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Jane Badler: Opus [album]

Jane Badler: Opus “Successful actress and singer/song-
  writer Jane Badler showcases her
  versatility as she makes her welcome
  UK album debut — a cornucopia of well-
  chosen tracks sprinkled with her own
  brand of sensuality and given the title
  Opus...”


SLITHERING SENSUOUSLY ONTO THE MUSIC SCENE, bringing with her a cheering warmth to the uncertain English climate of early autumn, is a familiar face to Sci-Fi fans in the shape of Jane Badler, Diana The Lizard Queen in hit cult-series V.

Shedding her original music skin to reveal an expansion of her styles further from her work in acclaimed Melbourne indie outfit Sir, Jane treats listeners to an infusion of dark 80s, cabaret-style, synth-pop, soul and jazz elements with stories of revenge, betrayal, redemption and power
a remarkable offering that earned her a nomination for Best Female Artist at the AGE Awards.

“Opus —
Jane’s sensuous,
silky voice purrs through
her wonderful tracks
with all the drama
of the talented artiste
she is...
Jane played the role of Diana in both the original series and the seminal re-imagined 2011 version of V (written by the talented, well-known author Gregg Hurwitz) but she is also an accomplished and established songstress who has worked with some of the industry greats over the years, including producers Mark Saunders (Cyndi Lauper's The Cure) and Ivor Guest (Grace Jones' Hurricane).

A former beauty queen, Jane's early years were spent in New York, competing in the Miss America Pageant and later studying drama; soon embarking on a long and successful career as a professional actress of stage and screen in the United States. After a number of years in America, she fetched up in Melbourne and became a regular in Aussie soap Neighbours
a show that has given the music world Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.

While in Australia with Melbourne band Sir, Jane released her debut CD The Devil Has My Double, which was followed three years later in 2011 with Tears Again. She has worked with the internationally-acclaimed producer Paul Grabowsky, resulting in a record reflecting her long and varied career that has seen her appear in Hollywood B films and television soaps throughout the Seventies and Eighties and pays homage to the melodrama of the era.

Jane BadlerAlong with the really great, dramatic track Diamond Crimson Blood, which sounds as if it could easily become a theme tune for a Bond film, and the catchy Return To Passion, is the toe-tapping Fame, with a similar feel to Roxy Music, the lilting and compulsive Addicted and the two tracks from her AA single CD, Losing You and Volcano Boy.

Jane's sensuous, silky voice purrs through her wonderful tracks with all the drama of the talented artiste she is. As she breathes life into her words, she identifies strongly with her work. "I had just finished two albums as the muse for a writer when I decided to write my own album," Jane speaks of her experience. "My record company at the time suggested I try a covers album. Being The Rebel I Am started the long foolhardy journey of writing an album."

Opus is produced and mixed by Jeff Bova, the Grammy-winning producer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Eric Clapton, Robert Palmer, Billy Joel, The Bee Gees, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, etc, and demands to be noticed.

Jane Badler's debut UK album Opus is released on Me Jane Records via JTV Digital on 1 September 2014. Opus follows AA side single Losing You and Volcano Boy, which was released on 7 July 2014.

Tracklisting 01 Addicted | 02 Opus | 03 Volcano Boy | 04 Diamond Crimson Blood |
05 Return To Passion | 06 Losing You | 07 Lover | 08 Stuck On You | 09 Fame |
10 Dead Eyes | 11 Black Dove
.

Check out Jane at janebadler.com.


"Opus: Jane's sensuous, silky voice purrs through her wonderful tracks with all the drama of the talented artiste she is"
Maggie Woods