Jacinta is an award winning international songwriter, musician and vocalist from Australia with five impressive Billboard Hot Club Play hits in the United States with many self penned songs that have found their way into film, TV, computer games and the hearts of her growing fan base. Her career has given her the opportunity to work with internationally respected artists including Tony Bennett, Cake, Leo Sayer, David Gates (Bread), Glenn Shorrock, Take That, Cirque Du Soleil, Tony Moran, Anton Bass and an ever growing group of wonderful music creators from across the globe.
Having studied piano as a child, buying her first synth was a turning point for Jacinta. Just one week later Jacinta found herself at her first band rehearsal becoming the 5th member of an all girl band and acquiring the nickname JAC! Playing keyboards and singing backing vocals in an Australian electro pop band marked Jacinta's initiation into electronic music production, songwriting and singing. And there were many bands, big and small, and many gigs/tours throughout Australia, SE Asia and India!
Being a synth player introduced Jacinta to sequencers, samplers and hard disc recording. Producing the songs she wrote, mostly n-house, became the foundation of her indie label Chunky Music. She released “Dedicated To A Stranger” and “Sandalwood - Under The Influence” and wrote a significant amount of music repertoire for the hit kids series “The Saddle Club” before relocating to the USA.
Jacinta's first US single release “Sunshine” hit the top twenty on the BILLBOARD Hot Club Play Chart in early 2006. Her second single “Destination” released Spring 2006 was also a Hot Club Play hit, climbed to #5 on the DJ Times Chart and featured on five compilation albums. Jacinta’s third release “Can’t Keep It A Secret” debuted as the #1 Breakout Song on the Billboard Dance Chart and peaked at #7 in 2007. Her track “Can’t Keep It A Secret” peaked at #2 on the DJ Times and FMQB charts. This hit also received high rotation on US Dance Radio and found Jacinta new audiences in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. In the summer of 2012 the track was re-released in Europe with new remixes. 2008 saw “Electric Universe” hit the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Chart. And testament to the impact Jacinta was having on the dance music community, she was nominated for Best Break-Through Artist - Solo at the International Dance Music Awards 2008.
2009 was a year of collaboration. Jacinta and Amber Dirks (of Sister Sledge fame) featured on the track “Day in Time” released by new duo Wild Jaam. Jacinta also featured on “I See Fire”, a track by Cybersutra which was immediately endorsed by Judge Jules of BBC Radio1 and debuted as the #1 Breakout Song on the Billboard Dance Chart in January 2009. The summer of 2009 bought Jacinta and long time colleague and friend, producer/director Don Fox, together for co-creation of “DREAM!” - a full stage production with dazzling visuals, 15 piece orchestra, backing singers and dancers. The production featured Jacinta’s vocals, piano, guitar, synth playing and programming, all conveying an inspirational story encouraging us to dream. Towards the end of 2009, Jacinta re-entered the European dance scene with “Share The Tears” by Aura and “Lost In A Dream” by Javah both featuring Jacinta’s vocals. And whilst building a successful career in the dance/club genre, 2009 also saw the first full-length release of Jacinta's Dark Hours collection, “Lumina” giving her fans an insight into the piano and vocal talents where her career began.
2010 was filled with touring, more single releases and songwriting with new collaborators. Releases included “Always Beside Me”, a collaboration with legendary Miami dance producer Avy Gonzalez on Miami label Destune records, a dance rework of Olivia Newton John’s famed “Magic” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on Capp Records compilations. “Lost In A Dream” was included in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and “Electric Universe” and “Can’t Keep It A Secret” on the popular iDance2 and reRave game and apps. This year also saw Jacinta win the USA Songwriting Competition (Dance/Electronica category) with "Can't Keep it A Secret". "Electric Universe" made it to the finals and received an Honorable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition.
In support of her US releases, Jacinta has turned to her love of live performance, something that has always been a key ingredient of her artistic life. Playing solo via live PA performances, singing and accompanying herself on piano or playing in track style club format using keyboards, samplers, groove boxes and of course her vocals, Jacinta has been able to reach a diverse music loving audience. And being a sincere supporter of the GLBT community, Jacinta has performed for numerous Pride events, fundraisers, events raising public awareness and has contributed to raising thousands of dollars for those living with HIV and AIDS.
In 2011, Jacinta’s live artistic persona evolved into DJ LoveFreq. DJ LoveFreq creates and spins electronica with a provocative spin. Mixing progressive electro house with her songs and live vocals, LoveFreq creates uplifting mash-ups. The mix shows can be heard regularly on Addicted To Radio, Strictly Dance Radio, USA Dance Radio, PNN Radio, Overseas Sessions and MCSS Radio.
In 2012 Jacinta returned to collaborating with “Better Way” - Mr Groove feat. Jacinta (King St. Records),
"Are You Dancing" - Jacinta feat. Cybersutra (Chunky Music), “Secret 2K12” Rene Ablaze & Jacinta (Andorfine & Joys), "Warm Like Summer" (Vacate Recordings) & “Calm Before The Storm" (Tactal Hots).
Jacinta’s release “Are you Dancing” on Chunky Music is Jacinta’s second collaboration with Cybersutra, The track was awarded Commended Entry in the 2011 UK songwriting competition (pop category) and finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (Dance/Electronic category).
And there’s much more to come…. in fact, in the words of DJ Chris Allen of Texas Shout Magazine: “She could very well be Australia's finest export to date”.