Jane Laws - Singer Songwriter - Folk Roots

Songs in the key of Sea

Wings of Hope is an inspirational song about life's quest to let go of the overwhelming deep-seated psychological fears that stop many of us from achieving our personal goals.

New Single - Wings of Hope

I was asked by author, Wendy Campbell, to write a theme song for her autobiography, "On Aspiring." Over a couple of weeks I immersed myself within the pages of "On Aspiring," and I felt a deep connection to the personal life struggles and achievements detailed in this most honest autobiography. Writing "Wings of Hope" became a spiritual moment for me. It seemed as if the words were given to me and I was only the messenger. It has been a pleasure to write "Wings of Hope" for Wendy and I hope you enjoy this song.
On Aspiring

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Wings of Hope - Reviews

I was delighted to receive a new piece of work from you! Congratulations, it is a lovely and inspirational song indeed, and I like it a lot. . . .
I am so pleased that you continue to create new music, being able to share your latest creation really made my day, thank you so much.
Alan Edwards - Musical Australiana - 103.9 Seymour FM

That is a lovely song...thank you so much.
Pauline Van Buren - Cafe Latte - Fraser Coast Radio 4FCR

On Aspiring
Journey Beyond Courage
Wendy Campbell

On Aspiring

If you are looking for inspiration to tackle a challenge, then look no further than the inspiring true story “On Aspiring: Journey Beyond Courage” by Wendy Campbell.

Songs in the key of Sea

Does it Rhyme?

The Moods Im In

Gypsy Traveller

Songs in the key of Sea
Jane's long awaited collection of maritime songs was released in July 2018 ~ from Jane
"I never really thought I would have enough maritime songs to fill an album, then 2018 arrived and out of the blue I was inspired to write three new songs. All of a sudden my Songs in the Key of Sea album was complete."

Does it Rhyme? (2016)

A very fine piece of work indeed...
Alan Edwards - Musical Australiana - Seymour FM 103.9

Wonderful album...
Dave Anger - Wednesday Night Coffee Morning - 100.3FM 2MCR

The Moods I'm In (2004)

All in all, a great job. You've gone outside the box to deliver this one!...
Erik Kowarski - Pocket Universe

Easy to listen to selection of songs...
Rob Oates - Western Australia Folk Federation

Gypsy Traveller (2000)

Finely crafted the music evokes an image of listening to the artist in an old pub...
Mandurah Mail

You get a feeling of sincerity and a lot of feeling in the songs, they have a life that has been lived...
Rob Oates - Western Australia Folk Federation


Jane on steps

Jane Laws is a singer-songwriter who specialises in building images of characters interacting with each other. The songs take on the personality of the characters portrayed, and one can feel the thoughts and emotions of each personality. Musically the songs take on a soft, intimate folk-ballad style, interspersed with some more up-tempo songs.

Jane records her own compositions and performs occassional gigs. A major focus is songwritting and thus Jane is interested in hearing from any artists that may wish to perform or record her songs. Jane is also interested in making contact with other songwriters.

The 2017 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race saw Wild Oats XI stripped of her record breaking line honours victory because of an infringement, with LDV Comanche, shortly after race start.

To me it seemed important for folks to know how the yacht, Wild Oats XI, felt about the race result.

The ghost will hang around until the race record is broken again; I wonder how many years that will be?

The yacht, Acrospire IV, was designed and built by Charles Peel and launched in 1929. She has an overall length of 54ft and a waterline length of 36ft. The "old girl" has been beautifully restored by her current owner, Gary Martin, Past Commodore of Fremantle Sailing Club.

I wrote "The Spell of Acrospire IV" after sailing aboard her during the 2010 Cockburn Sound Regatta.

Acrospire IV won the Fremantle Harbour Classic yacht race on the 11th November 2012 and the event was captured in this video.

The title track from the album "Does it Rhyme?" began life while I was idly doodling with my guitar and I started to sing “Does it snow in Tokyo? Does it rhyme on Disney time?” For the love of rhyming, these two phrases seemed like so much fun to me, and over the next few weeks I continued to enjoy playing with the lyrics. I watched the song grow into a collection of my life questions, some nonsense, some full of love and hope for this wonderful world we live in, and some full of fear of where we are going and what might happen next.

My life is all about the folks I have met along the way, and I would like to give a very special thank you to my friend and award winning film maker, Howard Moses, for mentoring me during the creation of this music video. Howard’s creative suggestions regarding the content for this song, full of whimsical and thought provoking life questions, and for his tips and techniques on film making, have been invaluable.

One of the most enjoyable experiences of my life have been the long days I have spent on the open road on my motorcycle. The idea for this song came to me when riding between Barkley Station and Daly Waters in the Northern Territory. By the time I arrived at the camp site, the tune and the first verse were set in stone. Over the next few weeks I had the pleasure of musing with the lyrics while I enjoyed riding the roads of the Northern Territory and listening and learning about Aboriginal Culture and Country.

Check out my motorcycle song "Highway Heaven." It was filmed in the Darling Ranges and the Porongurup National Park in West Australia.

My Yamaha Vstar 650 motorcycle is the star in the song. I rode the Vstar across the Nullarbor three times to tour the east coast of Australia & Tasmania.

Version: 10.11 Updated: 9th April 2019