Introducing Jane Laws

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.

In July 2016 Jane was very excited to announce the release of "Does it Rhyme?" her first album for ten years. This long awaited album has a distinctly Australian feel with five of the tracks inspired by Jane's experiences travelling around Australia on her motorcycle. Jane's original style will draw you in and make you want to listen to what she's been writing about over the last few years.

The album's title track 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.

Six Hundred Outback Miles

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.

Another of Jane's videos is a maritime song, The Spell of Acrospire IV.

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.

The song "The Spell of Acrospire IV" was written by Jane 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.

Check out the video of motorcycle song "Highway Heaven" that Jane wrote & performed. It was filmed in the Darling Ranges and the Porongurup National Park in West Australia.

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

Don't forget to follow The Adventures of Red, Dog, Devil & Bat. Jane's creative writing follows four unique Aussies touring the country on their Harley-Davidsons.

"The Moods I'm In" was released in November 2004. It contains 15 tracks inspired by everyday life in the modern world. In total, over 59 minutes of music.

In 2003 Jane released the maritime "Songs in the Key of Sea" CD. Jane's Gypsy Traveller CD, was released in December 2000. It was recorded and produced by Pocket Universe. Jane previously released the Seaflight cassette.

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.


Version: 9.27 Updated: 6th June 2018