Janie Bay
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Janie Bay

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa | INDIE

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa | INDIE
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"Some new gems also graced the stage, including Janie Bay, a fresh talent from Helderberg who, along with her brother aptly named "the Beard", gave a magical combination of sweet vocals and great guitar work." - Artslink.


"Usually more of a rock chick, Janie Bay persuaded her bearded brother to play with her. As with Minter, this stripped-down sound works for her." - Cape Argus - IOL / TONIGHT.


"The highlight of this set was blonde-haired meisie, Janie Bay, whose throaty vocals had my friend falling in love with her every word. Her Tracy Chapman cover of ‘For You’ was exactly how a cover should be. She took the simple lyrics, placed them within a new musical piece and made it sound as if they were right where they had always belonged." - MusicReview.co.za


Interview with Stacey Norman on KFM 94.5/Highveld 93.7. Photos on Facebook page. - Primedia


Vixxen Feature in their July 2010 issue. - Vixxen Magazine.


Ryan Seacrest Features 'The Meaning' on his show for 94.7 Highveld Stereo / 94.5 KFM on 2 March 2010. - Ryan Seacrest / Highveld Stereo


'Feels Like' on SL's Compilation CD, 'Blinging Beats', for their March 2010 issue. - SL Magazine


'Feels Like' Music Video débuts on MK (DSTV Channel 324) - MK


District Mail Article - Janie Bay. - District Mail


Neem kennis van Janie Bay. Dié Kaapse sanger het hope musiekervaring, het ’n musiekvideo op YouTube en werk boonop nou aan ’n nuwe album. CLARISSA GROBLER het met haar gesels oor haar opwindende musiekloopbaan.

Jy het al op 13 aan kompetisies begin deelneem - was dit uitdagend om voor vreemde mense op te tree?
Ek dink nie die uitdaging was soseer om voor baie mense te sing nie, maar meer dat jy weet jy word ge-judge en alles wat jy in daardie paar minute doen, bepaal of jy verder sal gaan in die kompetisie. Wanneer jy deurgaan na die volgende rondes, boost dit natuurlik weer jou selfvertroue. En as jy wen, dan weet jy dit was al die spanning en die harde werk werd.

Vertel ons meer van jou tyd oorsee.
In die afgelope ses jaar het ek die voorreg gehad om na Griekeland, Egipte, Brasilië en Noord-Amerika te gaan, en ek het die geleentheid gehad om in van hierdie lande op te tree.
In Griekeland het ek by 'n groot konferensie in Athene gesing en in Amerika het ek in Florida en Kalifornië opgetree.

Vertel ons 'n bietjie meer van jou musiekvideo.
Ek het 'n groot gedeelte van ­"Feels Like" geskryf toe ek 17 of 18 was. Ek en my kêrel het op 'n plek beland waar die verhouding baie alledaags begin voel het, hoewel ons baie vir mekaar omgegee het.
Die liedjie baklei eintlik daarteen - dit sê dat ons steeds die dinge sal doen wat vir ons lekker is, en dat ons steeds mekaar se geselskap kan geniet terwyl ons nog jonk is.
Die musiekvideo is in Januarie 2010 in verskillende omgewings in die Kaap geskiet. Ek en my span het alles self gedoen: van die scriptwriting tot by die finale editing.
Dit was wonderlik om so 'n groot aandeel hieraan te hê, en om jou harde werk op TV te sien is so rewarding.
Ons werk tans aan idees vir 'n musiekvideo vir die tweede single, "The Meaning".

Beskryf jou musiek in vyf woorde.
Lady rock with an edge.

Hoe lyk jou planne vir vanjaar? Kan ons binnekort 'n vollengte-album verwag?
Ek record die laaste paar songs vir die debuutalbum in April in Johannesburg saam met my twee producers, Kevin Leicher (ook producer en kitaarspeler vir Josie Field, en hy speel ook vir Arno Carstens en Louise Carver) en my broer, Theunis Cilliers (die producer vir metal bands soos Day Turns Night en Mind Assault).
Dit behoort in Junie 2010 klaar te wees. Daarna sal ek 'n album-launch doen in die Kaap en hopelik Johannesburg, en daarna daarmee deur die land toer.
In Augustus gaan ek vir drie weke Indonesië toe en in November gaan ek Amerika toe en beplan 'n paar shows in albei lande.

Die album sal ook op die internet beskikbaar wees.
- JIP


'Feels Like' hits No. 1 on pukFM's Local Top 30. - pukFM


The Meaning hits No. 1 on the Homebrew Top 10 for Highveld Stereo & KFM. - 94.7 Highveld Stereo / 94.5 KFM


Discography

Debut Album - "I Remember" - March 2011
(All songs streaming from website & online purchase sites)

First 3 singles - Radio Play & No. 1 on Charts.

First Single "Feels Like" also reached No. 1 on MK's Studio 1.

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Bio

Janie is a talented female singer-songwriter / solo artist from the Helderberg area, Western Cape. Currently residing in Cape Town, she’s making her mark on the live circuit in the Mother City and surrounding winelands and Boland areas with her first 3 singles both reaching No. 1 on various charts in SA, both on radio & television.

Janie has been performing since the tender age of 12. When she was younger, she used to climb up on the stage after her big brother's school plays and she would sing and perform to parents and guests.

As a singer/songwriter her most recent journey started off in a studio in New Town, Johannesburg [Darkstar Studios] with Kevin Leicher (Arno Carstens, Josie Fields) producing and recording her debut album, ‘I Remember, released in March 2011 and it's already making waves globally. On this album Janie explores the various genres she has grown up with and sends the listener on a roller-coaster ride of rock, pop and folk/acoustic rock songs.

A music video was been released on MK and on MNET HD for her first single, "Feels Like". This song was playlisted on various radio stations around the country. It reached the No. 1 position on PUKfm's Top 30 Chart in May 2010 which also went to No. 1 on the Top 10 University Chart on Studio 1 on MK in the same week.

Her second single, "The Meaning" made it to No. 1 on the Homebrew Top 10 on KFM 94.5/Highveld 94.7 in March 2010. It has also been playlisted on a couple of Ryan Seacrest's Shows for KFM and Highveld. Her 3rd single "This Love", reached No.1 on PUK FM in September 2011.

Janie has been playing with popular acts such as aKING, Ard Matthews, Farryl Purkiss, Plush, Joshua Grierson, Mr. Cat & The Jackal and she performed at the first Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival at The CTICC and was hand picked by Plush to open for them at the kyknet Backsberg Picnic Concerts on Sunday 18 December 2011.

With the promise of a great career, Janie is more surely than slowly finding her calling in the folk-pop & alternative country environment while charming audiences with a captivating voice and heartfelt performances, especially as of late, as the bro-&-sis unplugged duo... 'Janie & The Beard'.