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!
This October, I headed to Bangkok for the first time to give a gig at The Jam! I love to sing in new places and a special thanks to Dhyan for putting on a great night!
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!