A holy hush so prevails a room at the first haunting notes sung by Vancouver’s Jenny Banai. Her voice has been described as “explosively fluid”, and her performances, “utterly captivating”. “A remarkably talented singer. Her voice is agile and expressive, with uncommon power and control” (Radio Host and Hip Hop Artist, Shad). Jenny is well versed in classical voice and violin, yet performs live on electric guitar. She stuns audiences with her intriguing songs and her charming unpretentious presentation, bringing a unique vision to the creation of powerful progressive pop.
Her self-released 2015 debut album Flowering Head created a buzz leading to three cross-Canada tours (one of which she sold out of merchandise opening and performing with Nettwerk artist Jon Bryant on his 2016 Canadian tour). That same year Jenny’s song Boars was featured on the second season of the popular web series The Drive and she also collaborated with an assortment of artists on a documentary, featured on Global News, called Where We Come Home.
May 2018 saw her showcasing at CMW to a packed-out Cameron House in Toronto, followed by a successful tour through Ontario/Quebec. Summer 2018 saw her performing at festivals around BC including Tiny Lights Festival, Khatsalano, Westward Fest, Car Free Day and most recently showcasing at Northern Exposure Conference. She is currently recording her 2nd full length album Couch Walker at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver working with producers Scott Currie (Kuri) and John Raham (Destroyer, The Belle Game, Frazey Ford).The album is scheduled for release Spring 2019.
Listen to and follow Jenny Banai on Spotify.
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