Leila Jane is a Dublin based recording artist with roots in London and Donegal. While possessing a voice that has been described as ‘’somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny,’’ her music is an interpretation of the surreal paradoxical reality the haunted soul often finds itself facing. Her early affinity with blues music, infiltrates her sound, although it mainly serves as a forerunner of the raw and honest expression found in her work. Her music acts as a dreamy medium through which hard truths may be unraveled and set free.
After spinning her tune ‘’Look So Sweet’’, Cathal Murray of RTE Radio 1's Late Date show described Leila Jane as ‘’One to watch’’. The music blogger, Remi Connolly praised the ‘’unfiltered self-awareness'’ in her songwriting. Hot Press Magazine once likened her to the ‘’sultry folk of Karen Dalton’’ and Golden Plec noticed Leila Jane’s ‘’passion and attention to detail’’ when she opened the show for Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters.
Leila Jane has used her life experience to develop her songwriting in a way that embraces the many styles of music she has fallen in love with along the way. The voices of deep soul, early rock n’ roll, folk/americana, jazz and alt rock/ indie are among her sources of stylistic inspiration.
Elegant touches of these styles emanate from her voice which has graced a vast amount of stages over the years including Glastonbury, Brooklyn Americana Festival, Electric Picnic and the Cambridge Folk Festival.