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. Dreaming, off her debut 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 in 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 performed shows with artists like Missy Knott, Hillary Dumoulin, Charlie Earle, Nathan Miller and more. She has put together fundraisers for International Women's Day in 2015, '17 and '18. Along with her partner Stephen, she has raised $4,000 through Music for Mental Health shows the last three years.
In 2019, she played abroad at La Loca in Prague, Czech Republic. Kerry went on tour that spring and in the summer performed for the first time at the Peterborough Folk Festival.
Kerry Jayne has established 2020 as a creative quest to grow musically and to work on new material for a third album. She is also planning a fall 2020 tour.
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.