Discuss your personality.
Bubbly, outgoing, and caring.
Brief us about you as a musician.
I sing and play guitar as well as a little bit of piano and banjo (although I mainly perform with a guitar). I first picked up a guitar at 10 years old and haven’t put it down since!
Go into details on what has changed in your life for choosing music as a career.
My sleep pattern! I’m usually an early bird, but staying up until 12/1 a.m to pack up after a gig takes its toll after a while!
Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
Getting to do what I love – writing songs, singing, playing instruments, meeting like-minded people.
Criticism given by strangers without being constructive.
Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
I think I could only tell you when/if it ever happens! I do not want fame at all, I’d just like to write songs and perform. Fame isn’t something that interests me at all.
Tell us the means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.
Rebecca Jayne is available on:
Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
Physical CDs can be purchased from my website and many more.
Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.
Performing at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve been a fan of country music and Nashville for most of my life and to play at such an iconic venue was a dream come true. What made it even better was that they asked me for an encore!
Discuss your experience pertaining to live performances, gigs, shows, and tours.
I love live performances, not only performing myself but watching other people perform. The hardest part of live performance gigs is getting people to come out and support local live music.
Tell us how you interact with your fans.
I relate through my music. I’ve always found with the artists I love that I connect with them through their songs. If they’ve had an experience and written a song about it you can always tell. They’re the ones that seem to connect with their audiences the best and that’s how I hope I relate with my fans.
Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
I wouldn’t really change anything. I’m a true believer in learning from your mistakes. If I never made mistakes then I’d never know what I truly want.
Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
My family has been there from day one and has never left my side. They’ve boosted it by supporting me and spreading the word about my music as much as possible.
My manager Alex Ford has helped me considerably in getting a lot more gigs, festivals, and radio interviews. He also introduced me to my most recent producer Luke Batt who I work very well with.
Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
In the past few months of taking my music more seriously, my motto is to just give it a go. If you don’t put yourself out there and give it as best shot as you can then you can never say that you really tried! It’s not great money when you’re starting out, but that’s why so many musicians out there get other jobs like waitressing to support themselves. If you really want it then you’ll find a way.
Name the artists that have influenced the world.
For me, I’d say, Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Beyonce.
Tell us about your moment of rejection as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
It’s not easy! The best way I find is to think ‘well it’s their loss.’ If they’re not even willing to give people a chance then they’re the ones missing out! Just don’t get obnoxious like so many musicians do haha!
Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
I honestly can’t remember. I’ve had comments saying ‘You’re not really my style’ or ‘I would’ve done that differently, but I generally find they’re very rare. Either people make a conscious effort to make a nice comment to me or don’t say anything at all.
Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
I recorded the vocal and guitar in one take and then my producer Luke Batt worked his magic adding some piano. It still isn’t completely finished, but it’s nearly there!
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
“I’m Not Saying I Don’t Love You”- I once was involved with someone with who I convinced myself I was in love with. I wanted the relationship to work for quite a while, but as time passed I realized it didn’t work. Over that time I did learn to love him, but more as a friend or brother rather than a partner. It’s about telling someone that you do love them, but not necessarily in the way, the other person would like you to.