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New directions and new songs

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Lately I’ve been working on lots of new songs, and a recent change in my circumstances has meant if all goes to plan, I should be able to get into the studio by the end of the year to record and release a new EP.  I’m very excited and happy about that at long last!

And I’m loving the new material! I have to warn you tho, my lovely people, that it is a bit of departure from the ‘straight’ rock you might all be expecting from me.  It still shows my passion and heart, but its a little more pensive, thought provoking and got a definite ‘alt’ edge to it. Hopefully you will like it too.

‘Live’-wise, the ultimate aim is still to get a band line up established, but so far my efforts in that department haven’t proved fruitful. It’s frustrating at times, but I have too much of a drive and passion to just sit and wait around for other people! So meantime, I’ve decided to strip things back for a while and put together an acoustic set!

Could be interesting – it’s already having a positive impact and and opening up potential avenues for performances in places I wouldn’t be able to get into with a band – including the local prison!

All the while, it’s awesome and humbling to still have new people discovering the music, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the new stuff shapes up – both live and in the studio.

Much love x

It’s Christmas!

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Well, it’s hard to believe that this time last year I was sending my Christmas message to you from hospital! It was truly heart-warming to have so many encouraging and supporting messages rolling in.

It has taken a long time for me to recover, but am I nearly back to 100%, thank God.  As well my health crisis, this last year has been one of massive change for me – saying goodbye to relationships that it was time to move on from, and moving to pastures new. Lots of healing, but also lots of green shoots J

So, it has been a bit quiet on the music front since I released my EP last December. I’m sorry to those that have been eagerly waiting on new things; they are coming along, I promise! I feel confident that 2013 will see things rev up again with my new band, The Avowed.

Thank you all for your support over the last year, for your kindness, your emails, your comments, and the fun and laughs you’ve shared.

I hope that you and your loved ones have a truly blessed and wonderful Christmas – wherever you are, and whomever you’re with.

Peace, love and light to you

Janey x

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Thanks and a sneak preview…

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A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has sent get well messages and encouragement over the last couple months, it has really been appreciated, thank you.

I’m pleased to say I’m well on the road to recovery, thank God! I’m about to start back rehearsing with my cover’s band Almost The Hero this week – I haven’t sung properly since going into the studio last December to record ‘Time Will Tell’, so it’s going to be a bit daunting, but great to get back into singing again.

If you haven’t had a chance to listen yet, you can hear the new tracks at http://janeysummer.bandcamp.com/  I’d love to know what you think, so please get in touch!

Meanwhile, I’ve been getting some great reviews for ‘Time Will Tell’, which has been amazing! The latest one from Femme Metal, is just about to be published, but you can get a sneak preview at http://femalefrontedmetal.wordpress.com/ Many thanks to Tony Cannella for that fantastic review.

The news for the future is that I have just relocated to Bristol – hoping that life here will open up more opportunities for me musically. I’m working on a band project called ‘The Avowed’ – and I will update you all on that, with hopefully live shows to tell you about very soon!

Thanks again for all your support and care, it really means a lot to me!

Love and light

Janey x

Peach of a review from Ravenheart Music!

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The latest review from Ravenheart Music is now up on their site – in keeping with tradition, Dave Smith has come up with an oh-so-quteable phrase, saying that the b-track  ‘On My Own Again’ is a hard rocker’s wet dream.

Here’s the full review:

“JANEY SUMMER..’TIME WILL TELL’ (2 track single)

(Self Release) Reviewed 14th January 2012

I can say quite simply that Janey Summer has an awesome voice and deserves big things. This lass from the SW of England sure does rock. I reviewed an album of hers back in Sept 2008 – ‘Along The Way’ scored a cool 9/10, and I quoted in that review that Janey “has a voice to die for”. ‘Time Will Tell’ is a two track single that also features the track ‘On My Own Again’ and this girl seems to have moved forward leaps and bounds. It is of no surprise to also learn that this single is picking up internet radio airplay, because quite simply, the track (as is ‘On My Own Again’) is totally awesome. ‘Time Will Tell’ features a cool instrumental intro, before Janey’s totally mind blowing vocals carries the number into total dreamland. ‘On My Own Again’ harks back to the 70’s and is a Hard Rocker’s wet dream! It is difficult to score what is just a two track cd, but this is good, very good!! Effectively, this is powerful melodic hard from Janey (and her band!), so check her out here.”

Why, thank you Dave!

Visit http://www.ravenheartmusic.com/ for more info about them all at Raven Towers…..

Janey xx

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Amazing Rock Radio Airplay

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Great news!

DJ extraordinaire, Aaron Phillips, has chosen my new single ‘Time Will Tell’ to be included in this week’s Amazing Rock Show! http://amazingradio.co.uk/?show=rockshow

The show broadcasts Saturday (14/01/12) at 6pm GMT and is then repeated the following Tuesday (17/01/12) at 10pm

You can listen live via DAB Digital radio; about six clicks left Of Radio 1. You can also stream live via http://www.amazingradio.co.uk

If you miss the show you can listen again via our Rewind service from Tuesday from http://www.amazingtunes.com/users/amazingrewind

Hope you can check in – and please spread the word!

Thank you all!

Janey x

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Actually Good News At Christmas!

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Well it’s that awesome time of year again, and what a year it has been for me! Definitely NOT one I’d like to repeat; lots of illness, heartache and pain, but I’m so thankful to God that now Christmas is upon us I’m finally coming out the other side of it all. So I’m looking forward to some good times with my family and friends before a fresh (and healthier) start to 2012!

Meantime there’s some fantastic news for you to finish off the year…. My new single has now been released! Wahoo!

‘Time Will Tell’ is now available for download from my online store at http://janeysummer.bandcamp.com/  as well as all major download sites – take your pick, my friends; all the links can be found on my music page at www.janeysummer.com/music.html

As well as the new single for download, there is a bonus track, ‘On My Own Again’.

And I’ve pressed these two tracks onto some limited edition CDs available for just £2.50 plus p&p. – also available from http://janeysummer.bandcamp.com/

Thank you all for all your kind support especially over the last few weeks; it has been amazingly inspiring to receive so many good wishes; I’m feeling the love….

I hope you like the new songs; make sure you let me know what you think, and please spread the word!

Wishing you Peace and Love this Christmas,Image

Janey x

New songs on the way!

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First off a big welcome to all the new fans that have signed up since the last news update; it’s really heart-warming to see the support network keep growing.

This is in no small part to fans spreading the word – so a huge thank you all for that! And also the amazing ongoing support I’m getting from so many DJs who just keep on playing my stuff to their listeners old and new – truly awesome stuff!

Those of you who’ve been fans for a while will know that I’ve been rather unwell lately, hence things being a bit quiet on the music front. Well, I’m pleased to say I’ve had my final yukky treatment today and have only 3 weeks to wait until I go in for my operation, so the next few months are going to pretty much revolve around me recovering in pyjamas! Nice.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel and as well as looking forward to being pain and illness-free (wahoo!), I have plans afoot for next year, including more tracks released, and getting a live line-up together, which I’m really excited about. I also plan to relocate to Bristol in the new year, which I hope will bring some fresh opportunities, so all looks good on the horizon!

Meantime, the good news is I’m off to Orchard Studios to record a couple new tracks! I know it’s been a long old wait and many of you have been champing at the bit for some new tunes, so, rather than make y’all wait until I’m recovered (which could be months!) I’ve squeezed in some studio time this weekend and next so I can two new songs released before Christmas. I hope you like them and it was worth the wait! Haha!

It’d be awesome if you want to follow progress on www.facebook.com/janeysummerofficial or on Twitter @janeysummer

Thanks again for all your support, please keep your emails and comments coming in; it’s always really cool to hear from you,

Love & light & rock & roll

Janey x

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