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Jane Walker is a singer and songwriter based in Sydney, Australia. Her album “Walk Gently,” with its anthemic song ‘Walk Gently on the Earth’, is a soulful dive into the deep and the single has tellingly been used by Ocean Recovery Alliance for its promotional videos. “With warm delicate grooves, Jane’s songs speak in the spirit of the soul – definitely one not to miss!” Claire Scobie The Telegraph (UK).

Walker has since become an ambassador for Ocean Recovery Alliance, which specifically aims to reduce plastic pollution in oceans, rivers and waterways and 10% of profits from the song are donated to the cause.

For the single ‘Ancient Land’, Walker collaborated with Indigenous Australian hip-hop group Street Warriors and the open prayer for unity they create hears both Walker and the band’s rapper, Predator sharing about the issue from different perspectives.

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In 2014, ‘Ancient Land’ was selected as runner up in Best Original Song category at Reconciliation Australia’s Sing Loud! Competition judged by Geoffrey ‘Gurrumul’ Yunupingu and Delta Goodrem.  Aden Ridgeway, the NSW Reconciliation Ambassador describes it: “The song Ancient Land gives a gentle but powerful message whose time has finally come.”

The album “Walk Gently” was produced by Steve James, co-produced by Barbara Griffin and Walker, mixed by James and David Hemming, with contributors including Chris Difford, Adam Levy, Steve Hillier, Bobby Flynn, James Cruickshank, Hamish Stuart, James Haselwood, Jess Ciampa, Tania Bowra, Warwick Scott, Miles Thomas, Billy Field, Dwaipayana, Stu Hunter and other talented musicians, as well as Sanskrit chanters (in Walk Gently on The Earth).  

View Album Credits of ‘Walk Gently’.

Walker is trained in classical and jazz disciplines from the NSW Conservatorium of Music. She sang for two years with Sydney’s a cappella outfit The Café of the Gates of Salvation, and then travelled to Africa and made her first recordings with the legendary Thomas Mapfumo’s band, The Blacks Unlimited, in Zimbabwe.

London came next. While performing at the 12 Bar Club in Soho by night and working as a waitress by day in the financial City district, Walker wrote one of her first songs, ‘Threadneedle Street’, about the cold atmosphere of greed and self-interest she encountered there. Produced by UK DJ-composer Pete Lazonby, the track (aka ‘Only Love Will Lift Us Up’) was chosen for the compilation album, “Foundations: Coming up from the Streets,” alongside tracks by Massive Attack and Radiohead.

“‘Threadneedle Street’ was written at a special moment in time. I was house mates with fashion photographer Juergen Teller living in his Portobello warehouse, soaking up London’s creativity and learning from some talented musicians around me in the music scene – and although I was intimidated, it helped forge an inner confidence that I appreciate now,” Walker says.  

Walker has performed at various festivals and venues including LeadBelly, Sydney; Lizotte’s in Newcastle; The Dreaming Festival, World Youth Day; 12 Bar Club and Subterrania in London. She is currently songwriting and collaborating on recordings for her second album.  

Press & Media

With warm, delicate grooves and heart-felt lyrics Jane slips effortlessly across influences of jazz, electronica and classical to create a style all her own. Her songs speak in the hidden language of the soul – definitely one not to miss.

Claire Scobie

The Daily Telegraph, UK

Jane Walker’s song ‘Ancient Land’ featuring Predator from Aboriginal hip hop act, Street Warriors is wonderful… Jane tackles environmental and social issues -another of her songs, ‘Walk Gently On The Earth’ is accompanied by a very moving video with shocking images of plastic pollution.

Jim Gellatly

Amazing Radio, UK

What a talented lass Jane Walker is – a voice from the heavens and a gift for developing melodic themes into songs that stick in the mind…Dig it! 
Zolton Zavos

Tharunka Magazine

If the Poms Love Her, Why Can’t We?’ Jane Walker’s music has featured in UK compilations alongside Massive Attack and Radiohead and she’s collaborated with Squeeze’s Chris Difford.

Karina Dunger

mX

One of this city’s finest emerging acts.
Michael Smith

Drum Media/The Music

Ethereal Ballads!

Bruce Elder

Sydney Morning Herald

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