Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth, and childhood experience.
Jane: Jane Carmichael, Canada, 36 years old. I have been singing since the age of 3.
Elle: Elle Hermansen, Canada, 31 years old. Also been singing ‘La Bamba’ since the age of 3. 🙂
Tell us how you start your music career, your band name, musical background, experience, and skills.
Jane: I sang for six years in The Toronto Children’s Chorus, which took me to venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in Washington, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. After attending a school for the arts in high school, I then studied voice at the University of Western Ontario.
Elle: I formed my first band at 11 called Zerox that quickly disbanded after a year and took a serious approach to music with one of the members from that group. We became Pacific Rim. As we got older we wanted more of a mature sound and decided to call ourselves Igneous. When the band broke up five years later the guitarist and I decided to keep performing under the name Glowpool. Then finally I started writing and producing my own music under Ellemusic. I finished my master’s degree in songwriting and production at Berklee School of Music online.
Tell us about your genre, concept, and idea behind your music video and the song.
Jane: Our music is electro-folk-pop.
Elle: The song was really written about heartbreak and longing and how our worlds can still co-exist without the suffering that I think a lot of couples go through. It’s sad but it’s also ok. The video depicts the feeling of freedom but also those yearning and nostalgic emotions of a relationship that once was.
Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
Jane: We both sang and played guitar in pop bands during high school and just as both bands had the potential to be signed by major labels, things went sour.
Tell us about other members of your band, crew, or music video director and how the music video was shot.
Jane: For live shows, we have Kevin Kennedy join us on the electric guitar and Matt Weston on drums. Danny Dunlop filmed and directed the video for ‘Wait’. Since it was in slow motion, we had to film it by singing the song 3x as fast as the original to create the effect!
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience, and your future goal.
Jane: We have been in the music industry for 20 years and have had both positive and negative experiences. We just want to make good music and we’ll see what happens along the way.
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Jane: We often write about life experiences or the experiences of others.
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
Jane: We wish we knew!
Elle: Yeah! Let us know if you find out!
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Jane: We have lots of new music coming your way!
Elle: Oodles! Super excited for our next single called ‘Forgive My Heart’.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Jane: Develop your craft, be patient, don’t expect to make a lot of money making music, be proud of everything you put out into the universe, be prepared for opportunities.