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Genres You Will Love
Pop: Piano Moods: Mood: Fun Pop: Pop/Rock

By Location
CANADA - Ontario

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Janet D. Whiteway

"If you ever want to test out your self-control, come to a Janet Whiteway gig, and see how long you last before you start singing, or dancing, or both. At the very least you’ll end up grinning like a cat, because this is the cream of musical performance, which, when coupled with her delightfully whimsical take on life, makes her and her band a little known Toronto delight.

If you haven’t heard her perform Jolene, you’ve only half lived.

But don't let the campiness and fun mislead you: it's not an exaggeration to say that for Janet, music is the fulcrum of a life loaded with talent. Or perhaps burdened - listen to 'Autumn' on Pure Sunshine (her CD) and hear the wrenching honesty of goals partially attained. Or 'Broken Vows', gorgeous and somber, ancient and Irish, but tuned up for our ears.

Her CD - eclectic, soulful, funky - instantly grabs your attention, but rewards careful listening. Her live performances - the same, flexibility and professionalism are clearly the basis of her work.
It's tempting not to share, but it wouldn’t be right.
Come. Listen. Watch for yourselves. Dance and sing…for the whole room."

"Janet’s charming and eclectic style is a heady cocktail. Blending chamber pop, jazz, and a dash of gospel, Janet’s songs live where Saturday night meets Sunday morning, and anything can happen.

Janet loves the kind of artfully turned lyrics and surprising, yet hooky, melodies of singer songwriters such as Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, and Joni Mitchell.

In performance, the soulful sounds of gospel shine through Janet’s music."
Nora Young, CBC broadcaster

I spend a lot of time behind the piano, working on my cover tunes and original music, and that paid off when I won the RightOutTVMusic&Video Award in the "Best Song So Far" category for 'Pure Sunshine', the title track of my first CD.

I'm a consummate and busy performer, currently, in addition to recording my second CD "Love IS Hope", I am the keyboardist/vocalist with Grace (
singer/keyboardist with the Coe Hill Girls ),
keyboardist with I Will Be King (Bowie Tribute), keyboardist/singer/arranger for Bless Your Purple Heart (a Tribute to Prince), keyboardist/singer with Ricochet (80's cover band) and with Joyride (guilty pleasures and other covers!)