While possessing a voice that has been described as ‘’somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny,’’ Leila Jane’s music is an interpretation of the surreal paradoxical reality the haunted soul finds itself facing. The raw and honest expression in her work is a testament to her affinity with blues music.
After spinning her tune ‘Look So Sweet’ Cathal Murray of Late Date (RTE Radio 1) described Leila Jane as ‘’one to watch’’. The song was also added to Glastonbury’s Spotify playlist of 2019 performers. MP3 Hugger said of Leila’s latest single: ‘’Every second of ‘Look Away from Our Creation’ is key to the song’s success, it is meticulous without ever feeling as if it has been robbed of even a droplet of joie-de-vivre.’’ Hot Press Magazine once likened her to the ‘’sultry folk of Karen Dalton’’ and Golden Plec noticed Leila Jane’s ‘’passion and attention to detail’’ during her support performance for Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters.
Chosen by Imelda May for the ‘Imelda May Scholarship at BIMM Institute Dublin’ because she felt Leila’s music had heart, Leila Jane has performed at international festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival and Electric Picnic. She also played support for artists such as Jessica Lea Mayfield, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Angie McMahon and Rival Sons.