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Leila Jane began writing songs at age 15 after listening to the full recordings of the 1930’s blues player Robert Johnson. After an appearance at the Cambridge folk festival in 2013, Leila Jane was described as ‘’Somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny’’. Since then Leila has been gigging widely and travelling to the USA to pick up inspiration for her songs. Taking influences from all genres of American roots music, Hot Press Magazine stated ”Donegal Native Leila Jane evokes the best of classic blues while adding a fresh, native twist”.
In 2015 she received the Imelda May scholarship to study songwriting at BIMM Dublin. Here, she has enjoyed developing her sound and bringing in some top musicians to play in her band. They include rock n roll guitar playing from Stuart Doyle, Alice Grollero providing the grooving heartbeat on bass and Danni Nolan on drums; coolly locking in foot stomping and body swaying rhythms.
Last October she released her EP Decision Maker which was described as ”one of the best Irish EPs of 2017” by music blogger Remy Connolly.
So far this year Leila has played support for artists such as Angie McMahon, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Tandem Felix, Karl Blau, Riley Pearce and Shannon and The Clams.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos