JOELEEN, was born in the east end of London, and spent most of her teenage years in Swansea (Wales).
At the age of seven Joeleen started studying Classical Ballet under the ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCING and modern Jazz and while growing up her love for music grew stronger day by day!
At the age of sixteen Joeleen attended an Audition where she had to Sing, Dance and Act. Successfully she gained a place at the ITALIA CONTI ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS. She also won a Scholarship which gave her the opportunity to move to London, where the College was situated . Joeleen studied Singing, Dancing and Acting at ITALIA CONTI for two years and one year at the LONDON STUDIO ROYAL ACADEMY Of THE ARTS.
While at College Joeleen had various parts in musical stage shows such as: SHOW BOAT, The Welcome to Wales Show etc, and various Recording Sessions in Professional Recording Studios.
Then she moved to ITALY and worked as a singer, songwriter for various Recording Studios and Record Companys such as: DB One music, Disco Più, Five Records etc. She has been working as a professional singer in a number of various Cover Bands, and has obtained a publishing deal with WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC for the publishing of some of her songs!
Joeleen has appeared on Italian National Television as a singer (Vocalist) for Rai 2 Cronaca Italiana. La vita In Diretta and Rete 4, Ballo Amore e Fantasia. She also worked for the Record Company DEJAVU REC of Paolo Scotti, as a Singer, Backing Vocalist and Songwriter. She has collaborated with Paolo for the Song (FLY TO THE MOON) which was introduced in the year 2003 at the VENICE FILM FESTIVAL!
Joeleen on the 1st of September 2009, featured along side “PREMIER” Vocalist HOWARD HEWETT (Singer of the mid 70′s 80′s Legend Group called SHALAMAR for NuGroove/Sony Records, and also released her First CD “Welcome To My World” in 2012, Donating one of the Songs “Shadows of Light and Darkness” from her Album as a Single, to help raise money for the (Children’s Fund) UNICEF.
Joeleen and The LEGENDARY CHRIS JAMES, also known at the time as Ollan C Bell. Former Singer from the Famous Group, “The Natural Four” met on the 14th of July 2013.
And decided there and then that they had to work together! Strangely Fate was at Work and Joeleen just the Day before on the 13th of July 2013, wrote this Lovely Christmas Song called”GET CLOSE TO YOU”.
The Duet between Joeleen and Chris are a perfect combination of Warmth and Joy that will definitely put you into The CHRISTMAS Spirit!