Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Lana el Rey, Adele, Sacha Boutrous, Miss Erika Davies, Victoria Robertson
Influences: Adele, Carole King, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey
A native of Malta, Josie Day sings pop, jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. She began to perform in school musicals by age eight, inspired to be a singer by the artists she saw on TV. “I was sixteen when that revelation came to me and I never looked back,” she says. “Being that Malta's music scene is pretty much nonexistent, there wasn't anywhere much to go with it. I had to do something. I realized at the age of seventeen that nobody was gonna write me songs, so out of necessity I started writing.”
After relocating to San Diego, she began working with locals like Eric Miller and others.
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