Australian born singer Bowie Jane is a breath of fresh air to the music scene, with honest up front lyrics, feel good style and excellent vocals the release of her UK single Luv Bomb won’t go un noticed when it is out on the 11th March.
Bowie Jane recently took time out from her very busy schedule to chat with Music Promotions about touring, Luv Bomb, Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis Championships, music admiration’s and more.
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1: Your single Luv Bomb is there a story behind it?
It’s about being best mates with someone, hanging out with them all the time and then they decide to wreck the friendship by taking it further. They drop the good old “luv bomb” on you after a few drinks!
2: Is Luv Bomb a good indication of what we can expect from you?
Yeah we have some great tracks coming… lyrically my songs are all telling a story (sorry ex-boyfriends!). I write the lyrics straight after something happens in my life… so the story is fresh and real! It’s really hard to write lyrics when you aren’t feeling passionate about something so as soon as I feel it, I sit down and write.
3: What are your expectations towards UK chart success?
I absolutely love the music that comes out of the UK. I think Luv Bomb will do well there because the UK audience have a great understanding and love of pop – Luv Bomb is pop with a twist. I can’t wait to perform again over there…
4: Are there any artists that you feel you have a similar style to? Any bands/solo performers that you would like to work with?
I guess lyrically my songs have a bit of a Lily Allen angle. Perhaps I’m somewhere inbetween Lily Allen and Katy Perry…. I think the sound is unique so I’m not sure who I would relate it to!!
I would absolutely love to work Robbie Williams – he is such a fantastic performer. There are also quite a few songwriter/producers I’d love to work with like Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele).
5: Have you already decided on the follow up single to Luv Bomb?
Yep! I’m really excited about it as it too has a really cool unique sound but is still pop. I love melody and lyrics that aren’t too generic. So it’s sitting there waiting to be released but first I’m excited to let the world hear Luv Bomb.
6: How was performing at the Australian Grand Slam?
It absolutely went off. I had so much fun on stage. We had the whole audience involved and it was about 27 degrees. There was a two hour wait in the queue to get into the music area where I was singing so I had to not only perform to the people in the audience, but also those waiting in the queue. It was just so so fun!
7: How did you find touring in the UK? What has been the reaction so far? Any favourite venues?
I love doing festivals. The bigger the stage the better! I sang at Homelanz Festival in London which was really cool. Great crowd and I sang a few of my unreleased songs so it was good to watch their reaction and work out what songs go down best. I perform heaps in Australia so I know what works in Australia but the UK love their pop even more so it’s great performing over there.
8: What is a Bowie Jane live concert like?
I love to get the audience involved so the crazier the better. I’ve seen some photos of me on stage and I literally am about half a metre off the ground because I jump around on stage so much. And then I wonder why I’m puffed! Need to restrain myself….
9: When can we expect your debut album release?
I will release the album after the release of a few more singles. We have heaps of songs waiting in the pipelines. I would love to put a few acoustic tracks on there too but I have heaps on in the first part of the year in the UK so we will be concentrating on that first.
10: Would you have ever considered the Voice or X Factor Route? Judging role maybe?
I love every part of releasing a song and I really like to be heavily involved in every part so at the moment, I probably wouldn’t go on those shows because they usually have a set path for the artist to go down but I will certainly never say never! I think those shows are great for giving artists exposure and it’s good for everyone at home to watch the process. It also means the artist isn’t so reliant on being “discovered”. It gives everyone an opportunity to showcase their talent.
A judge? For sure! That would be great… probably a bit stressful but yeah I’d love to do that! It would be unreal to see a performer progress through the show and then have success after.
12: Do you have any live gigs coming up? Possible supports you can talk about?
There are some discussions going on at the moment for some very big supports but I am sworn to secrecy… will just have to wait and see what happens with that one.
I’m doing a tour of the UK in March 2013 which will include radio interviews around the country as well as public appearances. My website will have it all listed athttp://www.bowiejane.com
In the UK Summer I’m in discussions to sing at quite a few festivals so when they are locked in, they will all be listed on the website too.
13: What is next for you?
I arrive in the UK in March and then will be there for most of this year. We will be focusing on the release of Luv Bomb first then doing heaps of radio and gigs. I can’t wait!