chris was left with guitar…

Fast forward just a bit to an elementary school talent show.  The siblings had put aside their piano battle scars and had begun playing music together.  Strangely it wasn’t music from their era, it was music by bands like Led Zeppelin.  Their friends thought they were… well, weird, but their parents LOVED it!  As Jocelyn and Chris prepared to play in an auditorium full of parents and their peers, there was something missing… their singer.

Turns out the singer had gotten cold feet and no-showed.   How could they do “Stairway To Heaven” with no singer?!!  Well in an effort to save the day (and maybe make up for any left over bad feelings from her piano battle win) Jocelyn decided she would try to sing the song.  What happened that night was absolutely amazing.  It wasn’t perfect, there were a couple of mistakes,  but it was clear that the duo had unique and extraordinary talent.

and… Jocelyn and Chris were hooked!

Today Jocelyn and Chris Arndt write, record, and perform coast to coast.  Jocelyn’s supercharged voice has become a huge draw to audiences while at 19, Chris’s melodic and soulful approach to guitar suggests maturity and tastefulness that escapes many players throughout a lifetime.  Together, they are two of the most compelling rock performers anywhere.

Jocelyn and her brother and co-writer Christian, began to reach out past their living room practice space, playing anywhere they could find permission and a power outlet. While Jocelyn began to develop her own distinctive singing style, Chris’s guitar skills flourished, aided heavily by the inspiration they both drew from the great voices and players they’d grown up listening to on classic rock stations and through their parents’ bottomless CD collection.

Soon the two began writing original music, combining an affinity for retro grooves and classic rock moves with a unique, modern twist that remains surprisingly relatable.  The results are stunning, mature, multifaceted songs with timeless energy and a tendency toward the heart.