Leila Jane embraces the magic of the Delta Blues and combines it with the sweet-sounding tones of 50’s rock’n’roll and country music with a modern twist. Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson and Robert Johnson are among her influences. Her raw and heartfelt lyrics display a deep emotional intelligence rarely found in someone of her youthful years. Following a performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2013 Leila’s voice was described as “somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny” and in 2015 she received the Imelda May Scholarship to study in Dublin at “the UK and Europe’s most connected music college”, BIMM. Here, Leila Jane met her group of band members who later would become ‘The Healers’.
Leila Jane & The Healers are a 5-piece ensemble, taking inspiration from artists such as Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Elvis and Dusty Springfield. Leila is the primary songwriter in the band and together they create a sound which is captivating and emotive. These skilled musicians have a highly exciting and fresh approach to a music that is sweetly reminiscent of a 50’s and 60’s style. Together they have already made headway in the Irish music scene, appearing at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Longitude and were selected by 'The Last Mixed Tape' as one of the “must see acts” at the Body & Soul Festival.