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This time on Feed the Band we are going far from home. So much so that as you are reading this, our next artist featured is already a day ahead. No, this is not another episode of The Twilight Zone. If you are still confused, let me throw you a few more hints. It is the land of Crocodile Dundee, Jim Craig and kangaroo sausage. Out of the 3, the last is actually a real thing. By now, you should have figured out our next artist here on Feed the Band calls her home Australia.
I mentioned a couple of colorful TV characters. Jayne Denham does not stray too far from our American view of the population who call that small island continent home. She is spunky, has a good story for everything and has just enough sass that you like her more for it. Does that description sound familiar here at home? You thought right! Those qualities make for a great artist in country music. That made Jayne Denham’s recent trip to Nashville feel a little more familiar. However, there are a couple things that make her stand out.
The first thing seems obvious. Jayne Denham is female. By now it’s no surprise the struggle women encounter in the country genre. Well, not only does Jayne Denham shrug that off, but a good majority of her music focuses on another industry that women struggle to be equal to their male counterparts. Many of her songs focus on the trucking industry. So her saucy personality is just the thing to raise awareness about the shortcomings of these two industries.
Her music is a blend of country, rock, diesel and polished chrome. If you don’t believe that, all you have to do is check out her song “Addicted to the Diesel”. That song will make a believer out of you. If that song does not get your adrenaline pumping, you might be dead. I think she may be the only female who has written a song about diesel and that’s pretty impressive. There is also a softer side to her. You can experience that through her latest duet with Troy Kemp “Hung up on You”. It is gooey with warm and playful lyrics. However, I imagine the road will come calling and she will be singing from the cab of chrome covered goodness.
As with all artists, we got to spend a little time with Jayne Denham. We got to ask her some questions about music and the other side of the world. Our recipe for Jayne is one of legend in Australia. We are bringing our spin on Lamingtons to our featured recipe.You will really want to check that out. Let’s get to it. Here is our interview with the beautiful Jayne Denham.
Tell us about your road to country music.
I grew up on Country music, joined a rock band in high school then started writing with some friends and because I loved both it came out a little Country and a little Rock. The rest is History.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Hmmm, well, red is my favorite color. However, I would have to say white, as I am suddenly loving that white is added to fashion right now, but I can still add my Rock edge like I did in my latest video clip, ‘Ladies Lettin’ Loose’.
What are some big differences you have noticed between Americans and Australians?
You all drive on the other side of the road. I sure do have to focus! LOL
What is your biggest fear?
Australian snakes, they are deadly.
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We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow; when writing music, what recipe do you use?
As a writer, my greatest gift is bringing the basic idea and vision to a bunch of very flavored co writers. I throw them the bones and together we come up with a killer soup.
What’s the most interesting thing about you that people may not know?
I love to tell jokes. When I was at school I used to buy joke books and arrive at school with “JOKE OF THE DAY” for most of my classes. Guess I was just a born entertainer who loves a good laugh.
What is your first fond memory of food?
My Mum’s vanilla slice made with pink icing.
If you wrote a song about food, what would it be about?
What does the coming year look like for you?
Full of new releases and a brand new video with some very cool stars featured. All will be revealed.
If you were queen for the day, what would you try to achieve?
Oh dear! I should say world peace, but I would say a big party in the palace with all my friends.
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You recently did a duet with Troy Kemp titled “Hung up on You”. It really has fun vibe. Tell us about it.
We were looking for a song to release as we were planning on a tour together and suddenly from Nashville that song arrived. We knew it was a great song but had no idea it would be the hit in Australia it has become.
You write many songs about trucking. What do you feel makes that industry romantic?
I just love to cheer on people I think are cool and that’s an industry we can’t do without. So if me writing songs to celebrate that or bring attention to how great they are, I feel I have done my job.
What is your favorite trucking song you have written and why is it your favorite?
I would have to say ‘Addicted to the Diesel’. It is just so fun to do live and it’s the song people turn to while driving to keep them awake. It gets their blood pumpin’.
Is there anything else you want your fans at Southern Fellow to know?
You all need to visit Australia. Our food, wine, beer and beaches are top shelf.
That is Jayne Denham everyone. If you see her at a concert, on the street or social media, welcome her to the Southern Fellow family. I don’t need to say it, but I am going to say it anyways. Dust off that playlist and add all of Jayne’s music. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube. Make sure you check out that recipe for Lamingtons. Thank you for tuning in here at Feed the Band. We have more music and recipes coming soon to Southern Fellow. Stay tuned!