photo by Bryan Reid
Kerry Jayne’s voice is haunting & intimate, her songs ethereal & dreamy.
She began her music career on the West Coast, in Victoria BC. Inspired by her surroundings and the people in her life, Kerry's songs are full of conflict, passion and curiosity. Her first album, released in 2014, garnered a VIMA nomination for roots song of the year.
Kerry fell in love and moved her life to Peterborough, Ontario, where the arts community has embraced her. Her second album, completed with producer James McKenty, and released this February, 2019 is the culmination of two good years of hard but fun work. Kerry wanted to push herself as a writer and work with an industry veteran. James, who has worked with the likes of Gord Sinclair and Greg Keelor, helped her to do that in spades.
Kerry Jayne has played in Peterborough venues like the Spill, the Garnet and Market Hall and has opened for Corinna Rose & Milo McMahon among others. She has put together fundraisers for International women's day in 2015, '17 and '18. Along with her partner Stephen, she has raised $3,000 through Music for Mental Health shows in 2017 and '18.
Influences: Sarah McLachlan, The Be Good Tanyas, Sarah Harmer, Dido, Gillian Welch.
Sounds like: Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies or Dido meets The Be Good Tanyas.