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HAILING FROM THE BEAUTIFUL HELDERBERG AREA IN CAPE TOWN, JANIE BAY STARTED OUT HER CAREER WITH HER SOLO EFFORT, “I REMEMBER” SECURING THREE NO. 1 HITS ON LOCAL MAINSTREAM AND STUDENT RADIO STATIONS. AFTER THE ALBUM LAUNCH IN APRIL 2011, JANIE & HER BROTHER (THE BEARD) STARTED PLAYING HER THEN CURRENT SONGS IN AN ACOUSTIC / UNPLUGGED SETTING. THIS WAS A TOTALLY ORGANIC PROGRESSION AS THEY WANTED TO CARRY ON WRITING AND PLAYING WITHOUT THE FINANCIAL PRESSURES OF SESSION MUSICIANS JOINING IN. THIS PROGRESSION LEAD TO THEIR RECENT LIVE PROJECT, “JANIE & THE BEARD”.

SINCE 2012 THEY’VE HAD MANY SUCCESSFUL TOURS, PLAYED MORE THAN 100 SHOWS A YEAR, TOURING EVERY PROVINCE IN THE COUNTRY AND HAVE BEEN INVITED ABROAD REGULARLY. THEY HAVE APPEARED ON 5FM, TWO OCEANS RADIO VIBE, SABC 3 AND RSG. SOME PERFORMANCES UNDER THEIR BELT INCLUDE OPPIKOPPI, WHITE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, STRAB, UP THE CREEK, KKNK AND PARK ACOUSTICS WITH BACK-TO-BACK TOURS AND CORPORATE EVENTS ALL OVER.

HAVING PERFORMED WITH LOCAL ACTS LIKE JACK PAROW, MATTHEW MOLE, DIE HEUWELS FANTASIES, AKING, FRANCOIS VAN COKE AND VALIANT SWART TO NAME A FEW, SHE IS STEADFAST ON A JOURNEY TO SHARE HER MUSIC WITH FRIENDS ALREADY MADE AND WITH THOSE ALONG THE WAY.

SOME RECENT COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE SA’S TOP SELLING HIP-HOP ARTIST JACK PAROW ON THE CHART TOPPING SONG ‘VEILIG’ AND A FEATURE ON ONE OF BOUWER BOSCH’S SINGLES, “HARDLOOP”.

WITH THE PROMISE OF A GREAT CAREER, JANIE IS MORE SURELY THAN SLOWLY FINDING HER CALLING IN THE FOLK-POP ENVIRONMENT WHILE CHARMING AUDIENCES WITH A CAPTIVATING VOICE AND HEARTFELT PERFORMANCES.