Janice Cruz

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Janice Cruz Brooks
Origin USA flag New York, United States
Genres Rock, Pop
Instruments Voice, Guitar
Labels Stuhr
Website /www.janicecruz.com / www.myspace.com/killthemoonlightmusic / www.darkroomishere.com / www.myspace.com/darkroomishere

Janice Cruz Brooks is the songwriter, lead singer and guitar player for Brooklyn-based Indie Rock trio Dark Room and Indie Pop/Rock band Kill the Moonlight. She is a Berklee trained vocal coach (Adam Lazzara from Taking Back Sunday, Chantal Claret from Morningwood, Justin Pierre from Motion City Soundtrack, John Balicanta from Lola Ray, to name a few). She is also the dialog/music editor, sound designer and music director for the Nick Jr. shows Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! and is signed to New York based modeling agency Click.

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After studying music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, she made her move to New York city where she produced and engineered several artists such as New York hip hop artist Baba (Mind Music)on Velour recordings and other artists such as Heather Nova and Angie Stone. In 2001 Janice moved into the television market and became the engineer for Nick Jr.'s Dora the Explorer and then moved on with Nick Jr. to work on the Dora spin-off, Go, Diego, Go! where she is the dialog/music editor, sound designer and music director.

Her vocal coaching roster covers the lead singers of rock magazine Alternative Press' favorite bands--Adam Lazzara from Taking Back Sunday, Chantal Claret from Morningwood, Justin Pierre from Motion City Soundtrack, John Balicanta from Lola Ray, Head Automatica and many other bands.

Cruz Brooks also coaches Caitlin Sanchez (Dora the Explorer) and Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada).

At a young age Janice was featured in The Starship's video We Built This City

Her vocals are featured on Ceramic Dog's Party Intellectuals w/ Marc Ribot on the track Todo El Mundo Es Kitch, InnerPartySystem's Self-titled record on several tracks, on Cobra Starship's record Hot Mess and many other records to date.

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