This month it is great to see so many music venues back up and running! I've been experimenting with percussion explorations and improvisation using a large metal pan which really resonated with me from the day I bought it! I will share some short clips with you soon! x
Playing Soul-Folk Blues is something I love to do into the late hours of the night. When I think back to artists that sang from the depths of their souls and spun their audiences into a spell, it inspires me, Nina Simone will always be a favourite of mine.
One of my favourite techniques is to experiment more with a drum kit effect on my guitar. I love to bring out the percussion elements and alternate so that a chordal pattern is interspersed with the timbre of the different parts of the guitar.
The past few weeks have been quite liberating for me as an artist. So happy to hear the UKSC songwriters competition judges specially commended three of my songs this year! Also, I am the American Songwriters Spotlight artist of the month! Was thrilled to be mentioned and have a little feature about my work and my mentioned admiration of the artist Nina Simone. So biggest thanks to the UKSC Songwriters team and the American Songwriters team! Also enormous thanks to my streamers and listeners who have been enjoying my tracks around the globe. I also thank Tune Distributor, Graeme Holdaway, Sky Production Studios for enabling everything to happen! If you'd like to stay in touch with me, don't forget to signup to my mailing list to get the latest info about my gigs, ad hoc shows, releases etc... love J x
This year, I'll be doing online guest gigs and talks. Thanks to the virtual world, it's easy to travel around the globe and connect with musicians, audiences and enjoy the spark of creativity in a different form! Don't forget to signup to my mailing list to keep in touch, I'd love to hear from ya! x
Jane Nicola Douglas
Jane Nicola is an independent Soul-Folk Singer- Songwriter, International Music Educator with a curious traveling spirit currently in Shanghai Originally from the UK, Jane Nicola has gigged and recorded in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and the UK. Many say a reminiscent touch of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Joan Armatrading combined!