Guitarist Tom Ionescu tells PopMatters, “With all four of us growing up musically as jazz school students, we’ve always played and listened to instrumental music yet we had somehow never recorded an instrumental song. The concept was to record it in a traditional way – a single day in a studio with all four of us jamming together in a single room – to capture a live vibe. We thought who better to inspire us and guide us through the process than Leland Whitty of BADBADNOTGOOD, whose production work in the studio and during mixing was an incredible learning experience.”
Jane’s Party members are currently in Iqaluit, Nunavut for the Alianait Arts Festival. The band will be teaching workshops as well as collaborating with a multitude of artists and running the festival’s “Rock School”. Each year in June, Alianait sets the spotlight on Inuit and other circumpolar artists while bringing together exciting world-class musicians, circus acrobats, dancers, storytellers, actors, filmmakers and visual artists from across the globe.
JP recently released a video for their anthemic new single “You’re The Light” written in collaboration with the band’s good friend Matthew Angus (Fast Romantics). Check out the video HERE stream/purchase HERE. Also available is a very special B-side cover of Gerry Rafferty’s 1978 hit single “Right Down The Line” featuring renowned DJ Skratch Bastid (aka Paul Murphy). Listen HERE.
For over a decade, Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton have brought their irreverent, genre-bending sound to live audiences around the world; in buzzing clubs and famed concert halls in downtown Toronto, in stadiums across Canada, and in historic venues throughout Europe, opening for and playing alongside artists like Lowest of The Low, The Sadies, Sam Roberts Band, The Arkells, Tom Odell, Blue Rodeo, Stars, LIGHTS, and Lord Huron. The band have also enjoyed success in TV land with sync placements in “Kim’s Convenience”, “Saving Hope”, and “Burden of Truth”. Having gained a stellar reputation for their soulful, energetic live shows, Jane’s Party are excited to hit the road to showcase their new collection of material. More information and a cross-Canada tour will be announced in the coming weeks.