PJ Lee is a full-time musician and vocalist performing in the tri-state DMV area and is a native Marylander. She presently manages and performs as lead vocalist, keyboardist and bassist in the variety rock and pop cover band “Chuggalug,” appearing at public venues, weddings, and other private affairs. She is half of the songwriting team ‘Us!,’ composing and performing catchy new-vintage indie pop/rock music. Her professional background includes 17 years as lead vocalist, and part-time keyboardist and violinist, in two of the area’s premier bands represented by Washington Talent Agency – Black Tie and Fancy Pants.
PJ earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Maryland College Park in 2006. Her classical music resume includes honors in local, state and national piano competitions, and various appearances on television. She studied classical piano under the tutelage of Patricia Hannemann of Ellicott City and formerly of the Peabody Institute. At age 15 she was awarded a solo performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for piano performance. While a teenager, she proudly filled the position on violin of concert mistress in the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra, with prior violin performances at the Lyric Opera House and a European tour in England, Scotland and the Wales. She has absolute/perfect pitch and studied college theory as a teen. She received musical instruction on the viola and clarinet in order to gain experience reading and playing music in different musical clefs.
Currently, PJ strives to perform as much as possible sharing the power and joy of music. She and Charlie started writing original pop/rock music in 2012 in their band 'Us!', and released a full-length CD More Songs In The Key Of Us! in 2015. In 2016, she proudly joined Capitol/EMI recording artist 'Face Dancer' which released their new album Brave New Faces in 2016.