Hailing from the beautiful Helderberg area in Cape Town, now residing in Pretoria, 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 backto-back tours and corporate events all over the country.
In the beginning of 2014, Janie decided to take her career to new heights and moved to Pretoria to perform her music in other corners of the country.
Having performed with local acts like Jack Parow, Matthew Mole, Die Heuwels Fantasies, aKing, Francois Van Coke, Desmond & The Tutus 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”. In October 2016, Janie signed a record deal with Warner Music South Africa. She released 2 singles called ‘Dance’ and ‘Better Off’ which did very well on radio and TV. In September 2017, Janie released her sophomore album “Miscellany” which is available on iTunes, Deezer, Apple Music, Spotify and in Musica stores nationwide which also includes a colab with Fokofpolisiekar / Die Heuwels Fantasies’ Hunter Kennedy.
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.
“Veilig” – Jack Parow ft. Janie Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA1_e4HJrhw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQD8BoV52Qo (Live)
“It Ain’t Me Babe” (Live) – Janie & The Beard ft. Francois van Coke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ3dZsyB2f8
“Dance” Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skJDGCw92rA
“The Desert” Live on Expresso Show: https://www.facebook.com/expressoshow.sabc3/videos/1895578193790066/
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