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JANINE LYONS

Janine Lyons Born and Bred in Brooklyn, New York is a published Author and Poet, Performer, Recording Artist, and event Curator. Janine has been involved in the Creative and Performing arts for two decades. Notably janine has performed her beautiful poetry and spoken world lyrics accompanied by Jazz, Neo Soul, Live Percussion and House Music, which deeply reflects her dedication as a Dancer in the House Music Community.

Janine's passion for writing poetry began in college Where she earned her B. A. in Behavioral Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. with published pieces soon to follow. In the late 1990's Janine found her calling sharing her poems at various open mic poetry cafes throughout New York City. As a dancer Janine has graced the floors of many legendary New York Venues and underground events. She can still be seen today dancing and NOW performing at various outdoor House Music Parties.

In 2012 Janine Lyons was hand-picked by Grammy-nominated legendary singer/songwriter/musician and producer Josh Milan, CEO of Honeycomb Music, to be part of his poetry collective Raw Honey. accompanied by Josh Milan’s original music on the album Happy, released as a free download on Honeycomb Music. As Brown Sugah, Janine graces the album with her song “Happy and Free” backed by Josh Milan’s vocals and music.

Janine Lyons is also featured on Josh Milan’s critically acclaimed debut solo double-album, 6.9.69 with her song, “My Big Brother,” which celebrates the brotherly love and admiration she has for Josh, who is undoubtedly her musical mentor. Janine proclaims, “Working with Josh Milan is a dream come true. I feel so blessed.”
This led to her first full length Poetry Album Entitled Epiphany. It was released in the Spring of 2019 with all the accompanying music written, performed and produced by Honeycomb’s CEO Josh Milan.

Currently, Janine has released two songs from Epiphany. In March 2017, “I Need To Dance” Her Smash hit was released with several mixes created by Josh Milan and Janine also had the pleasure of Performing her hit "I Need To Dance" at the Suncebeat Festival in Croatia.

Her second release from the album, “Forbidden Song” released in December 2017 also reached #1 within 24 hours on the R&B/Soul Chart with several mixes by Josh Milan and Joe King a producer out of South Africa.
Every song on Epiphany features Janine Lyons’ own brand and style of poetic soul. The listener will come to understand her many sides through songs such as “Her,” dedicated to Janine’s mother, and “Sandra,” written in honor of Sandra Bland and her powerful take on the state of today’s world in “The World of 45”.

Janine Lyons is a true poet with a unique flow and crafted, compelling messages that deeply resonate--her brand and style with she calls POETIC SOUL whether the messages are about love, family, strength, or an awakening-- an Epiphany. Janine prides herself on being a lyricist who leaves you feeling better than when you arrived. Janine also released her first book of poetry. http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/janine-lyons/epiphany-parts-of-me-a-poetic-experience/paperback/product-24185860.html

Currently Janine will be working with another one of her musical heroes She will be featured on Louie Vega’s New album on Nervous Records entitled Expansions in the NYC to be released in March 2020. A place Where We Can All Be Free Featuring Janine On which Vega Works with Longtime collaborators Axel Tosca and Gene Perez to create the perfect jam session that is guaranteed to blow up dancefloor worldwide! Janine adds a sultry, soulful and memorable vocal performance that puts the spotlight on what the Expansions in The NYC project is all about.

“There is nothing more fulfilling than sharing my art and connecting with the audience, I am grateful and excited to have so many different stories to tell through my poetry and performance.”

--~ Janine Sugah Lyrics Lyons December 2019
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