Named after front woman Valerie-Josephine and the Latin word for lion, Ottawa-based band JΘSΞPHINΞ LEΦNE pulls their influences from bands like Nirvana, Beth Hart, and The Black Keys. With some blues, soul and funk thrown in the mix, they describe their sound as Scrunge Rock. Gritty vocals, swampy funk grooves and fuzzy riffs permeate their songs.
Since 2015, JΘSΞPHINΞ LEΦNE has been performing at venues and festivals across Ontario and Quebec, sharing the stage with great talent such as Nathaniel Rateliff and Bif Naked, as well as performing in front of over 10,000 people with Trooper and Loverboy at Kemptville Live Music Festival.
After a successful Ontario tour in the fall of 2019 that was topped off with a release party for their debut album, “Gold In The Fire”, the band was gaining incredible momentum. JΘSΞPHINΞ LEΦNE was scheduled to play at Ottawa Bluesfest in the summer of 2020 and anticipated a busy year playing festivals and venues across Canada. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of all major shows and forced the band to delay their plans to tour the country. After finally playing Bluesfest in 2022 after COVID-19 restrictions eased up, the members of JΘSΞPHINΞ LEΦNE are very excited to be back on the scene and playing shows again.