Hailing from the land of Lord of the Rings, Jordan Reyne's sound is a blend of celtic / pagan vocals, and factory sound rhythms. Described by the UK's BBC as "simply stunning", Reyne's music blends the magical with the dark. Sinead O'connor meets the Wickerman.
One of the most extraordinarily fascinating live shows I have ever seen on stage... one of the best – if not the best – folk performers out there today... she’s spellbinding. (Cat on the Wall, UK)
"Jordan's live shows are nothing short of astounding" (Massey University Press, New Zealand).
Jordan uses two Digitech Harmann Jamman loop machines to sample her own voice in the moment of performance. Open tunings and layers of harmony and rhythm are woven beneath lyrics that are a mixture of folkloric and political. Both her voice and lyrics call on the ancient only to twist it at the throat into something new and "utterly bequiling" (Gig Junkies, UK).
Described by New Zealand's National Radio as the author of a new sound, Jordan is a 3 time Tui Award (New Zealand Grammy) nominee, and has lent her voice to projects from Cafe Del Mar through to Lord of the Rings. A prolific writer and performer, she has seven internationaly acclaimed albums to her credit and has and toured the UK, Poland, Germany and New Zealand.
Jordan's wide appeal and uncategorizable style has led to supports for bands as diverse as Feilds of the Nephilim, New Model Army, White Zombie and the Eden House. Her festival appearances include Glastonbury (UK), The New Zealand International Festival of the Arts (NZ), Wave Gothic Treffen (Germany), The Big Day Out (NZ / Aus), Frankfurt Music Messe (Germany), Soundedit (Poland), Whitby Gothic Weekend and many more.
Jordan grew up on a remote peninsula on New Zealand's west coast, 3 hours drive from the nearest city. She began making music by collecting bits of iron and discarded farm implements, banging them together and singing at the top of her lungs. When her parents could stand it no longer, they bought her a guitar. Her sense of the land, and peoples relationships to machines and nature remain a key part of her work.
Jordan left her homeland for Germany in 2005 and moved on to the UK in 2011. She currently lives in London, touring Europe annually.
Two encores and a standing ovation - she's that good. Jordan is one woman on stage who manages to sound like an entire band, and a great one at that. Jordan mixes the modern with the traditional in a way that is both modest and charming. Dlaczego Nie Gra (Poland) - Reviewed at Club Lykend, Wroclaw.
(Jordan) won me over completely with her smokey, passionate voice and her likeable character. A very special concert, as evidenced by the (fully deserved) standing ovation. One of the weekends highlights. Metal District (Germany) - Reviewed at Circa Theatre.
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Jordan does a great job of tapping into the dark underbelly of English folk, adding a modern yet timeless twist with her use of looppedals to build glorious harmonies. Metal Hammer (UK) - Reviewed at Shepherds Bush Empire, London.
I can't reccommend enough that you check (Jordan) out live. Her music is fantastic, as is reflected in our review of her album. You absolutely must go and see Jordan perform. Daily Steampunk (Germany) - Reviewed at Circa Theatre, Leipzig
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