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The Policewoman is back

Indie violinist, singer and songwriter Joan Wasser, also known as Joan as Policewoman, is coming to Portugal to perform at Centro de Espectáculos do Casino de Tróia on March 12.

She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders.

During her time in the band, Joan Wasser began to make a name for herself in the indie rock world as she developed her aggressive style of playing, which led to work outside of the group.

In 1999, she joined Antony and the Johnsons and contributed to their Mercury Prize-winning album, I Am A Bird Now. Joan has stated in interviews that being part of this band saved her life because of the nurturing effect of Antony and his singularly beautiful voice.

She has released two albums as a singer/ songwriter, the 2006 Real Life and the 2008 To Survive.

Real Life won in the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Pop/Rock Album.

At the end of her 2009 European tour, she returned to New York to play a show and release a new album of cover songs, entitled Cover.

Joan is credited with playing piano, violin, guitar and vocals on Lloyd Cole’s 2010 release Broken Record.

Her resumé includes live performances and studio work with Lou Reed, Tanya Donelly, Sheryl Crow, Sparklehorse, Dave Gahan, Elton John, the Scissor Sisters, Antony and the Johnsons, Guillemots, Joseph Arthur, Rufus Wainwright and Lloyd Cole.

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