Kirby Lane

Kirby Lane


The duo putting HARMONY SOUL on the Map.


Kirby Lane is the name given to the melodic blend of two voices, Jessica Henderson and Johnelka Stafford. Jessica’s resonating sound blends with Johnelka’s velvety voice resulting in intoxicating harmony. The richness of their soul and harmonies is why they have coined the phrase ‘Harmony Soul’ to describe their signature sound. Jessica and Johnelka have been singing together since childhood. Their name, Kirby Lane, was inspired by the location of the storefront church where they first fell in love with music’s ability to lift the spirit. They are anointed with the gift of music and follow God’s journey with humility and sincerity not often heard of.

Kirby Lane’s sound is influenced by soul, rhythm & blues, gospel, electronica, and jazz producing inspiring music that will permeate your soul. Their sets are a combination of innovative originals and unique covers.

Kirby Lane is currently recording their debut album to be released in the spring of 2010. Keep your ears open and be sure to catch one of their upcoming shows.

Venues we've performed:

Historic Avalon Theater
13th Floor - Belvedere Hotel
The Langsdale Theater
The Loft
Twins Jazz
The Velvet Rope
Abundant Life Center
The "E" Lounge
Traffic Bar & Lounge
The Waterfront Inn - Fells Point
Milton's Grill
Artmosphere Cafe'
The Yabba Pot :-)

Other Acts and Musicians we've shared shows and stages with:

Ally Way
Angelia Robinson
The Branden Jacobs Trio
Brandon "Mista J" Johnson
Chris the Poet
Danny Shivers
Davon Fleming
Dynez Dennis
Hudson Resolution
Kia Heath
Lisa Rowe
Marc Evans
Marcell & the Truth
Maurette Brown Clark
Therron Fowler & Favor
The Wesley Watkins Trio
10:30 in the Morning


DEBUT ALBUM to be released in the spring of 2010!

Set List

Original Songs:

Betta’ Way
B-Flies Redux
Just Believe
My Emotions
(Girl You Are) Stalker
I'll Be Alright


Alright – Ledisi
Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Angel – Anita Baker
Angel – Sara Mclachlan
As – Stevie Wonder
At Last – Etta James
Beautiful Dreamer – Jill Scott
Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Aretha Franklin
Brother Sister – Brand New Heavies
Butterflies – Michael Jackson (arrangement by Kirby Lane)
Cleva – Erykah Badu
Everlasting Love – Chaka Khan
For All We Know – Donnie Hathaway
Forever – The Brand New Heavies
For the Love of You – Isley Brothers
Golden – Jill Scott
Higher – D’ Angelo
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
I Decided – Liv Warfield
Killing Me Softly – The Fugees
No One – Alicia Keys (arrangement by Kirby Lane)
On & On – Erykah Badu
Only One for Me – Rahsaan Patterson
Pearls – Sade’
People Get Ready – Eva Cassidy
Prototype – A