Florida based artist, Chasing Jonah is the Alternative Indie/Pop project and stage name for vocalist & composer, Ashley Dudukovich. Known for her haunting vocals and cinematic compositions, Chasing Jonah has also been musically compared to artists such as Florence and the Machine, Of Monsters and Men, as well as Lana Del Rey. Chasing Jonah released her debut album “Prelude” in 2014. This collaborative and fully-orchestrated project produced by Brock Berryhill & Evan Coffman (Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Ward, Warner/Chappell Nashville) brought with it a critically acclaimed music video and launched an unexpected, whirlwind tour. Through continued touring, Dudukovich accumulated the necessary support to release new material such as her most recent singles, Paycheck, War Paint, as well as The Sentence. War Paint has been well received and featured on the popular FOX series, Lucifer (Season 2) as well as Nickelodeon’s Mysticons (Episode 1).
Faced with the choice of keeping a nine-to-five or pursuing her dreams, Dudukovich packed up her car with what little she had and hit the road. Traveling non-stop for nine months, Dudukovich introduced Prelude to audiences in cities across the Southeast and at one point even found herself stranded in a small town in Tennessee. The tour was a huge risk with no steady source of income, no clear destination and only the kindness of strangers to rely upon for food, lodging, and support. Now, with an established and passionate fan base that relates to her music on a personal level, Dudukovich introduced her new single Paycheck as a follow up to Prelude in the hopes of inspiring others and sharing her experiences.
Paycheck comes from the perspective of an artist that gives up everything for what she believes in. Representative of the everyday struggle of dreamers & visionaries that fight to make a difference in the world, it was written as a reminder for all; that those who create are much more than a paycheck.
Following the release of Paycheck, Chasing Jonah launched an online monthly crowdfunding campaign through Patreon in January 2016 to assist with the funding of more creative projects as well as touring. With the funding through Patreon as well as private donors, Chasing Jonah and fans raised over $35,000 that year. In March 2016 she released a music video for her single “Only One I’d Sing To” featuring an intimate dance performance by students, Abby Melnick and Troy Martin from Howard W. Blake School of the Arts.
In 2017, Dudukovich plans on continuing to work on her sophomore album.