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Dorothy-Jane is an Australian singer, songwriter and blues-harp player. Since 1995 she has performed in and fronted numerous Blues, Jazz and Roots acts, released 8 albums and 2 EP’s.
Her lyrics, performance and presence are brave and unpretentious. She is a survivor, willing and able to bare her soul through her music. Dorothy-Jane is driven to use her music as a platform to shed light on dark topics. Her songs draw on her lived experiences – cancer, addictions, mental health, relationships and sexual abuse to name a few.
"Raw emotion, poetry and humour depict her fighting spirit and determination to get on with life through adversity.”
- Phil Birch-Marston, Artsound FM.
“...a singer who's got a voice you'll never forget, and which sounds as classic as any great 20th century female soul-blues singer you could name."
- Andy G - Gee-Force, http://www.bridgefm.org.uk/Bridge FM (UK)
Falling helplessly and hopelessly in love with the humble blues-harp over 20 years ago was the impetus for her to begin performing in public. Influenced by Australian harmonica legend, Jim Conway and US “white bluesman” Charlie Musselwhite, among others. Dorothy Jane has developed her own distinctive style.
“...she makes her harmonica strut like an alley cat!”
- Rory McCartney of BMA Magazine
Currently living with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer has slowed Dorothy-Jane down a bit but hasn’t stopped her releasing a thirteen-track concept album, “The Witness” in early 2020.
Dorothy-Jane has played countless gigs in Australasia playing Blues, Jazz and Folk clubs, house concerts, country halls, fundraisers for breast cancer support, corporate events and private parties.
With over 20 years in the business Dorothy-Jane has a large body of previous recordings available under these pseudonyms - KarismaKatz, DJ Gosper, DeeJay Gosper, Hot Flush Blues Band, Divine Devilles, Dorothy-Jane with Richard Steele, Jeff & Deej – you can find these on most streaming platforms.