From the inner suburbs of Melbourne,
Jordie Lane commenced his musical career at the tender age of four when his father brought home a ukulele. By the time he was nine he had moved to electric guitar, and formed his first band before finishing primary school.
But it’s this last year that has really seen Jordie rise to prominence being noted as one of Australia’s finest young singer-songwriters by press and audiences alike.
With the release of his debut album “Sleeping patterns” came national radio airplay and a sold out tour, Television appearances and also a sold out season at The Famous Spiegeltent. He’s also shared the stage with Loudon Wainwright lll, Gotye, Kate Miller-Heidke, Tex Perkins, Tim Rogers, Tony Joe White, Jeff Lang and Clare Bowditch and played some of the country’s premier festivals such as Port fairy, Queenscliff, and Falls Festival.
His unique finger-style guitar and blues harmonica accompany his commanding voice. “strong and beautiful, capable of gravelly rawness, heart-tugging howls and a melancholic sweetness” , Jordie’s love for American folk, blues and country music such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Gillian Welch are evident in his sound. But he’s not trying to re-hash anything. He’s telling his stories, about his experiences. And he does so with a remarkable sense of clarity and awareness considering he is only 24 years old.
“Jordie Lane’s debut album may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist. Displaying the soulful tenderness of Ron Sexsmith and Ray LaMontagne, and imbuing it with a fine appreciation of American country and folk, Sleeping Patterns is a rare treat”.
Rolling Stone, August 09
“Jordie Lane confirms his reputation as one of this country’s brightest new roots music stars”.
Rhythms Magazine, June 09
“One of the most assured debut albums by a Melbourne singer-songwriter in recent memory, Jordie Lane’s songwriting and voice are underpinned by a maturity that bellies his age.”
THE AGE, June 09
“Young man, old soul. Jordie Lane is in his early 20s, but he sounds like an old-school troubadour, a man with a million stories to tell”
M.A.G – 4 stars