Leila Jane comes from both London and Donegal. Her passion for songwriting came to her after listening to the blues artist Robert Johnson. Her music can be both evocative and dreamy and forceful and raw. A hauntingly brilliant bluesy tremolo comes through in her voice when the passion climaxes and can soften again into sweet smoothness. She was described as ''somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny'' after appearing at the Cambridge Folk Festival. She writes engaging and honest songs that demand feeling in an authentically bluesy American way with splashes of soul and rock n roll.