Jenny Hoyston

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Jenny Hoyston

Jenny Hoyston is the vocalist and guitarist of the San Francisco, CA, USA political punk and no wave band Erase Errata. She also works as a solo artist and with William Elliott Whitmore under the monikers Paradise Island and Hallways of Always respectively.


Hoyston began her road and recording career in 1994 as the bassist and back-up vocalist for Michigan-based all-Women punk band day twenty-eight and appears on PEEP, the 1995 Youth Rendition Records release by the band.

After relocating to San Francisco, Hoyston formed noise-rock duo California Lightening with future Erase Errata drummer Bianca Sparta in 1997. California Lightening released several singles on Troubleman Unlimited and appeared on releases by Mr. Lady Records and other labels. The band released a split 7" with fellow San Franciscan band Sic. Alps, gaining attention partially as a result of scandal over fully nude images of members of both bands on the record's artwork.

In 1999 Hoyston joined Darkwave quintet Subtonix (Troubleman Records) and appears on one 7" release by the all-Women band. Later that same year she formed Erase Errata with Sara Jaffe, Ellie Erickson and Sparta after an impromptu jam session at Club Hott, the all-ages showspace/warehouse Hoyston and Sparta inhabited. Other Erase Errata members have included Christina Files, Weasel Walter, Eric Bauer and Archie McKay.

In 2007 the Isle of LP received 3.5 stars in Rolling Stone among other praise upon its release.[citation needed]

In addition to her work on stage and in the studio, Hoyston produces the annual Fabulosa Fest] of Women-centered Music, Film, Craft and Healing Arts for charity, located at Walker Creek Ranch near Marin, CA every July.[citation needed]

Musical Style[edit]

Erase Errata typically features no wave and angular punk styles. With the Paradise Island solo project Hoyston explores different sounds including off-kilter rock and pop, lo-fi electronica and folk.[1]


Hallways of Always[edit]

Paradise Island[edit]

  • Purple Prize (2002) Troubleman Unlimited
  • Getup (2003) Dim Mak [1]
  • Lines Are Infinitely Fine (2003) Dim Mak [1]
  • Beast (2005) Cochon
  • Seeing Spots (2006) Southern UK/Latitudes
  • Isle of (2007) Southern Records


  1. ^ a b c Phares, Heather. "Artist Biography by Heather Phares". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Berick, Michael. "Review by Michael Berick". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 

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