JACINTA is an established international singer/songwriter from Australia with Five impressive Billboard Dance Club Chart hits in the United States and many self penned songs that have found their way into film. In March 2008, Jacinta was a nominee for Best Break-Through Artist(Solo) at the International Dance Music
Awards, and in 2010 won the USA Songwriting Competition (Dance/Electronica category).
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 May 2006 was also a Billboard ‘Hot Club Play’ Hit, climbed to 5 on the DJ Times Chart and is still receiving airplay on Dance Music Radio. 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 on 07/07/07. Still receiving massive support in the USA, SECRET peaked #2 on the DJ Times and FMQB charts. This instant hit also received high rotation on US Dance Radio and found Jacinta new audiences in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Nov 8/08 saw ELECTRIC UNIVERSE hit Break Out for the Billboard Hot Dance Club Chart, with it’s debut on the main chart on Nov 22.
2009 was a busy year, with the release of multiple projects; co-productions with new duo “Wild Jaam” featuring Jacinta and Amber Dirks (of Sister Sledge fame), and a new Cybersutra track featuring Jacinta. Endorsed by Judge Jules of BBC Radio1, the Song I SEE FIRE debuted as the #1 Breakout Song on the Billboard Dance Chart in January 2009. Jacinta’s dream has also been realized this year, literally, with the full stage show “DREAM!” now a reality in partnership with long time friend, Producer/Director Don Fox. Amazing visuals, full orchestra, backing singers, dancers and a wonderful story line bring out all of Jacinta’s best attributes, highlighting her soaring vocals, dynamic stage presence and multi instrumental musical prowess.
Jacinta also debuted on the European Dance scene in 2009 with SHARE THE TEARS by Aura and LOST IN A DREAM by Javah both featuring Jacinta’s vocals.
The new album LUMINA was released in December, 2009.
While Jacinta has been building a successful career in the dance/club genre (see above)… Lumina is NOT that. LUMINA gives us an insight into where Jacinta’s music begins. The journey of a raw emotion finding its way to become a message in a melody sounding through her voice and piano. Sometimes in the midst of the desolation of the dark hours, with candles lit and incense burning, a cathartic music is birthed, and sometimes a new ember is discovered that glows within, be it an inspiring lyric or an uplifting vocal lilt or a chord progression that you just didn’t see coming. It brings with it a new song that has a magical momentum that reaches out showering our hearts, minds and souls with new hope. Lumina: Songs of LIGHT from The Dark Hours.
With 2011 underway, LUMINA is finding momentum, and a new collaboration with Cybersutra has just been completed. Jacinta has been busy recording new material in Australia over the Holiday season, and Best of 80’s Dance Vol3 is now out featuring Jacinta’s version of MAGIC.
2010 also saw the release of ALWAYS BESIDE ME on Destune Records. A collaboration with legendary Miami Dance Producer Avy Gonzalez.
Jacinta’s solo career has given her the opportunity to work with internationally respected musicians including Tony Bennett, Cake, Leo Sayer, David Gates of Bread, Take That and Cirque Du Soleil.
Basing herself and her own indie label Chunky Music in the U.S., Jacinta’s success continues with touring all over North America in support of her hit singles and critically acclaimed albums.
Texas Shout Magazine claimed “She could very well be Australia’s finest export to date……..” (DJ Chris Allen – Shout Magazine)
TAKE ME AWAY <> Artist: Jacinta & Eric Tenalio <> Label: Kult Records
• Album: Dark Sexy Vocals
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW <> Artist: Jacinta <> Label: CAPP Records
• Album: 50 Jumpstyle Tunes Vol2
ALWAYS BESIDE ME <> Artist: Jacinta <> Label: Destune Records
LUMINA <> Artist: Jacinta <> Label: Chunky Music
• New 9 track Album – Songs of light from the Dark Hours
MAGIC <> Artist: Jacinta <> Label: CAPP Records
• Best of 80’s Dance Vol3 Compilation
LOST IN A DREAM <> Artist: Javah f/Jacinta <> Label: Spinnin’ Records (Liquid)
• New European release
SHARE THE TEARS <> Artist: Aura f/Jacinta <> Label: Five Star Records
• 2009 European release
• Released in USA Sept 2010
ELECTRIC UNIVERSE <> Artist: Jacinta <> Label: Chunky Music
• Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart Hit
• #1 Radio HOT96 (Portland, OR) – January 13 /09 Chart
• #2 FMQB Record Pool Pick – January 23 /09 Chart
• #3 Fusion Chicago Radio Chart – Nov. 30 /08 Chart
• #5 iDJ Record Pool (Illinois) Top500 Chart – February 09
• #1 iDanceRadio.FM – April 09
• High rotation & #1 DJ Vinyl Fingers mixshow ,105.9 KRYC, Yuba City, CA
I SEE FIRE <> Artist: Cybersutra f/Jacinta <> Label: Kult Records
• Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart Hit – #1 Breakout Jan 3/09
• #6 iDJ Record Pool (Illinois) Top500 Chart – February 09
DAY IN TIME <> Artist: Wild Jaam f/Amber Dirks & Jacinta <> Label: Chunky Music / Power2Move
• Debut digital release
DREAM! <> Full Live Stage Show with up to 35 cast members
• DJ Love Freq f/Jacinta
• R U DANCIN’ on Chunky Music
• SECRET 2K11 on Loverush Digital
• MEET ME IN THE MUSIC on Chunky Music
• XANADU on CAPP Records
• HIDEAWAY, New Dark Hours song in conjunction with DREAM!
• Collaborations with CyberSutra(USA), Avy Gonzalez(USA), Jay Arseno(USA), Dj Guy LeJeune (Holland), Mister Groove(Portugal), Steely M(Germany)
Jacinta – vocals, piano, keyboards, samplers, grooveboxes, sax and guitar.