Anjuli Josephine, an emerging Philadelphia based artist, has released her debut
EP featuring catchy single "Can't Keep Up." John Vetesse of XPN's The Key writes
"The soulful Canadian born singer-songwriter, who easily draws comparison to
artists like Regina Spektor and KT Tunstall, has been enjoying success playing
the local circuit over the last two months...” The Ontario native moved to the
States as a child when her parents found work inPennsylvania.
Anjuli began playing classical violin at age six but it wasn’t until her teens
and the introduction of guitar that her musical passion shifted. “I was enjoying
the guitar, an instrument that was not accompanied by the rigors of classical
instruction, and growing so tired of the one and only song I knew, Bob Marley’s
Redemption Song, that I took to writing my own songs”, Anjuli explains.
Songwriting took over her musical pursuits but stage fright limited her reach.
Aside from the sporadic open mic, her music was heard by a select few until she
paired with childhood friend Karl Rieders, who was already a Philly music scene
veteran. They quickly reunited with keyboardist and long time friend Al Daniels
and drummer Nate Kowalski who had played in bands with Rieders in the past. The
band was formed and work on her debut EP at Kawari Sound followed. The result is
a sound that has intricate pop sensibilities, and establishes Anjuli as new
powerful female voice on the scene.