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About Jayne and her music…..

Jayne Lewis is an accomplished singer/songwriter from the North east of England, but is now living and working as a musician in Dorset!  She has been singing since the age of 14, playing piano since the age of 11, and has been trying her best to teach herself guitar since the age of 20!

Jayne has 3 solo albums under her belt.

‘Orange sky’ was released in 2004, after Jayne was signed up by the major Christian recording company, ‘Authentic Media’.  This signing was based solely on the strength of a rough demo, which was passed on to the A&R manager there.

Then after a few years, Jayne had accumulated enough equipment, talented friends, and expertise to produce her own second album, ‘Exactly where I am’ in 2009.  The D.I.Y label ‘Eclectic Records’ was set up by Jayne and the entire album (except for a few ‘live’ tracks) was recorded in her spare bedroom!

Then, in 2011 Jayne produced (almost entirely D.I.Y) her third album  ‘The Ordinary things’.  Again, recorded in fox street studios! For more details and reviews on these albums please see the music pages on this site.

To hear some music (and download some FREE tracks!) visit -

www.jayneylewis.bandcamp.com

You can follow Jayne on twitter @jaynelewismusic, and you can keep up to doate with her music news on facebook too, the link is below.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jayne-Lewis/56643954569

Links to twitter, bandcamp and facebook are at the top right hand side of this page.

 

Student to teacher and examiner …

 

Jayne has been involved in music since the young age of 8 when she took violin lessons at school.  Her love for music has grown continuously, so it was the obvious choice for her to take A – Levels in Music Practice and Music theory, followed by a degree in Music (with Philosophy), then in 2004 she took a PGCE, qualifying her as a teacher as well!

Jayne has been teaching music and singing in schools, colleges, theatre schools, and giving private tuition for fourteen years now.  Her main field is singing, both individual and group lessons, but she also teaches piano, and has been a lecturer on the Rock and pop music BTEC courses in Further Education colleges.

In 2011, Jayne also became an LCM Examiner (London College of Music – Part of Thames Valley University).  Which means she now travels all over the country examining all types of music and instrumental exams.

For more information on Jayne’s teaching, or to book a course of lessons visit her tuition page to find out more and contact her via the contact page.

 

As a performer ……

 

Jayne’s performing experience is vast and varied.  She toured the U.K for the first time at the age of 14, within the organisation ‘The Continentals’.  She toured with them as a solo singer for many years after that, visiting America, South Africa (twice) and of course all over the U.K.  At the age of 21 Jayne was asked to be a director of one of these groups.

Jayne is also involved with music at the Keswick Convention, having sung there for 15 years, as an assistant to the Worship leader.  She has also performed her own concerts there in the main tent, as part of the Keswick programme, this includes her own material and also Jazz and covers, which are usually concerts held in the local pub/restaurant ‘Sweeneys’.

Jayne has also been privileged to be part of the worship team at Spring Harvest Word Alive, for about 9 years.  She was part of the ‘student celebration’ worship team in Skegness, and had the joy of working alongside some very well respected and talented worship leaders and musicians there.  Jayne’s involvement at Spring Harvest will hopefully be continuing in 2014.

Jayne had the honour of being invited to sing at the IFES international conference in Germany a few years ago.  Which was held in Aschaffenberg international stadium.  She had the privilege of singing to, and leading in Worship, tens of thousands of students from all over the world.

Other conferences Jayne has performed/lead Worship at include;  the NEAC congress, CCCF, Keswick in Lichfield, and the ECM conferences where Jayne was the Worship leader.  She was also one of the regular Worship leaders at her home church in Houghton – le – spring.  She was in post as a full time ‘Music Minister’ for St Nicholas’ Church in Corfe Mullen – Dorset, for just over a year.

Aside from the conference world, Jayne also has vast experience performing concerts of her own material in churches, bars, and in other venues all over the U.K.

In 2010 she was the winner of the ‘North east singer/songwriter of the year’ contest, held in Gateshead.

Jayne also has much experience singing rock and pop, and has toured with rock and pop covers bands.  Jayne also performs easy listening and Jazz material, which is mainly at weddings or in other venues such as hotels, bars and restaurants.

Obviously her many years of classical training equip Jayne for singing more ‘classical’ repertoire too.

For details of how to book Jayne for your event please see the ‘booking’ page and make contact via the contact page.  Alternatively, find Jayne on facebook, bandcamp or twitter (links at the top right hand side of the page).