Dim lights, a cool summer evening, a late Friday night, a smoky stage: all images painted by the sounds of singer-songwriter Janelle.
As a singer, Janelle has discovered the world on a deeply intimate level. Yet, behind the microphone, there is a more than just a voice. There is a writer, a composer, a poet, a storyteller, and most of all -- an artist. "I've always loved to write," she explains. "When I was little I just wrote stories and poems. Then one day I tried adding a tune to one of them and ended up with a song."
Whether through heartbroken ballads or sultry, come-and-get-me blues, all of life's contradictions are passionately intertwined in her soulful and convicting voice. Alongside artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones, Janelle captivates listeners through driving, personal lyrics laced with a powerful, other-era edge reminiscent of jazz and blues icons of the past. "When people ask me if I write from personal experience, I always say yes," she laughs. "I write stories about people I've met throughout my life. They've all had an impact on myself and my music, so for me, it's all personal."
Story by story, song by song, Janelle takes listeners to a whole new level, giving even the most familiar songs a new and unexpected twist. From frets to keys, haunting lyrics to aching refrain, the versatility of her sound spans genres and generations both classic and contemporary.