Jana is a singer songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist. In her native Slovakia she studied classical piano and flute, which later took her to Aix En Provence (France). Briefly she was a member of ‘Persona Grata’ – a band, that was invited to perform at ‘Progressive Nation at Sea 2014’ in Miami, organised by Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre). But having always been a singer, this inner calling finally took over and she decided to move to the UK and write her own songs.
With a voice reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Jana’s music draws from many influences – Sting, 70’s folk-rock greats, country, pop and classical... Catchy choruses mix with unexpected harmonies. Just when you think you know where the song will take you, Jana suddenly changes course.
Her debut single, 'Birdhouse', accompanied by music video with a hint of 70’s nostalgia received great reviews from music blogs like 'Music Musings and Such, Art Will Fall, Zap! Bang! Magazine...
Recorded by Luke Oldfield at Tilehouse Studios (originally built for Mike Oldfield). Jana teamed up with top musicians on London jazz scene. Her debut EP is called 'Lanterns' and is available on all online platforms as well as a physical CD here
'A throwback sounding EP' - Maverick Magazine
Both the refined and sophisticated musicianship and gorgeous vocals vie for attention on 'Birdhouse' a song that is hard to put into any specific genre. Whilst the vocals have more than a hint of seventies folk style, they are more than that, and the band go from low key jazz funk through to indie rock, or pop, it's that kind of song, and yet it's coherent, catchy and above all high class. - Beehive Candy
'Birdhouse is a gentle, hypnotic song with a beautiful melody...' - Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)
(about 'Lanterns' EP) - 'Overall this is an expertly performed record that is accessible without being simplistic, a great sign of things to come.' - Folk And Honey
'A really classy sound, a fascinating mixture of styles and really original, as are the lyrics.' - Paul Sexton (Music Journalist)
'What does Jana and her band sound like? Simply, like nothing you’ve ever heard before.' - Art Will Fall
‘The likes of Karen Carpenter, Clannad’s Moya Brennan, Enya, Sally Barker and perhaps Vonda Shepherd all spring to mind, on hearing this gorgeous vocal talent. She’s right up there with those stars in quality, too.’ - Music Republic Magazine
'A voice reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and other folk greats and carefully crafted songs that bend folk into other genres like jazz and indie, dissembling your senses with her personal take on songwriting.' The Lanterns Society London