I am a British singer songwriter and performer. I can provide solo shows based upon your needs either of my original music or covers of your choice including jazz standards, musical theater or pop hits and ballads.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Jan is an experienced performer who makes audiences listen, connect and feel the emotional content of her voice and lyrics. She is a true professional who is reliable, well organized and prepared. People engage with her on a personal level and enjoy her heartfelt original songs and renditions of covers.
Jan Thompson is a singer, songwriter and performer who has played shows in the UK, USA and Japan.
Her musical journey began in the late 90s and was inspired by the artists of the original Lilith Fair including Jewel and Sarah McLachlan. The 2004 release of the album Maple Street West demonstrates her love for the simple acoustic styles of the American songwriters of that period.
Over the last two decades Thompson has focused on her musical development through instrumental and vocal study in the styles of jazz, blues and pop and has shared her knowledge and joy of music with others as a vocal coach.
Most recently Jan realized she needed to devote her time to creating new material and has spent the 2016 in California writing and performing. Her latest songs, including Moving in a Direction (about her year rediscovering herself) are soulful, thought provoking and authentic and are strongly influenced by today's contemporary artists Mary J Blige, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and Birdy.
Her future aspirations include the desire to incorporate and produce electronic styles in her material born from years of listening to Imogen Heap and Goldfrapp.
In 2017, as well as writing, performing and teaching, Thompson will be developing and offering a
Music Mentorship Program, Keynote Concerts for cancer survivors and Custom Song Projects.
Additional Booking Notes
Connection to a PA for keyboard, computer and vocal mic.
Sound check required.
Influences & Inspiration
Artists of the original Lilith Fair including Jewel and Sarah McLachlan.
Today's contemporary artists Mary J Blige, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and Birdy.
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