My band and I played our final show last night in Kobe at the Kansai Music Conference. It was a HUGE success! It was incredible just to watch complete and random strangers get up and dance to the music I wrote in my bedroom. The feeling was totally indescribable. A huge part of me doesn't want to leave Japan...everything here just feels so much better. I'm going to miss this country every single day. However, I know that this is only the beginning of what is about to be an incredible journey. Thank you to my band for following my every footstep. I wouldn't have been able do any of this without you. You're my rocks and I'm so happy to have spent these last ten days with you. Now, I'm waiting for my flight from Hong Kong to take off (gotta love this layovers) and I can't wait to see my friends and family back in the states. Thanks to everyone who supported me, I will see you soon!
How's is going, Glamour Babes?! The official show dates for my band and I's tour in Japan have been finalized. Here's what we have planned:
September 13th - Tokyo, Japan - Mona Records
September 14th - Osaka, Japan - Hard Rock Cafe at Universal City Walk
September 15th - Kyoto, Japan - Art House
September 17th - Kobe, Japan - IZNT Bar (Kansai Music Conference Showcase)
We would like to thank:
- Duane Levi, founder of Shalestone Music and the Kansai Music Conference for helping us plan this tour over the past few months. You've been a wonderful friend to all of us. Thank you for sticking by our side!
- D'Addario Asia for their support, and Roland for their equipment donations. Thank you for making our music sound so good!
- Our donors from our IndieGoGO campaign: Henrietta Audu, Thomas Blakeley, Colleen Coursault, Crisy Jarrar, Jia Justice, Can Kurban, Omar Melendez, Nicole & Kyle Orozovich, Gwendolyn White, and Aliya Zlotkin. You've believed in us since day one, thank you for believing us until the end.
- Our parents and siblings- especially my mother, Crisy Jarrar. Thank you being my mother, but the mother to my whole band. I will never be able to thank you enough in this lifetime for all you have done for me, time and time again. I love you!
We have a lot of really great things lined up. This is only the beginning, so get EXCITED!
🎀 This week has certainly been the week of really good news. I'll start with the biggest and BEST thing! Tomorrow, "Glamour Girl," will be making it's debut on Asian radio. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the song's first birthday then having it play in countries I haven't even been to (yet!!). I also want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has supported me over the past year. For this who have come out to every show, who have shared my music or any other crazy thing I needed support for, and especially those who never doubted me, thank you. Here's to another year of being ~glamorous~ 🎀
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Week two of our campaign has completed! Thank you to our donors for contributing to our campaign. While we have achieved a lot, we have a long way to go! Please visit igg.me/at/petrabandjapan to donate to our campaign. Thank you! xo
I'd like to thank Japan Realm for kindly sharing our Indiegogo campaign with their readership. We're so excited to have your support!
You can read the article here!
Don't forget, we have until August 5th to raise $10,000 to make this tour happen. Help make our dreams come true- visithttps://igg.me/at/petrabandjapan for more details! <3
Hey, what's up Glamour Babes? My band and I going to be doing a weekly round up/thank you to everyone who has donated to our Indiegogo campaign.
It's been almost a week since we launched our campaign, and we have raised $237. With this money, we'd be able to buy four of our train tickets to get to and from our shows throughout Japan. THAT in itself is an amazing feat. With every donation, you'll be able to make our dream to go to Japan a reality. So please, keep donating and sharing! Thank you for the amazing support you've shown us this past week. Love you all! <3#petrabandtakesjapan
Visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-fund-the-petra-jarrar-band-s-tour-in-japan/x/13094862#/ to donate today!
A few weeks ago, my band and I ended up hitting some major roadblocks in funding our tour. As a result, we are *officially* launching a campaign on IndieGoGo today to raise money- and we are asking everyone we know to help us!
Our band is looking to raise $10,000. I can admit, this figure is astronomical. However, I have always been determined to take on what seems most impossible and make it a reality. This tour has been a whirlwind already, and it has not even begun yet. This time last year, I spent my nights wandering in and out of dive bars throughout the city just hoping for someone to hear me, but I had very little luck. To think that now, I have a wonderfully talented band (shout out to Alaska, Matt, Aron and Justin) and we are going to be playing at a music festival in Osaka, and various art houses and stages throughout Japan. It is mind boggling to think about how much my work has evolved since last summer - however, in order to continue evolving my work and sharing it with a wider audience, I need your help.
What makes this tour even more special is that we are all independent musicians- none of us are backed by a label or investors. The entire tour has been put together entirely by us, and this is something we are completely proud of. Yet, when it comes to funding, we are left in a bit of a difficult situation, as the world isn't kind to ambitious and broke college students. The reason any of us took music lessons and went to conservatories in the first place was in hopes of getting to perform all over the world. We're in the home stretch of reaching this goal, but we need some support from you all to help get us to the finish line. We are all independent musicians that are not backed by a label. We organize all of our own performances and finance them. Any and all support is appreciated.
Please take a moment to visit our IndieGoGo campaign page. There, you will find a video with information about the tour and how to donate. The band and I have also put together some cute little perk packages for those who donate, so please make sure to check those out, too!
Even if you cannot donate, there is a TON of power in just SHARING the campaign. Please feel free to share this campaign on your social media (there's a bunch of lil' buttons on our campaign page where you can easily share information!) with friends and family. Thank you for taking the time to read this all, and please PLEASE help make #petrabandtakesjapan a reality.
Hi, glamour babes!
As you may know, The Petra Jarrar Band will be going on tour in Japan this September. However, we have hit some roadblocks when it comes to funding our trip. We need YOUR help to make our dreams a reality.
We will be launching an IndieGoGo campaign by the end of May. However, if you sign up in advance, you will be qualified to participate in the pre-launch of our campaign and receive exclusive information about our tour. To sign up, please visit the link below.
SHARE with everyone you know- we can use help from everyone!
Thanks for all of the support you have shown us, and we hope you're just as excited as we are!
Petra + The Band xo
Glamour Babes! Not just one, but TWO shows are coming up for the Petra Jarrar Band.
June 10th - Leftfield NYC - 8PM
August 27th - Alphabet Lounge - 8PM
Be sure to catch us before we head off on our tour in Japan. We are planning on doing a couple more shows over the summer, so stay tuned and make sure you're on tippy-top of our social media, because that's where all announcement will happen!
Want to be up to date with my band and I's tour in japan? Follow our new instagram (@petrajarrarband)
This September, my band and I will be performing at the Kansai Music Conference in Osaka, Japan! Not only will we be performing at the conference, but we will also be performing headlining shows in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kobe for a week. All of this is still absolutely mind blowing and I'm excited beyond words.For more information about what's going to go down, visit: http://www.petrajarrar.com/japan-2016
This Tuesday, my band and I have a huge announcement to make. We can't wait to share the news with you all!
Thank you to Songshooter.com for featuring "Glamour Girl" as SONG OF THE DAY! I'm so excited and honored. Please go check it out :)
I have a favor to ask you. In order to get more of my music on Spotify, I need to reach 250 followers! I think we can make this happen.
HERE'S HOW TO HELP!
1. Search for my name! (Petra Jarrar)
2. You'll see an artist profile there already, click it!
3. Thennnnnn, hit follow!
That's ALL you have to do. Help a girl out to make her DREAMZ come true!
We're back and ready to RUMBLEEEEEEE! Join me and my deliciously wonderful band for a night in the East Village at DROM!
The event is 18+, so please bring an ID. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. I've got tickets on me (about only 10 left now!) so send me a message if you'd like one.
I can't WAIT to party with u all! xo
Happy Monday. It's been a while since I've released something new, and I really needed to change that. This song is called 'Just Stay.' It is one of my favorite songs, and I can only wish you will love this as much as I do!