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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

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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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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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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