Biography

'One of the most identifiable vocal tones in modern acoustic music’ - String Buzz

A prolific and captivating singer-songwriter, Jaya is notorious for her energetic live shows teeming with audience interaction. Offering a refreshing brew of Edgy-Pop that channels elements of Tracy Chapman and HAIM, Jaya has been making her mark on the European Music scene, creating a buzz in England, The Netherlands and Germany.

Jaya's soaring vocals and dynamic performances have landed her some prestigious shows, including opening for 80's Pop Icon Rick Astley on his Australian Tours in 2012 and 2014, and performing with Australian singer-songwriter Clare Bowditch in 2014.

Born in Australia and raised in the Middle East, Jaya is currently based in London and now performs with bassist/pianist/singer Ronald Maas (NL) and drummer/percussionist Stefano Magini (IT).

JAYA’s 5-track EP, 'Happy With That' was released in Spring 2017; supported by Berlin Based indie label, Waterfall Records. The single, ‘Love Is a Bird’ was featured in notable YouTube Playlists including AlexRainBirdMusic and the EP was described by The Raw Music Blog as ‘Powerful and full of poignancy’.

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‘There is a seductive power in Jaya’s voice, once heard never forgotten’ – Rob’s Raw Music Blog

‘Definitely a band to keep your eye on’ – Unzined 

‘Each lyric was delivered with passion and impact’ – String Buzz Music

‘Jaya is a breath of fresh air in a world that seriously underestimates the potential of Acoustic songwriters’ - Wreckage Radio