JANE COMES FOR TEA IN VENTNOR
12 June 2014 at 10:15 by Island Echo.
For this year’s Festival of the Sea and Round the Island race weekend, Ventnor Arts Club sailed across La Manche and signed up Jane for Tea for concerts on three consecutive nights between 19th -21st June.
They first heard Jane for Tea’s French, jazz tinged pop songs on the Croisette in Cannes and were amazed that such an enormous sound came from such a compact trio. As they left the massive festival crowd that had gathered, along with their ukulele, drums and bass they took a booking for the Isle of Wight.
Jane for Tea is fronted by the soulful, gritty and powerful vocals of Séverine aka ‘Jane’. She describes their sound as “old for new songs – a mix of original composition and covers, revisited and rearranged in French and English”. A Cannes journalist described their sound as “perfectly constructed new music, inspired by the songs of yesteryear; guaranteed to send tingles down the stiffest of spines”. Behind Jane are J-P and ‘Fonzy’, who put the beats into the songs in ample measure on a reduced drum kit and an implausibly little bass. But when they need to, they ease up and complement the more emotional numbers with a gentle touch and consummate sensitivity. This is an opportunity to see a fantastically creative, slightly retro but new act who pack a punch and delight their audiences. They are highly recommended but visit their website at www.janefortea.com , listen, watch and judge for yourself.
Tickets are on sale now online via www.ventnorartsclub.com at £5 for members and £8 for non-members. They play three nights 19th, 20th and 21st June. Early booking advised.