Jane Carmichael

Jane Carmichael

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

"Jane Carmichael's debut has songs that sound tighter and tougher each time you listen, while the sensitive ballads sound stronger and more haunting..." - James Reaney, London Free Press

Biography

The last to make her appearance in a family of seven brothers and sisters, Brampton-born singer/songwriter Jane Carmichael has always enjoyed keeping people waiting. Perhaps this penchant for being fashionably late is what kept the highly anticipated debut album, One-Sided, in it’s seemingly eternal period of musical gestation.

“When I was little I would sit down at the piano with my mom for hours and make up harmonies to whatever she was singing. I think that sparked my interest in creating music.”

Now, however, we see her timing could not have been more perfect. With an incredibly well-rounded and extensive resume of performing under her belt, one might say Jane Carmichael’s decision to only recently record her long-overdue album was by all means carefully chosen. Almost a decade spans between the various songs of the album, yet Jane’s much earned musical maturity allows for a decidedly high-level of artistic consistency throughout the many pop/rock tracks of One Sided. One Sided was voted #5 in the Top 10 Albums of 2008 by The London Free Press.

“There was always music playing in my house, whether it was my mom singing and playing the piano, my brother playing the drums, or other siblings competing to see who could blast their music the loudest. And sometimes this meant hearing Ozzy Ozbourne, Barry Manilow, and The Cure all at the same time.”

Unknowingly influenced by a varied mixture of artists at such a young age, Jane Carmichael acknowledges those few in particular that have had their impact; Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, KT Tunstall, Travis, Muse, and Imogen Heap. Before Jane’s career turned solo, she front-lined the pop-rock band Jaydn. The band’s successful endeavors included several TV appearances, shows at many of Toronto’s sought after venues and an opening performance for Canadian artist, Sarah Slean.

Currently, Jane Carmichael resides in London, Ontario where she is working on several musical projects. Fans should expect a cross-Canada tour in 2009 following the release of One-Sided.

Lyrics

When it Rains

Written By: Jane Carmichael

Verse 1:

The water is still, but inside there are waves crashing. Rain hits the windowsill, but can't keep the water from splashing. Did you think you could keep the storm from coming? Lightening hits and when the thunder comes, you start running. I should have seen it coming.

Chorus:
'Cause when it rains, it pours... can't see through the clouds anymore, and then it all becomes clear to me. When it rains, it pours, and you come knocking at my door and when it rains, it pours on me.

Verse 2:
What ever happened to your promises of blue skies? I didn't see the overcast in your eyes. How did you keep all those dark clouds from me? Where were you all the times it was sunny? Did you know the forecast all along?

The Death of Winter

Written By: Jane Carmichael, Glenna Carmichael

Verse 1:

She's growing weary of the same old routine. Millions of centuries and she's shed all her dreams.

He skipped town, nowhere to be found, leaving her among the trees.
Nothing left but words in the ground and in his writing it still reads: free.

Chorus:

You have not been forgotten. In our thoughts you will always be. We remember what you did so that we could be free.

Verse 2:

Snow covered roses in August's freezing rain, while summer gently dozes, not feeling Winter's pain.

Take me to California

Written By: Jane Carmichael

I wanna stand among the redwood trees
I wanna feel the ocean in the breeze
I wanna drive up to that big old gate
Oh won't you take me to the Golden State

Take me to California baby,
I don't care if it's San Jose, San Francisco or La,
Just take me to California baby
Oh all the places we could go,
Long Beach, San Diego

Oh just imagine us in Half Moon Bay,
We'll stop in Santa Cruz on the way,
We don't need much, just a couple guitars,
Let's play in Hollywood - pretend we're stars

Take me to California baby,
I don't care if it's San Jose, San Francisco or La,
Just take me to California baby
Oh all the places we could go,
Long Beach, San Diego

I wanna stand among the redwood trees
I wanna feel the ocean in the breeze
I wanna drive up to that big old gate
Oh won't you take me to the Golden State

Take me to California baby,
I don't care if it's San Jose, San Francisco or La,
Just take me to California baby,
I only have just one request...
Tell me that your answer is yes

Discography

One Sided, 2008

Set List

Sets range from 30-90 min. depending on the show

One Sided
The Death of Winter
Falling
Can't You See
Sorry
Stay With Me
Goodbye Nineteen
For Ben
I'll Be There
When It Rains
In Remembrance
Fool Of A Man

New songs not yet recorded:
Destiny
Goodbye
On The Line
Why
Untitled