Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Band
“Their show is like walking into a theatre expecting a Disney classic and finding a Quentin Tarantino flick instead.” -New Haven Independent
“Her voice will grab you by the collar, bang your head on the table, and make you pay attention.” -Baeble Music
“Raw emotion, blues-and-soul inflected power, and an energy level you wish some acts on the radio today would have.” A Sides / Huffington Post
“The Arndts owned the stage with inferno-like intensity (think Amy Winehouse x Janis Joplin x Fiona Apple).” -Edge Television / Hollywood, CA
“Imagine Stevie Nicks meets Stevie Ray Vaughan.” -Punchland
“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60’s rock records, and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janis Joplin.” -New York Scene Report
The ties that bind any siblings vary in strength. For Jocelyn and Chris Arndt, those ties are made of carbon fiber. “He’s my best friend,” says Jocelyn. And to be able to chase this shared dream with my best friend, well, that’s everything.” And chase it they have, from their first concert in elementary school all the way to their position as national-touring and recording artists today. Parade Magazine calls their energy “gripping”; the Huffington Post calls it “raw emotion.” Relix calls it “galvanic” and “crackling.” Conveying the power in their live show, to be sure, is difficult. One only knows that it’s powerful, mesmerizing, unforgettable, and uniquely their own.
The familial resemblance is there, all right. Onstage, you’ll catch them glancing at each other, fluent in sibling telepathy. Jocelyn smoulders with intensity, reaching frantically to the ceiling one moment and then folding herself onto the floor in the next. Chris exudes a less frenzied energy, delivering effortless riffs with an enigmatic cool-guy half-smile hidden behind his shoulder-length hair. Over the past five years, Jocelyn & Chris and their band have performed at hundreds of venues and festivals coast to coast, from Sundance and SXSW to Summerfest and a main stage performance at Mountain Jam. Their albums feature guests like G Love, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis, and Cory Wong of Vulfpeck. Their single “Red Stops Traffic” cracked the Billboard Triple A Top 40 with radio airplay nationwide, while their album “Go” held the #2 position on the Jamband Top 30 Album Chart for 3 consecutive months. Perhaps most amazingly, they’ve done all of this while balancing college at Harvard University.
6 releases. 5 years touring the country. Airplay on over 200 radio stations nationwide. 2 Harvard degrees. No sleep. Countless broken strings. A razor-sharp band. One dream, fourteen years in the making. Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are taking on the music industry one stage at a time, and they’re winning. These are two analog souls in the digital age, proving that rock music is definitely not dead. In fact, it just got its Harvard degree.