|Janice Cruz Brooks|
|Origin||New York, United States|
|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.
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.
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.
- Dark Room website
- "Interview with Janice Cruz Brooks: Brooklyn Babe and Lead Singer of Kill the Moonlight, Guitarist for Hesta Prynn". The Accessory Files. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
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