I released "My Songs in Asia" this month which is a podcast about my work as a singer-songwriter and performing artist in Asia. Fourteen years ago I left the UK to explore Asia, to try something which no one I knew had ever tried before. I began teaching English, then music and also began to perform. My songwriting continued, I recorded my songs at Sky Production studios which were produced back in the UK by Graeme Holdaway. I gigged in the countries of China, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong and in this pod I play some tracks and talk about the stories behind my travels! In Asia, I was able to experiment to take risks and there was a sense of freedom in taking off to different countries, getting lost in the streets without a map. Graeme became the benchmark, helping me to track and record my artistic processes, it didn't matter what music I had created, he was always open to letting me try things out. Not all of the recordings were immaculate, in fact some of what I worked with was quite raw but it was more a footprint of what was happening and what I was up too. Like a musical diary as I travelled around. The songs were performed in many places from wine bars, music clubs, street corners, small back rooms and in studios. Coming out next will be my winter podcast which shares more songs from these amazing times, so watch this space! Here's the link to "My songs in Asia" podcast.
Jane Nicola Douglas
Jane Nicola is an independent Soul-Folk Singer- Songwriter and the Producer of Jane Nicola Soundvibe show with a curious traveling spirit currently in China, Originally from the UK, Jane Nicola has gigged and recorded in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and the UK. "Music, life and travel are my passion and my drive."