Jupiter Winter

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Jupiter Winter
Jupiter Winter in 2021
Jupiter Winter in 2021
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresPop
Years active2016-present
MembersLelia Broussard
  • Royce Whittaker

Jupiter Winter is an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriter Lelia Broussard and producer/multi-instrumentalist Royce Whittaker. They are based out of Los Angeles, California.[1]

Formed in late 2016, Jupiter Winter gained initial exposure by touring alongside Canadian pop-rock band Marianas Trench. They released their first single Resistance in February 2017.[2] To date, five singles by Jupiter Winter have been released on Bandcamp: Come Back, Lifetime, Atmosphere, Coming Of Age, and Seen.[3]

Broussard joined The Midnight as a touring member beginning with the Fall 2019 tour, and Whittaker would later join as well in 2020 for The Midnight Online concert special. Jupiter Winter was featured on The Midnight's song Monsters, which Broussard co-wrote and sang vocals on. Broussard and Whittaker also contributed to the writing and production of The Midnight's fifth album Heroes.

Members

Lelia Broussard

Lelia Broussard
Broussard performing live with The Midnight in 2021
Broussard performing live with The Midnight in 2021
Background information
Birth nameLelia Elizabeth Broussard
Born (1989-05-24) May 24, 1989 (age 34)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres
  • Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2004–present
Member ofJupiter Winter
Formerly ofSecret Someones

Lelia Elizabeth Broussard (born May 24, 1989)[4][5] was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.[6] At the age of 10, she and her family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Around this time, Broussard started playing the guitar and began writing songs. To gain exposure, she regularly performed at open-mic events around the city.

Broussard self-released her first album Louisiana Soul in 2004.[7][8] Her next album, Lil-yah, came in 2005.[9][10] When she was 17, Broussard moved to New York City and began performing in clubs. She inked a publishing deal and lived in Los Angeles for a few years before returning to New York.

A successful Kickstarter campaign led to the release of Broussard's album Masquerade in 2010.[6] In 2011, she was the runner-up in Rolling Stone magazine's "Choose the Cover" contest and appeared live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In 2012, Broussard was a contestant on the third season of The Voice, winning a spot on Team Blake after auditioning with her rendition of Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen.[11]

In 2013, Broussard formed the indie rock band Secret Someones with Bess Rogers, Hannah Winkler, and Zach Jones.[12] They released their debut self-titled album in 2015 through the label Cherrytree Records.[13] In early 2016, the band announced an indefinite hiatus.[14] Later in the year, she formed Jupiter Winter with Royce Whittaker.[1]

Broussard began touring with The Midnight as a guitarist and vocalist during the Fall 2019 Tour, and has performed live with the band ever since. In addition to collaborating on the song Monsters, she co-wrote the songs Heroes and Heart Worth Breaking on The Midnight's 2022 release, Heroes.

Royce Whittaker

Royce Whittaker
Whittaker performing live with The Midnight in 2023
Whittaker performing live with The Midnight in 2023
Background information
Born (1991-04-03) April 3, 1991 (age 33)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • sound technician
Instrument(s)
  • Guitar
Years active2008–present
Member ofJupiter Winter
Formerly ofINCURA

Royce Whittaker (born April 3, 1991) is a Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist who hails from Vancouver.[15] His father was a musician and as such Whittaker was exposed to making music from a young age. At the age of 17, Whittaker began to write music and play guitar in a band, touring across Canada. From 2012-2014, he was a member of the Canadian metal band Incura.[16][17][18]

Beginning in 2015, Whittaker worked as a guitar and sound tech for the band Marianas Trench, and toured extensively across the US and Canada with the band.[15] In 2017, he joined the sound engineering company Electronic Creatives and began working as a playback engineer, touring with artists such as Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion.

In 2016, Whittaker partnered with Lelia Broussard to form Jupiter Winter. He is the main producer and instrumentalist in the group.

In 2019 Whittaker reunited with Marianas Trench, playing guitar, keys, and singing background vocals for the band as they toured the US, Canada, and Europe. He continues to work as a playback engineer for some of the world's top artists.

Whittaker first joined The Midnight as a guitarist during The Midnight Online, and was part of the band during the Fall dates of the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Tour. He rejoined the band for Change Your Heart Tour and has remained a part of the tour lineup ever since. Whittaker co-wrote the songs Brooklyn. Friday. Love., Heartbeat, Heroes, Heart Worth Breaking, Aerostar, and Souvenir on the The Midnight's 2022 release, Heroes. He additionally contributed to the co-production and vocal production of the album.

Contributions to songs by The Midnight

References

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External links

Jupiter Winter
Lelia Broussard
Royce Whittaker