20th April 2018, Johannesburg – Last night singer-songwriter, Janie Bay was nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA) for her latest album Miscellany.
Janie Bay’s Miscellany was nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album.
Janie Bay, had this to say, “I am so happy and grateful to announce my very first South African Music Awards Nomination! Wow! Biggest thank you to Warner Music South Africa for all that you do and to every single person who has supported my career and congratulations to all my friends who have also been nominated. ”
Recorded in Johannesburg and Potchefstroom between June and August 2017, and produced by Jacques Du Plessis (The Parlotones, Josh Kempen, Shortstraw) and Ewald Jansen van Rensburg (Monark). Miscellany, is a bold expansive statement by a singular artist ready to be heard.
About Janie Bay
Hailing from the beautiful Helderberg area in Cape Town, now residing in Pretoria, Janie Bay started her career with an indie release, “I Remember” securing a No. 1 hit on local mainstream and student radio stations.
This early radio success was followed by endless touring, seeing her wow audiences in small intimate venues and on the major stages of Oppikoppi, White Mountain Festival, STRAB, Up The Creek, KKNK and Park Acoustics
Janie has performed and recorded with some of South’s Africa’s finest artists including Jack Parow, Matthew Mole, Die Heuwels Fantasies, aKing, Francois Van Coke, Desmond & The Tutus and Valiant Swart to name a few. Janie has been on a journey of musical discovery, finding her voice in the folk-pop scene and charming audiences with her captivating voice and heartfelt performances.
Janie singed a global deal with Warner Music in January of 2017, at the time stating “I am super happy and honoured so have an engine like Warner Music South Africa to help steer and navigate my music to the masses!”
‘We’ve been watching Janie grow and develop as an artist for some time and are thrilled that she has now joined our roster. She is a talented and beguiling artist, with great musical instincts,’ says Tracy Fraser, MD of WM South Africa.