Jane Willow is a Dutch folk musician who moved to Ireland at age twenty-one to pursue music. Her music is laced with Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake influences. She experiments with folk and country elements, whilst keeping her rich, soft and velvet-like voice at center stage.
In recent years Jane’s played an incredible amount of gigs, performing at Vicar Street, Whelan’s, Temple Bar Tradfest and Electric Picnic. She’s supported the likes of Glen Hansard, Nicki Bluhm, Mark Geary and Kila and was the winner of the Intercollective Competition 'Best Musician' (2018).
On her debut EP ‘Onward Still’ (Nov ‘18) she collaborates with musicians Dave Hingerty (drums: Kila, Josh Ritter), Vyvienne Long (cello: Damien Rice). Her EP has received radio play on RTE Radio 1, Radio Nova, BBC Radio Ulster and a favourable reception in the Irish media.
Her new single ‘The Fool’ (May 31st) is a departure from her more mellow sound. On ‘The Fool’ she explores folk rock and country elements while her vocal delivery is strong, brazen and raw.
“a remarkable voice” - Hotpress
"a bone fide authentic folk artist about to make a mark." - REMY
“Jane Willow’s otherworldly voice and serene musicality pulls you into a wonderfully crafted songspace. Luminous, peaceful, comforting and uplifting all at once.” - Fiachna Ó Braonáin (RTE Radio 1)
ONWARD STILL EP (Nov 2018)
“‘Onward Still’ is a precious collection of tracks that flow on sweet luscious melodies, pristine musicianship and a purity that is mesmerising.” - Indie Buddie
“An alluring listen full of heart and soul.” - Hotpress
“It comes from a genuine place, this is about the music, … and it takes a gifted song-writer to let their craft alone carry their message in such a wonderfully enjoyable way.” - REMY
Past Bachelor’s student of ‘Songwriting’ at the Rockacademy (Tilburg, the Netherlands).
Moved to Ireland in 2011 to pursue music.
Winner ‘Best Musician’ Intercompetitive, Dublin (2018) and winner ‘Best Solo Act’ Banbridge Buskfest (2014).
Support Act for Glen Hansard (Vicar Street), Kíla, Mark Geary, Nicki Bluhm and The Unthanks.
Has shared the stage with Glen Hansard, Frances Black, Eleanor McEvoy and Mundy.
Raised over 4000 euro on fundit.ie for her Debut EP through Fund It.
Special guests on Debut EP: Dave Hingerty (drums: Kíla, The Frames) and Vyvienne Long (cello: Damien Rice).
First single ‘On My Mind’ (November 2017).
Second single & music video ‘Onward Still’ (August 2018).
EP ‘Onward Still’ released on (November 2018).
Third Single ‘The Fool’ (May 2019).
Radio Nova One’s To Watch (2018), Whelan’s One’s To Watch (2019).
Radio Nova Discovered Finalist (2019).
Received radioplay on RTE Radio 1, Lyric FM, BBC Raidio Ulster, Radio Nova, 2XM, RTE RnaG, LMFM, Radio Na Life, Galway Bay FM, 8 Radio, Beat 102 103, Dublin City FM, KCLR 96 FM, Omroep Brabant, Highland Radio, PLAY IRISH and Carlow FM.