I'm playing at the opening of the L’Etincelle Gallery in Shanghai, a creative arena bringing musicians and visual artists together. When this happens, it creates a special kind of synergy! Join us if you are in Shanghai, from 4pm! @18 Jinhai Road, Pudong
This year, I have found it liberating as an independent artist to continue to do my own thing despite COVID! Thanks to the internet, it's still possible to reach communities in different and inspiring ways under lockdown! I've really enjoyed the chance to work in a new way, connecting with musicians and listeners worldwide. Could this be the "new normal?"
Happy Summer solstice! This summer, I have been gathering with small groups of poets, and writers from all over the world to spark new songs/poetry, and give new inspiration to my shows! I hope that you and your friends, loved ones are keeping safe and healthy at this time. Don't forget to join my mailing list to keep in touch and I can send you live links to shows, songs and videos! x
Nearly Spring! Fascinating that 2020 is becoming a year of unique and unexpected pathways which maybe resonates with many! I have found myself returning to my older ways, a slower pace and following a gentler rhythm, frequently without wifi! Slowly I am piecing together fresh compositions and songs that feel finished and sometimes unfinished!
This winter, I traveled to Bangkok for fresh inspiration. I was interested to research more about Thai instruments and explore some of the musical pentatonic scales that create a beautiful effect musically. This next couple of months, I'm working on developing my own musical patterns and improvisation to give new meaning to my songs. I look forward to sharing some video with you soon! x
Shanghai life keeps me busy with new arrangements of old and new songs, this time I've added folk classical improvisations that add a different flavour to the show!
Performing at DDC Club and Fruity Space was a special experience! I loved performing for new faces in new places!
It's been an absolute pleasure to work with Andres Coca Lopez, a Flamenco guitarist and singer from Madrid, Spain. A passionate, instinctual player whose lead lines and harmonic notes warm the hearts of many! We enjoyed a guest spot at Harley's Music bar!
Happy New Year All! I played a short set here with the house band over the New Year! Would love to go back here and do more!
Jane Nicola Douglas
Jane Nicola is a UK Soul-Folk Singer- Songwriter based in Shanghai establishing creative and collaborative work in Asia and Europe. Some say a touch of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Joan Armatrading combined! Jane Nicola loves to travel, connect and collaborate with a wide range of musicians and audiences worldwide in all kinds of places and settings!