Jade GallagherDont You Wish [single]
Maybe This [album]
in clear evidence at her
showcase to the Press...
ALTHOUGH SHE CONFESSED TO BEING "NERVOUS", Jade delivered
her particularly gifted brand of singing to the Media at 5 Cavendish Square,
London, without a trace of hesitation.
When MotorBar spoke to the sweet-natured Jade after her delightful performance,
complimenting her particularly on her excellent song Katy Says, she told
us that she really enjoyed singing it. And it shows!
The striking Liverpool singer/musician has been turning heads with her compelling
voice, haunting tunes and exotic good looks. Not surpris-ingly, she has already
built up a formidable fan base just take a look at her site and
in such a short space of time she has certainly served her apprenticeship having
played on a variety of major tours that include Joan Armatrading and Mark Almond.
She has also given a special performance of Miss You Nights for Cliff
Richard one of my favourites among Cliff's songs.
Jade Gallagher's latest single release, Don't You Wish, is a bouncy,
upbeat song with a spring in its step. It has good lyrics and is as easy to
listen to as every song from her debut album is. There is a great depth of feeling
here and we tend to agree with the publicity machine which says: "It is only
a matter of time before we see Jade performing at the Brit Awards." The second
song is Jade's cover version of The Way You Look Tonight another
favourite and one that she sings very well indeed.
photographer Mick Rock discovered Jade when he attended a gig in Manchester
and saw something in her natural looks. He decided to shoot this relatively
unknown artiste and the results can be seen on her new album sleeve.
The solitude of Jade's mother's caravan on the outskirts of Liverpool was very
instrumental in Jade focusing in on her music. And this was also to be the inspiration
for her debut album, Maybe This (see below), which is also due out in
Jade is, she says, particularly looking forward to her tour with Engelbert Humperdinck
whom she was due to meet the weekend after the showcase.
Jade's talent, melodious voice and song-writing skills meld together in
a very exceptional way. Combined with her beautifully exotic looks she must
surely be on the road to stardom.
Jade Gallagher's single Don't You Wish
is due to be released on Easymoney Records on 26 November (2007). Don't you
wish you had
LIVERPOOL HAS A HISTORY of turning out suitably talented artistes and it
is still true today. The emergence of Jade Gallagher the dark-haired
beauty with a Malaysian-Chinese mother and an Irish father continues
a tradition of excellence.
Singer/songwriter Jade has an emotional, compelling voice and her haunting tunes
make up the debut album that is due to be released in November on independent
label Easymoney Records.
The album feels personal, with a lot of feeling being put into each track and
a touch of ballad/country influences. Even the cover version of The Way You
Look Tonight works well along with the great selection of songs on the album,
which was conceived in an unassuming caravan on the outskirts of Liverpool.
Legendary photographer Mick Rock known for his iconic shots of Blondie,
Kate Moss and David Bowie shot the album sleeve.
Jade, classically trained throughout her teens, chose to con-centrate on playing
guitar, singing and developing her song-writing skills a path she found
more liberating as there were fewer restrictions upon her. The sense of freedom
and open spaces permeates the album.
"I love everything from rock music to r'n'b," says Jade. "But my passion has
always been singing whilst playing acoustic guitar." With her goal firmly in
mind, Jade was inspired to make her debut album, with its edgy, country vibe.
Her vocals are clear and poignant and behind her pretty voice is the soothing
guitar work that is as much of the attraction as Jade herself a fantastic
combination to enjoy listening to, with interesting melodies and a pleasantly
With a few major tours already under her belt including special performances
at this year's Livefest and Liverpool Summer Pops a dazzling acoustic
set at Guilfest led to a live interview with Dermot O'Leary on Radio 2. Jade
was also support on the recent Joan Armatrading, Royal Albert Hall, show where
people who wanted to hear more from her bought an impressive 200 CDs during
The publicity machine says: With a voice to break a million hearts, Jade was
invited to play at the launch of Paul McCartney's album Chaos and Creation in
the Backyard and has also performed with The Byrds legend Roger McGuinn. Having
recently supported the likes of Bryan Adams, Katie Melua, Van Morrison, Sugababes,
Westlife, Hanson and Nate James it is not surprising that she has been compared
to artistes such as Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega.
This young lady has packed a lot of hard work into a short space of time for
a relative newcomer. Don't miss out on her album.
Jade Gallagher's CD debut album Maybe
This will be released on November 26 (2007) on independent label Easymoney
Records. Tracks: Carry Me; Katy Says; Iris; Ask Love
To Stay; If I Knew; Shooting Stars; Don't You Wish;
Haunting Me; Leavin'; The Way You Look Tonight; After
The Parade; Down.