Glennie was delighted to hear that Pepper Jane (known at School as Jacqueline Evans GOG 2001) will be performing at the ‘Day on the Plain’ to be held at Jimbour House on Saturday, 4 May.
Pepper Jane kindly touched base with us this week to share details about her Glennie journey and current achievements.
Raised free range on the Darling Downs, I was singing from a young age, in churches, choirs, musicals, showers, on push bikes and a tree stump at the bus stop.
During high school, I sang in the Performance Choir and timidly played the third violin in the Orchestra. Choir rehearsals and a few tips during school musical productions, both under the direction of Ms Janette Kelly, make up most of my vocal training so far. (Jacci played Andrew Courtney in ‘Seven Little Australians’.)
Around age 14, I learned some guitar chords - penning a few tales of woe and misdirection in Dowson boarding house and on the verandah at home.
While attending my first Woodford Folk Festival (New Year’s Eve week 2013-14) I was reminded that music was my earliest and perhaps most true calling, and quit all three of my jobs (now a qualified agronomist) to pursue this one.
Career highlights include opening for Renee Geyer, Toowoomba’s Mayoral Christmas Carols, playing the Fanzone stage at Tamworth, three Festival of Small Halls shows and Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival. This May, I will play my biggest show yet supporting Jon Stevens, John Paul Young, Ross Wilson, Deni Hines and Pseudo Echo.
Congratulations Pepper Jane and all the best with your gig in May. We look forward to following your progress.
To see the projects Pepper is working on and to watch the video for her single 'Keys' visit: https://linktr.ee/pepperjanehq