In 1979, 15-year-old Janice signed to Warner Bros. Records and released her first single, "Smack Dab in the Middle" which peaked at #91 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.In the early 80's, she released two more singles: "Giving My Love" (1983) and "Burnin' Up" (1984) on Mon-Tab Records.
Later on, Janice went to Atlantic City, New Jersey to audition for a spot at the Trump Plaza which blew everyone away. Janice and her band Tapestry were immediately hired.
During one of their shows, Patti LaBelle was so impressed with Janice performing, she became her mentor. Patti took her to MCA Records where she was single-handedly given a record deal.
Since then, Janice has opened for the Commodores and James Brown along with providing backing vocals for singers such as Deniece Williams, Hall & Oates, George Clinton and Linda Ronstadt.
These days, she is a member of a wedding band called the Philly Party Band.
To see the website for the Philly Party Band, go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Smack Dab in the Middle," go to:
To see the music video for "Passion and Pain," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Let's Spend the Night," go to:
[updated on 05\11\12]