Known for being the lead vocalist of the legendary female rock band Vixen, Janet Gardner’s powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin’” and AOR rockers “How Much Love” and “Love is a Killer ,They also reached Gold Album status.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8qNBhOWNu4&w=560&h=315]
Vixen toured extensively, grinding out 200 shows per year, opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Kiss, and Bon Jovi.
Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James (who has worked with members of Staind, Collective Soul, Tyketto), Gardner ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Janet and Justin have penned a collection of emotionally charged songs with gritty grooves, infectious hooks, and inspired lyrics that merge hard rock influences from the last four decades.
The result is a perfect blend of modern hard rock with a touch of old school flare that will turn the heads of generations of rock fans. A sample teaser was put up on YouTube and literally exploded overnight. The power duo was quickly snatched up by Pavement Entertainment with a full length CD released in the fall of 2017.
In May 2019, Janet Gardner released Your Place In The Sun. To date Australian Heavy Magazine listed Janet as one of the top 40 women in rock. Alice Cooper gives thumbs up to the new single “Your Place In The Sun,” featuring the song on his radio show Nights With Alice Cooper, sending the song to #5 on Mainstream Classic Radio Charts.
Now, the iconic duo is back as Gardner/James. Together, they bring you Synergy, which features the single “Wounded,” an emotionally charged tune with powerful vocals and guitar that fuses the ’80s with today’s brand of modern hard rock. Synergy drops worldwide on August 7, 2020.