Jade was born on 1 October 1997 in Hexham, Northumberland, but as an “army brat”, she moved between the UK, Germany and America. Her parents divorced when she was 12 and Jade was raised mainly by her mother and grandmother in Bridgend, South Wales. She first got into performing in pubs around Wales, before landing a place at the famous “Brit School” in Croydon.
Jade recorded a demo in her own bathroom, which landed her a management deal. She recorded her first EP, Something American, in Woodstock, New York State, with Simone Felice. After making a splash with a live YouTube performance of the song Madeline, she was signed to the Glassnote label, home of Mumford And Sons and CHVRCHES. Jade has supported First Aid Kit and Son Little on their recent tours.
Jade has been compared to singers like Alanis Morrisette, Patti Smith and even country music legend Loretta Lynn, but she counts Mazzy Star, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and American duo Civil Wars as huge influences on her music.
Jade’s music owes a healthy debt to classic Americana and folk, with a dose of indie pop. If you like First Aid Kit and Lucy Rose, try Jade’s Something American EP.