An exciting summer, I was in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing. I hosted an outdoor jam with my musical friend Georgio and we made music from 3pm-12pm under a huge white canopy. Then I had a solo gig at Modernista in Beijing. Thanks to all those that came out to see me! It was so good to see Beijing again and what an amazing city!
This month I will be releasing my podcast called As China calls, an exploration into my songs and how creativity, trauma and truth can be a pivotal and navigational guide. Check my podcast website below. If you haven't check out my monthly arts based podcast please click the link below. Enjoy folks
My podcast show features selected musicians, artists and creative entrepreneurs from all over the globe, as well as my work as a traveling songwriter. This monthly show has enabled me to collaborate with many in a creative way and to really celebrate the diversity of so many different art forms. In doing this show, it has provided a platform and forum for the sharing of ideas, alternative perspectives and for a wide range of art forms to be appreciated all over the globe! Thanks for listening in folk. Look out for my Soundvibe playlist which will feature on Spotify and Apple!
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Last week, I spoke on Warren Jay's podcast show about my life as a musician in China. As I've been in Asia a total of 14 years, in the countries of China, Singapore and Hong Kong, I recorded lots of my music in Hong Kong and most of it was produced by Graeme Holdaway. This podcast is due to be released shortly! I have been busy with new songs and preparing for new recordings this summer.
Hi folks, over January to March, I am involved in the creation of a short film based on my song "Living Out Rough." This song was initially recorded in Hong Kong at Sky Production Studios and then produced by Graeme Holdaway in the UK. Much of the footage in this film is shot in China. I look forward to sharing it with you soon.
Hi Folks, some of you may have tuned into my recent podcast called "My Songs in China"(click the link at the bottom to hear it) and I have another brand new podcast due out in January 2023, that features further inside stories about my travels and Soul-Folk albums created. This year, I've hosted music jams in Hangzhou where I have loved meeting an eclectic bunch of musicians, bands and poets. It has also been amazing to become the founder of Jane Nicola Soundvibe show hosting and creating monthly podcasts about my own life and work in Asia, as well as sharing the work of other musicians, bands, and creators around the globe. I will be sharing many more creative works with you in the new Year, wishing you and your loved ones a special 2023 also!
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! Click the link at the bottom to hear "My songs in Asia" podcast.
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."