Swiss born singer-songwriter Jacky Woodridge who had substantial success in Switzerland / Austria & Germany during the early 90ies first American County & Rock'n'Roll popularity-wave, has been living on the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean for over 15 years.
2015 got called back to Switzerland to perform as special guest with the well known Zurich based group 'Rusty Nuggets' which lead to her flying back to Switzerland again and again to perform with her own band as well. In 2016 Dimoon Productions Mauritius released her Single & Video 'Beach Bum Country Girl' recorded in Mauritius. Jacky's new Album 'Under the Sun' followed for release in 2017, containing island-life inspired compositions as well as tribute to her old home town Zurich - with the track 'Sweet Home Zurigo' a Swiss German version of 'Sweet Home Chicago' , a humorous traditional country swing style track 'Non of My X's' as well as traditionals like Jambalaya and Take Me Home Country Roads arranged in new island style.
1989, based in Switzerland, Jacky had founded her Band SuperCountry together with acclaimed British Rock'n'Roll star Jimmy Duncombe (who toured with the Beatles, the Kinks a.o. and had European hits with Jimmy & The Rackets, such as 'Skinny Minny', 'Black Eyes' and 'Oh My Soul' in the sixties/seventies) their mix styles from Traditional Country over Rock'a'Billy to Everly Brothers they had great success far across the national borders.
SuperCountry had released 4 albums which had rapidly sold out due to their popularity.
In beginning Jacky und Jimmy were mainly aktive Europe (Switzerland, Germany, Austria and England) but then they travelled back and forth between Country Music Mekka Nashville, Tennessee and Switzerland... sharing two home bases . click here for festival/concert references.
Jacky's composition 'Take It Easy' reached the top of Radio DRS Schlagerbarometer, just als Jacky & Jimmy were in
And Jacky and Jimmy were invited to many Radio and TV broadcasts such as the first 'Country Roads live TV Show', 'Live von der Bea' or 'Traum Paar'.
After 10 years of success, Jimmy und Jacky went separate ways; Jimmy Duncombe kept the Band 'SuperCountry' und Jacky continued performing with her
'Jacky Woodridge Band'. With her repertoire combining Modern Country, Traditionals, Country-Rock and Americana 'the blond tornado' (as she
was lovingly called by a voice of the press) Jacky continued to capture her public. See statements/comments such as from the Country Night Gstaad. Shortly after, Jacky settled on the paradise island of Mauritius.
During her maternity-break, Jacky continued to be creative, wrote new song material, and animated musical activities for children.. then got together with Mauritian musicians and
diversified a little inspired by the sunny styles and creole heritage of the island.
It goes without saying, that Jacky never forgot her Country-Rock'n'Roll roots. Jacky Woodridge is now back on the scene - in Mauritius as well as with tours in Switzerland / Europe.
Jacky Woodridge can be booked with fully amplified band as well as in an acoustic set up in trio or duo. Just click on the CONTACT button to get in touch or send an inquiry.