Leila Jane performs ‘Look Away From Our Creation’ live for This Ain’t No Disco, the online Irish music showcase directed by Myles O’Reilly hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen.
Leila Jane has been performing in the UK and Ireland for the last 5 years. After a performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2013, her voice was described as ‘’somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny’’. Her passion for singing was very much inspired by her deep love for the Delta Blues, early Rock n’ Roll and all sorts of American Folk music. Last year she travelled across America to further immerse herself in the infinitude of roots music there, and played in venues in New York and Nashville. In the last 2 years Leila Jane has released 2 EPs by the name of ‘Twisted Heart’ and’ Where Did My Love Go?’, both of which are available on Bandcamp. She has opened up for acts such as Kitty Daisy & Lewis, The Wiyos and The Long Ryders.
In 2015 she began the song writing degree at BIMM Dublin and formed a band called Leila Jane & The Healers. They have already made appearances at the Ruby Sessions, Unitarian Church, the RHA and the RDS as well as playing at Body & Soul and opening up for The California Feetwarmers at Clonmel World Music. The full line up of the band is a 5 piece ensemble, taking inspiration from artists such as Robert Johnson, Patsy Cline and Elvis. Leila is the primary songwriter in the band and together they create a sound which is compelling and emotive. These skilled musicians have a highly exciting and fresh approach to a music that is sweetly reminiscent of a 50’s and 60’s style.
Powerful, beautiful piece of work!