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United Kingdom (2000 – present)

Helicopter Girl (b. Jackie Joyce), is a singer-songwriter, from Scotland. Her first solo album, “How to Steal the World” (2000), was Mercury Prize nominated & “Angel City” (2004, from “Voodoo Chic”), became a huge UK airplay hit, receiving substantial critical acclaim. She has released a third album “Metropolitan” (2008), which includes the dance track “It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This” (providing two Manhattan Clique remixes, on the single release).


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  • SimonePerrota

    A bit like a mix between Roísín Murphy and Cerys Matthews - the quirkiness of the former and the biting lyricism and timbre of the latter. Thoroughly original though.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • portishphonic

    Soul Torture <3

    23 Aug 2011 Reply
  • katanabuster

    If I didn't have Voodoo Chic back in high school, I'm not sure I would appreciate music as much today

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • peteaxeshields

    Hey JJ xxxx

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Foogou

    Just stumbled upon "Individual" by chance. "Criminally under-heard" is all too true. Great stuff.

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • poochiesan

    love her voice

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Brodda

    her voice is amazing

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Idiotka

    Soul torture <3

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • rrrafa2259

    I'm in love with Jakarta Flatline

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Lethias

    Amazing! Cant stand i didn't know her before..

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • HiFiMonster

    Just discovered her. I'm totally amazed and in love! Such a pity she's so unknown :(

    8 Nov 2009 Reply
  • emilvalev

    dearest Helicopter Girl.... you are the greatest singer in this boring world !!! and your stile is ....I don't have words...hmhm excuse me...i'm too frank you are one of the persons that make this world better... wish you great luck and new inspiration !! Emil Valev

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • lovertriphoper

    She's voice and music magic... Amazing

    5 Jul 2009 Reply
  • xtinadude

    Live @ Kerchoonz, check it -

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jesuismymind

    satan's seventh bride...............

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • lovertriphoper

    All three albums it's nice. Nature of synthpop. Love she's creation....

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • xtinadude

    I second Shady's thoughts on both 'Metropolitan'' and 'Ecohero' - well worth checking them out!

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • DoubtsonDrums

    Again Again

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ShadyAdy

    She is a superb artist. I finally bought 'Metropolitan' last week - in my humble opinion, it's her best work yet. And to anyone else who loves Helicopter Girl, I strongly URGE you seek out the album 'Ecohero' by Ambisonic (released 1997). It's essentially Jackie Joyce and somebody else, and a quirky, eco-conscious concept album that I regularly return to. For trivia fans, it also features the origin of her 'Helicopter Girl' moniker. :) It's a bit of a tricky one to find, but it's well worth the effort.

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • designium

    She's an undiscovered great singer! Bummer

    14 Sep 2008 Reply
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