Jimena Arroyo is a singer-songwriter, topliner, author, ESL teacher and English-Spanish sworn translator from La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
From an early age, she has shown a talent for inventing her own songs and stories, so much so that she used to make up her own nursery rhymes at kindergarten and, at the age of 8, she wrote her first song in English, her second language.
At the age of 19, she won a car in a singing competition on the TV show "1,2,3 OUT!" From that moment on, she started performing live and worked as a touring singer in a prestigious local cover band. For over ten years she perfomed in bars, theaters, restaurants, resorts and some local TV shows in her country while studying translation at the National University of La Plata.
After graduation, she kept pursuing her passion: writing. She has published seven children’s books so far. But just like we all go back to our first love, it was writing music that really drove her, so she started writing songs again with very talented musicians, composers and producers from all over the world, such as CJ Teffner (U.S.), Phil Trickey (England) and Mike Gabriel (The 3 M Group). She is also known as the lead singer of the alternative rock duo Excorde, with Jonnie Cook (U.S.)
Her songwriting talents have not gone unnoticed and since her comeback to professional music in 2017, she has been nominated for several international independent music awards, such as the 2018 Josie Music Awards. Both in 2020 and 2021, she won an ISSA (International Singer-Songwriters Association) award for Best International Female Vocalist (Silver) and her music is being played on multiple radio stations worldwide.
She released her first album with with multi-instrumentalist Torbjørn Vagle (Norway) "Ten Waves" on January 3rd, 2020.
Her first solo album "But First We Burn" (produced by multi-instrumentalist CJ Teffner) was released on December 31st, 2021. It includes 12 original songs.