Janet, a native of Goteborg, Sweden, is both a longtime friend of the group and a dedicated fan of Play’s music. An extremely talented vocalist and performer in her own right, Janet had submitted a demo to Play founder/co-manager Laila Bagge a couple of years ago. When original Play member Faye Hamlin expressed her desire to leave the group in order to return to school and pursue her personal goal of higher education, the remaining members–AnaÃ¯s Lameche, Anna Sundstrand, and Rosie Munter–felt that Janet Leon would be an ideal choice for the group’s new line-up.
“We’ve loved working with Faye and are very excited for her in all her future endeavors. We will always be the best of friends with many happy memories to share,” said AnaÃ¯s, Anna and Rosie. “We’re also very fortunate to be able to continue making our music with our good friend Janet. We’d like to ask all our fans in joining us in welcoming Janet to Play and to help her feel at home in the group.”
Play is currently in the studio working on ‘Don’t Stop The Music’, the brand new Play album. The newly-configured Play has already finished recording seven newly composed songs, including ‘Hand In Hand’ and ‘You Found Me,’ as well as some well-chosen covers that will surprise and delight the group’s fans.
‘Don’t Stop The Music’ will be available in March 2004.