About Jane Weaver
Jane Louise Weaver is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She runs the record label Bird. Weaver has performed as part of the Britpop group Kill Laura, the folktronica project Misty Dixon, and as a solo artist. She was brought up in the town of Widnes, Cheshire.
Kill Laura began when Weaver was in sixth form college. Between 1993 and 1996 Kill Laura released five singles, two on Polydor and three on the Manchester Records label run by Rob Gretton, owner of The Haçienda and manager of New Order. Kill Laura disbanded in 1997.
Weaver formed Misty Dixon in 2002. The band originally consisted of Weaver, Anna Greenwood, Dave Tyack and Sam Yates. Misty Dixon released several singles, and one album, Iced To Mode . However, the release of the album was shrouded in tragedy following the disappearance of Tyack in August 2002. Misty Dixon split up in 2004.
Weaver's solo career began shortly after the demise of Kill Laura. She recorded an album for Manchester records in 1998, Supersister, but it was left unreleased following the death of Gretton in May 1999. A single, 'Everyone Knows Everyone Else', recorded in collaboration with Doves and Andy Votel, was released from the Supersister sessions.
Weaver continued her solo career alongside Misty Dixon. Following a number of singles Weaver's first album, Like An Aspen Leaf, was released in 2002. It featured contributions from Andy Votel, Dave Tyack, Rick Tomlinson , Sam Yates, Naomi Hart and two members of Elbow, Craig Potter and Richard Jupp.
Her second album, Seven Day Smile was a collection of home recordings and material from the Supersister era. By the time of her third album, Cherlokalate , Weaver was exploring more psychedelic folk and Americana influences. The NME review of Cherlokalate declared that "Jane Weaver is the sound of Cat Power if she'd grown up next door to Oasis, stealing their Beatles records and outshining them at the school Christmas concert".
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