I Live My Life
This CD contains ear candy, WARNING the sound reproduction on your computer will not do this CD justice. Hello ! CD Baby fans : My name is Marla Jane, thanks for listing.I am proud to offer you this unique and diverce CD . Recorded at Kensigton Sound and Metal Works Studios. I have not always been a singer / song writer, as you will hear more about should you have the time to read this Bio. All I can say is better late than never. Many of you reading this are also musicians and some of you dream of being one.I hope my storey will inspire those of you with hidden talents, to follow your dream. And remember in the words of Sting at this years 2004 billboard awards Music heals and restores your soul, it doesn't matter if you play for 10 people or 10,000 It doesn't matter if you sell 10 CDS or 10,000 Never stop making music. Music is it's own reward. Although many artists say their music is unique, saying and being are to very different things. I know my music is unique. I have sold over 1000, copies, and my fans repeatedly tell me they love the variety offered, each song has it's own sound. Many fan letters have expressed their love for their favourite tunes. I can not boast of a long standing career in the music industry. But the passion was always there.At a very young age I dreamed of singing. Music doesn't run in my family. Neither the opportunity nor the encouragement was there. Own your own business was the message. As an entrepreneur I have many endeavours to my credit. Sadly though, through out my life I have passed up many opportunities to sing, mostly because at the time it always felt like taking the focus off of my business endeavour would be irresponsible and some how foolish. Also I was painfully shy. But as fate would have it, music would some how find it's way into my life, And the result is my first CD; I LIVE MY LIFE. All songs music and lyrics were composed by me, Marla Jane. How I got to this point some people think warrants a book. It would be an interesting account of life's ups and downs. A conformation of what God can and does do to make us grow and to eventually live up to his expectations and ones potential. I am grateful to God for the many people he has positioned in helping to make my dream come true. One in particular is Bob Britina, raidio anouncer for CHML 900 in Hamilton Ont. Canada. Bob would invite me to sing my songs live on his morning show. He is the one who suggested I record. Then there is Mrs. Dorothy Zengo who coached me in singing and who encouraged me to audition for a theatre group, resulting in my performing in Sound Of Music and Fiddler On The Roof at Hamilton Place, a world renowned stage for the performing arts. After the completion of the CD it was time to get some professional criticism. RPM magazines Walter Greilis reviewed the CD in one of their issues, he had lots to say. In short RPM loved the music. He strongly stated he felt the music had the dept to cross over on the charts to many Genres of music. This is a compilation of Country Rock, New Country, Traditional Country, Pop and a touch of blues. At the Pickle Barrel restaurant in down town Toronto, Ont. Canada, the staff loved the CD so much they would play it in it's entirety in stead of rotating the songs between other artist, what a wonderful compliment. At HMV the CD was on the listening post between Shinia Twain and Leeann Rymes and it was making it's share of sales. At a Song writing association event at Humber College a panel of judges including A&R rep Brian Heather listened to about 30 seconds of Even Broken Hearts Mend. The opinion was unanimous Brian said great hook! I think you have a hit here, you need to go to Nashville. Since then I have not ventured to Nashville Tenn. But I did make it to Nashville North here in Canada in George Town Ont. Where I had my CD release party. Shortly there after personal challenges would render me unable to continue selling or promoting my CD. It has been three years since that time and a lot has happened my life has taken a 360 back to the music and I'm raring to go. About the musicians; Where to begin, they are all amazing. All world class. So let me start with them in order as they appear on the CD jacket. Yorn Anderson is the pricutionest he has an impressive career. Jorn has recorded and toured with Alana Myles for 5 years. He also performed with Ann Murray for 3 years. Last I herd, Jorn was touring with David Wilcox. Mr. Anderson's expertise is evident through out the CD, he co-produced the bed tracks. I especially like his influence during the opening of Finely Giving Up On You. It's just me and Jorn, then Bam! The whole band joins in. It's Great! Kim Deschamps ; Is also a seasoned musician, having recorded and toured with Blue Rodeo for many years. All I can say is wow! What a talent, Kim is herd through out the CD embellishing the music playing steel pedle, slide, acoustic, ovation, mandolin, and he kicks butt on stratocaster. Totally adding to the diversity of the CD. Vezi Tayyab; Vesi is one of those amazing entrepreneurs, He is the owner of Kensington Sound in Toronto Ont. Vezi is an incredible musician. Vesi's energy is through out the music as he plays B3, piano, guitar, and Tamborine. In 2000 Vesi released his first Album on CD titled Army Of Angels. Music and lyrics by Vesi Tayyeb. It is a feel good CD warm and inspiring heart felt and in sight full. I love it! Jesse O'Brian; Jesse is a refreshing young pianist. His abilities are limitless from Bach to rock Jesse can play it all. He has performed with the legendary Ronnie Hawkins Band, a major accomplishment for one so young. Dan Howlett; Dan is a violinists / Fiddler, he has played music with the Good Brothers and is up for hire through Metal Works Studios in Miss.Ont. If you need a Fiddler, call Dan Howlett. Dan is spontaneous and energetic, he really shines in the song Dr.Jeckel Mr. Hide. Brian Griffith; Brian is a tall and handsome rendition of Jimmy Hendrix, his guitar skills are totally natural and fluid his amazing lead ability is second to none. He is featured in one of my favourite songs on this CD: You've Got To Dance. Brian is heard on Willie Nelson's 1998 CD. Brian toured that year with Mr. Nelson, Cheryl Crow, and Emie Lou Harris . A tough act to follow. But shortly after Brian had a guest appearance on The David Letterman Show. I am very grateful to have these extortionary Artists accompany me on my first Album. There are few words to express how blessed I felt in their presents. I sincerely hope you will enjoy your new CD. PS: There are other Artists not mentioned in the Bio on the CD for more information on Liz Tilde, Yohanna Vanderkley Robin Lajoie or Robert Hebert you can E: mail me .