Electronic Press Kit
"A remarkably talented singer. Her voice is agile and expressive, with uncommon power and control.
I’ve watched her stun audiences in clubs and living rooms—including my own!—with her intriguing songs and her charming, unpretentious presentation." (Radio Host and Hip Hop Artist, Shad)
“When the music began and the first verse was sung, the crowd seemed as utterly captivated as I was. Jenny Banai’s explosively fluid voice paired with the meaningful lyrics and playful melodies facilitated by the band was enough to make me momentarily forget that this was only the first band of the night” (Noelle Kathleen Jones)
A holy hush so prevails a room at the first haunting notes sung by Vancouver’s songstress Jenny Banai. Her voice has been described as ‘explosively fluid’, and her performances, ‘utterly captivating’. Armed with classical training on both voice and violin, Jenny performs live on electric guitar and brings a unique vision to the creation of powerful progressive pop music in a style which can be compared to Patrick Watson, Feist and Andy Shauf.
Her self-released 2015 debut album ‘Flowering Head’ created a buzz leading to four cross Canada tours, including opening for and performing with Nettwerk artist Jon Bryant on his 2016 Canadian tour. That same year she collaborated on a documentary short film, featured on Global News, called 'Where We Come Home' and early 2017 Jenny’s song ‘Boars’ was featured on the second season of ‘the Drive’. Her album has also received substantial radio support from college and indie radio across Canada.
Jenny Banai’s musical talent has won the support of CBC’s Michael Juk, and former CBC host of Q and Juno Award winning hip-hop artist Shad. After drawing the attention of her current managers Trish Klein (Hidden City, The Be Good Tanyas) and Mandy Wheelwright (Frazey Ford, The Be Good Tanyas, Twin Bandit) she was subsequently introduced to Aaron Schubert of Paquin, who is also keen to represent her for future bookings through Paquin Agency.
Her showcase performance at this year’s CMW in May 2018 and following Ontario/Quebec tour, combined with an awareness campaign orchestrated by her management team have gleaned for Jenny Banai the interest and attention of label personnel including Justin West at Secret City, Mark Jowat of Nettwerk, Chris Swanson of Secretly Canadian, Graham Stairs of Pop Guru as well as others.
Jenny Banai has a unique voice and musical vision, she is an artist who is on the cusp of a prolific music career. Since receiving support from FACTOR in the Artist Development category this February, she has recorded two new songs and laid the groundwork to begin production on a full length album scheduled for completion this Fall, 2018.
Andy Shauf, Patrick Watson, Josh Garrels, Garth Stevenson,