Whiskey Jane is Rock 'n Roll in a cowboy hat!!
Formed in the spring of 2006 in Vancouver, BC, this high energy/big attitude band has quickly become a fixture in the West Coast country scene. With influences ranging from Gretchen Wilson and Sugarland to Big and Rich and Aerosmith, Whiskey Jane brings a fresh and exciting approach to New Country.
After only a few months, Whiskey Jane was, and still is, in demand in all the A-List venues in British Columbia and Alberta.
“Whiskey Jane is one of the best new, young country bands in the Lower Mainland. The energy of the band is infectious - everyone is on their feet by the end of a Whiskey Jane show! This band is going places.. Keep an eye on them! You’ll be seeing a lot of Whiskey Jane in the future!” Don Buchanan (President, Notable Entertainment)
Featuring Natalye Vivian and Amber Locker sharing lead vocals, Kirby Kaye (Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin, keys, vocals), Donny Ducharme (bass) and Rafe Haines (drums, vocals); the group combined their experience and talent to produce the Whiskey Jane sound. WJ finished recording their debut album "Things Left Unsaid" in January, 2009 at Topspinn Studios (Vancouver, BC) produced by Kirby Kaye with mix and overdubs done at Hipposonic Studios with John Webster. Their debut single "Summertime" reached #23 on the top 30 in their hometown of Vancouver, and hit #83 on the Canadian top 200. "Music City" reached #57 on the Canadian Country Charts. Not too bad for an Indie band!
In March of 2009, Kirby Kaye and Natalye Vivian were invited to do some writing for Canadian Idol 1st runner-up, Jaydee Bixby. The result was a song called “Hard to love you” featured on Jaydee’s top 10 debut, “Guitars and Cadillac’s”, produced by John Webster and Bill Buckingham.
Whiskey Jane's third release "Rodeo Girl" was selected to be played on the new documentary "Hell on Hooves" which airs on RUSH HD, an Extreme HD channel with just over a million subscribers.
Some of the highlights include opening for Terri Clark at the Cloverdale Rodeo, Merrit Mountain Music Festival and headlining Lethbridge Exhibition as well as Peachfest in Penticton. The band was selected to perform for the "New Artist Showcase" at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards in Vancouver, and nominated for "Group of the Year" at the British Columbia Music Awards held at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. Whiskey Jane performed at the BC Lions half time show at BC Place stadium and played in front of thousands at the Richmond O-Zone Olympic site during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Whiskey Jane's debut album "Things Left Unsaid" was recently nominated for "Country Recording of the Year" at the Western Canadian Music Awards held in Kelowna, BC.
Whiskey Jane’s live show is a Must See. Big Vocals, Big Guitars, Big Drums with high energy to Burn!
Their Album “Things Left Unsaid” reflects the band perfectly. Great song writing and hooks, awesome Vocals and goes from traditional country to flat-out Rockin” New Country!