There are three people who have really gone out of their way to support me and I don't know how to thank them enough. Last week I sang three songs live at the Sweet and Tender Hooligans shows and if you are wondering why I picked these particular songs, it was partly because their chord structures worked well for live-looping. Most importantly, the songs were my way of saying thank you to these three wonderful guys.
"Janice Whaley put her mind to making a 71-track a cappella tribute to The Smiths. After a year of hard, inspired work she not only succeeded, she made a very beautiful, admirable, no, ASTOUNDING a cappella album. Morrissey, et al, you should be proud of her." -Tony Visconti Legendary record producer. Most known for producing T. Rex, David Bowie, Morrissey, and Kristeen Young.
"I've never known anyone approach a task with the clear-headed vision and unwavering dedication that Janice has shown on The Smiths Project. Embarked on with love and accomplished with style!"
"For me, The Smiths Project personifies why we all love music. Janice is the rare artist that might not know how talented she is...well, the cat's out of the bag. Congratulations and don't stop. Ever."
-James Roday Actor, writer and producer. Most notably as Shawn Spencer on the USA Network TV series Psych.
"As a lifelong smiths fan, I'm blown away by Janice's versions, the arrangements, her voice... I hear the songs in a whole new way." -Thomas Lennon Actor, comedian, writer, director and producer. Most notably from MTV's The State and Lt. Dangle on Comedy Central's TV series Reno 911!