BIO

 

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)

 

 
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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

 

 
Jane Willow The Sound House Stefan Tivodar
Jane Willow The Sound House Stefan Tivodar
Pictures: Stefan Tivodar. Beach picture: Plamena Atanasova.

Pictures: Stefan Tivodar.
Beach picture: Plamena Atanasova.

  • 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.

 


 
Foto door Radoslav Katanik

Foto door Radoslav Katanik

Jane Willow is een Nederlandse muzikante die sinds 2011 in Ierland als folk muzikante werkzaam is. Jane heeft in de afgelopen jaren op grote Ierse festivals zoals Temple Bar Tradfest, Body & Soul en Electric Picnic gespeeld. Ze heeft in het voorprogramma gestaan van Glen Hansard (van de film Oscar-winnende film ’Once’), de met Mercury prijs genomineerde band The Unthanks en Mark Geary, David Kitt en Kíla. Ze wordt  ook geprezen door Ierse muzikanten Luka Bloom en Francis Black.

Op haar debuut EP ‘Onward Still’ (2018) spelen onder andere Dave Hingerty (drums: Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter) en Vyvienne Long (cello: Damien Rice). In Ierland speelt Jane voor volle zalen met alleen haar gitaar en haar warme, oprechte stem omhanden. In Nederland kreeg Jane een warm onthaal bij haar eerste uitverkochte show in De Mezz, Breda in 2018.

In 2019 bracht Jane haar derde single ‘The Fool’ uit die doorgaans op de Ierse nationale radio te horen was. Ook kwam ze met ‘The Fool’ in de finale te staan in een wedstrijd van de Ierse nationale radio omroep Radio Nova. In de herfst komt Jane’s vierde single uit en staan een aantal shows in Ierland en Nederland in de planning.

“alle kenmerken van een bone fide authentieke folk artieste” - REMY

“Een bekoorlijk album vol hart en ziel.” “een opmerkelijke stem” -
Hotpress

“ik hoor een duidelijke connectie met Joni Mitchell’s ‘Court and Spark’” - 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)