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NAKED JANE is Ottawa's newest and most eclectic Americana cover band. Want to dance? Party? Have fun? We play well-loved songs ranging from Elvis Presley to the Decemberists - and we make sure our audience has a great time! "Americana - Canadian style!" is how we describe our brand of music.
It's been long long road. After 3 years as indie rockers, the members of the former Kinnexa Cross band were at a crossroads; we had won or been finalists in a number of rock competitions, sold about 500 copies of the first CD, and played everywhere they could, but we were working insanely hard and going nowhere. With the sudden departure of our lead guitarist, Mark Paré (rhythm guitar) stepped up to lead and brought his own uniquely spare, rootsy, rhythmic sound to the band’s guitar-driven music. We found ourselves pulled in a new direction towards a less aggressive sound and towards original music that had wide appeal and was perfectly suited to Kinnexa’s vocal style.
With the style and sound change, came a name and brand change as well: Northlander was reasonably successful, released an EP and achieved #1 ranking on the Reverbnation global chart for a period of time. We still write and play original music, but NAKED JANE is where we let our hair down and have a little fun - doing covers the NAKED JANE way!