Jayne Gaze, born on an isolated farm in rural Shropshire, acquired her first guitar at the age of eight and taught herself to play from a book. Patient tuition from guitar virtuoso Simon Othen developed her picking. “I found it difficult to change my self-taught habits of a lifetime but the result leaves the songs more bare than ever, which is both exciting and terrifying at the same time”.
Jayne has been writing poems and songs for as long as she can remember but always too shy to perform was eventually encouraged onto the stage for her first gig about ten years ago at Worcester Arts Workshop’s Cafe Subterranean which then led to regular open mic ‘toe dipping’ at pubs, clubs and folk groups locally and around the country.
A Worcester Music Festival artist for the past five years she has been featured on BBC Radio’s Introducing and played live on Choice Radio.
Three of Jayne’s songs have been commended by the UK Songwriting Contest and a further two making it to the semi finals.
Bearing her soul to convey heartfelt, personal experiences she worked on her debut album, Fallen Awake, for nearly five years and with the timely intervention of Richard Clarke’s creative and technical input it is now available to download or purchase from bandcamp, cd baby, iTunes and Amazon.
Jayne is currently recording her next Album ‘Toil and Trouble’ due to be released in 2015.
“It’s just me and my simple honest voice telling my simple honest stories”