Jayne-Anne Power
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Jayne-Anne Power

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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"Jayne-Anne Power @ The Promethean"

From the moment Power’s full band took the stage it was hard to deny the party vibe that consumed the room. All musicians offered flawless performances of the singers back catalogue with extra love given to the tracks from ‘The Analogue Sessions’. This show was put together to launch the new EP, which features several new tracks, all recorded using old analogue equipment with some remixes thrown in for good measure. Whilst the clear star of the show was Power herself with her amazing vocal range, the hostess was kind enough to give each member of her band time to shine as well, which of course, they all did. The stand-out being drummer Holly Thomas who delivered a range of genres with precision, controlling the mood of the room. The intimate crowd and setting was nothing but class with those present fully aware that the next time Jayne-Anne Power puts on a show, you can expect it to be a cut above others. - Faster Louder


"Music SA Album Review"

Substance by Jayne-Anne Power
reviewed by Stephen Davenport



Posted on musicsa.com.au website January 2006
With her conspicuous beauty and sensually steamy voice Jayne-Anne Power is destined to be a star. Her music has the eerie ability to creep under the skin and remain there.

Substance is simply a substantial album of well-crafted songs, delivered with singer-songwriter-composer- producer Jayne-Anne Power’s sultry or soultry vocals which will delight blues, jazz and adult contemporary fans.

Jayne-Anne confronts seduction, love and loss in this sophisticated album with a distinctly soulful edge. With its lush production and deliciously smoky vocals, Substance is modern and stylish proving that Power is as smooth an operator as SADE.

This is a colourful and vibrant album with poignant original lyrics and a slick adult contemporary sound, tailored for a modern audience. Added to this are gorgeous vocals, competent musicianship and cool songs telling stories in a variety of emotions with excellent delivery. It is alive and melodious and it is so cool it is red hot.

From the first track, So Blind – with its Pink Floyd sounding guitar intro -, Jayne-Anne draws in the listener and never relinquishes her grasp in any of the ten songs on this impressive album. If it had a fault (it would only be a minor fault), the album could be said to be a little too reflective and slightly lacking energy and passion. However, music connoisseurs will appreciate the album’s sweet and temperate theme of being cool and smooth.

“You know you’re really free to live
When you’re comfy in your own skin…
It’s called Substance.”

Best known for her acoustic style and distinctive voice, Power is young, exciting, talented and beautiful, and so is her music. Substance is a good introduction to the powerful woman of substance that is Jayne-Anne Power. There are no bells, no whistles, screaming or diva theatrics on this album. Instead, there is soul-bearing lyricism and universal truths in the verses of the songs and a humility and quiet desperation in the music.

Substance is enigmatically seductive - in a smooth rock, neo-jazz pop style - but basically it just good music on an intense and well executed album.

- www.musicsa.com.au


"CD Baby Review"


Reviewer: Skip the funktologist/kuvo radio 89.3/A Funk Above The Rest!

Great songs, sung with open truthfullness and sincerity

Jayne-Anne's new cd Substance, is a must for people who listen to music for it's realistic value and mature subject matter, but without forcing the contents down your throat. Smooth grooves, a voice that is pleasing to the ears,and performed with genuine sincerity,listening to this cd is like having the appetizer, main course, and dessert, brought to the table at the same time... and it's all good!! - Kuvo Radio - Denver CO


"Performance review"

"Fresh Bait" at the Fringe Lounge

If other Freshbait music participants are as awesome as soulful singer Jayne-Anne power, you should be at every session. Posessing a voice which could launch a billiion acid jazz records, Power's terrific material is a real find.

Besides it's being criminal that Power isn't a massive star, she highlights another great steal - Freshbait is free. - The Advertiser Newspaper


"Music SA"

2009 LP Jayne-Anne Power – Live
Reviewed by John Garrett
Published online 20 October 2009
Wait a minute - this is a live album?! The sound quality is so good that even after several listens, I’m still amazed every time the crowd kicks in! Recorded at The Wheatsheaf during last year’s Fringe festival, these 7 original tracks blend smooth jazz, soul and funk influences with Jayne-Anne’s gorgeous and (ahem) powerful vocals.

Featuring Damien Eldridge (drums), Tim Wilsdon (bass / BGV’s), Kahil Nayton (guitar), Shane Ellery (keys), Lee Pfitzner (BGV’s) and Emily Davis (guitar on “Gold of Your Heart”), this is an extremely talented band. Effortlessly locking into super tight grooves, there’s also a great mix of dynamics both over the album and within songs. Ellery’s silky-smooth Rhodes-style keyboards are both a major focus and major highlight of the album. (There’s a healthy dash of Hammond organ too!)

Opener “Come on Up” is an upbeat ode to love, with great vocal harmonies. “The Missing” is more laidback and aches with regret for a lost love. “Not Sorry” has a clever but sneaky lyric and a great solo from Ellery, while “Gold of Your Heart” features some nice acoustic guitar. “World Outside” is stripped back to showcase Power’s voice and Ellery’s keys, before the band joins back in for closer “Can’t Turn You Loose”, with funky but subtle bass from Wilsdon.

Clocking in at just over half an hour, it’s not the longest album out there, but the quality is top-notch. Packaging is minimal but very cool, with black and white photography on the digipak cover. Recorded by Tim Power, and mixed by Power and Andrew Bayfield, Jayne-Anne Power’s “Live” is yet another triumph for local music! Get into it.
- by John Garrett


"Adelaide Matters Review"

Adelaide Matters
October 2009

Home grown talent Jayne-Anne Power recorded this unplugged live album at the Wheatsheaf Hotel during the Fringe last year. Jayne-Anne has a great R&B and Soul voice with a jazzy edge and melodic pop character and she’s been fairly compared to Mary J Blige, Renee Geyer and Aretha Franklin. The album features seven of Jayne-Anne’s original songs which are impressive and instantly likeable tracks. Highlights are Come on Up (reminiscent of Waterfalls by TLC), the mellow ballad The Missing, soulful World Outside and funk tinged Gold of Your Heart.
- Adelaide Matters Oct 2009


"Jayne-Anne Power - Substance"

'Adelaide songstress Jayne-Anne Power is just the right blend of sass and soul. Her sultry and powerful lyrics suggest this demure brunette has had more experiences in life than her pure face and sound would imply. Power's untainted voice is sweet but surprisingly strong during the odd 'glory note'...

Standout tracks are the upbeat masterpiece Not Sorry and the love ballad This is Our Time. Power easily combines jazz and soul in a fresh way that, teamed with clever songwriting, deserves attention. She's definitely got substance. - The Advertiser Newspaper


Discography

“Substance” Full studio album
“Jayne-Anne Power Live” Live set recorded during Adelaide Fringe
"The Analogue Sessions" Recorded to vintage four track tape with limited release on vinyl
"Vicious Cycle" Lunabass featuring Jayne-Anne Power signed to Inspected Music
"One Foot Then the Other" Lunabass featuring Jayne-Anne Power signed to Inspected Music

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As a live funk act, Jayne-Anne Power is hard to beat. Original, smart songs with infectious rhythm - plus Jayne-Anne’s whopping voice - make this band a pleaser for both a listening and a dancing audience.

Her musicians are the best in the business. Hailing from jazz degrees, they have all found salvation in soul music, with the dance floor as their new heartland. The result? World class, quality music with a fresh edge and a beat you just can’t argue with.

With three self-penned albums under her belt, a Musicoz award for best RnB artist, her original songs placed in TV shows, her voice on commercials, supports for iconic Australian acts such as Tina Arena and Vanessa Amorossi and festival performances across the country, this glamazon has got the goods.

Jayne-Anne Power recently released her third recording, “The Analogue Sessions”.

Her unique blend of Pop, Soul and Funk was recorded onto four-track analogue tape - just as the 1960s Soul artists who inspired her would have done.

Two dance remixes were added by up-and-coming producers, The Primary Colour (Melb) and internationally renowned House producer, Lunabass (Adl). The result seamlessly blends “retro” with the sounds of 2012 and was issued as a limited release vinyl record - as well as CD for the turntable challenged.