ABOUT JASMINE RAE
“Being real is a superpower. It’s what heals us together.”
That is the mantra of Jasmine Rae… the three-time ARIA nominated and multi-award winning vocalist, brutally honest songwriter and electrifying live performer. She’s been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as a "pocket-sized powerhouse." While multiple ARIA winning singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson says Jasmine Rae is "one of the best singers in any genre."Along with her ARIA Award nominations for her albums If I Want To, Listen Here and Look It Up, Jasmine is the only female solo artist to ever win the prestigious CMC Oz Artist of the Year award, as voted by Australian music fans.
Jasmine also won the inaugural CMC Female Oz Artist of the Year award and is a nine-time Golden Guitar finalist - with her most recent nominations being at the 2016 Golden Guitar Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for 'Heartbeat'.
She has also been recognized internationally, winning the CMA Jeff Walker Global Artist of the Year award and being named as a grand finalist in the 2016 International Songwriting Awards.
“I simply have to write music. It’s always been my way of thinking out loud and figuring things out. Writing and performing allows me express those feelings… to be dramatic… be loud or be fragile… be emotional… be repetitive and be real,” says Jasmine Rae.
Jasmine has also recorded chart topping songs with US stars Joe Nichols and Kellie Pickler, as well as opening national arena tours for GRAMMY winners Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson. In 2018 she also toured across Australia with US Country star Granger Smith.
Jasmine has performed on several occasions on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show, has appeared on ABC Television program Spicks & Specks and Channel Ten’s Late News and has also performed on nationally televised events such as Channel Nine’s Carols By Candlelight and the State Of Origin, where she performed to over 3.5 million television viewers. She has also performed in support of organizations such as the McGrath Foundation, Variety Australia, Ronald McDonald House, the Steve Waugh Foundation and Tour de Force in East Timor (Timor-Leste).
“For me, performing live is shared experience… between us on stage and the audience, who we are on a journey with. We’re all in it together. An energy is created that can’t be felt anywhere else… other than in that moment… in that room,” says Jasmine Rae.
Locally, Jasmine has ten #1 Australian Country singles and music videos to her credit, including the title track of her most recently critically acclaimed album Heartbeat(produced by the GRAMMY winning Luke Wooten) and the album’s stunning second single ‘When I Found You’ – which has been streamed over six million times.
The release of her new single ‘Right Now’ in April 2019 – produced by Lindsey Jackson (Jessica Mauboy, Tori Kelly, The McClymonts) and co-written with James Draper and Jordan Brady from emerging Australian duo Winterbourne - has been a while coming. Jasmine opened up to fans on her personal struggles in the lead-up to the release of the single.
“There were so many times I said I didn’t want to record new music. So much writing and music was coming out of me, but I wasn’t impressed by it. I wasn’t impressed by many things at all,”Jasmine said.
“I got sucked into unhealthy comparison. I listened to work done by others. Lots of songs, lots of stories. Something new all the time. Trying to keep on top of what is trending became suffocating. My writing was real, it was raw, but so what? Just because it’s real, doesn’t mean it needs to be shown.”
“[But] then I realized that being real is a superpower. It’s what heals us together. Sharing and reaching out changes our brain chemistry and we don’t feel so alone. That made sense to me. So I knew I just had to keep bleeding it out,”Jasmine said.
“I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to share new music with you, because as much as I am scared stiff, making it has helped me, challenged me and changed me. I invite you to come with me… Right Now!”
In terms of the song itself, Jasmine says “There’s no “right way” to live your best life. But if there’s a “right time” it’s Right Now! When you listen to this song, I hope you feel inspired, understood and like a moment is being shared… Right Now!”
Jasmine Rae will release several new songs in 2019, with a full album release planned for early 2020.
Of the upcoming music, Jasmine says, “Each album is always about the songs and the lyrics, the human story that connects us. That always front and centre for me every time. This time I sat and developed the ideas musically on my own using loops and beats in GarageBand a little more before bringing them out to collaborate. So some of the songs feel like they’ve been plucked straight from my dreamy sub conscious because I worked on them more.. usually at 4am :)”
Jasmine Rae’s new single ‘Right Now’ is released on April 18, 2019 via ABC Music/Universal Music Australia.
HEARTBEAT ALBUM REVIEWS
“I'm a big believer that there is no such thing as perfection, but this comes pretty damn close!" - The AU Review READ FULL REVIEW
“Thee soul of Bonnie Raitt combined with the sass of Miranda Lambert coupled with the spark of Taylor Swift… Heartbeat cements her place as a mature singer-songwriter.” - Capital News Magazine
“[Heartbeat] should hopefully get a few more people to stand up and listen to this globally rising star.” - Renowned For Sound
“ ..Full of great songwriting… she has real heart” - TheMusic.com.au READ FULL REVIEW
LIVE SHOW REVIEWS
"Rae was able to hold the audience captive throughout her entire performance … she is a pocket-sized powerhouse.”
– Sydney Morning Herald READ FULL REVIEW
“This is the first time we’ve caught Jasmine live “wow, wow, wow”, to say we were blown away would be an understatement. Jasmine on stage is engaging, packed full of energy with a power, range and passion.” – Newcastle Live READ FULL REVIEW
“When I decide which show I want to get involved with I have to give it a lot of thought… Jasmine Rae's concert last night is how it looks when it's done right.” – Brian “Frog” Harris, Songland Canberra
“There's so much to like about this talented singer-songwriter from Melbourne. Her voice is magic - clear and deep. She can pick up a guitar and hold an audience on her own. She projects honesty and warmth - there's no "bad girl" trying to get out of her soul.” - Newcastle Herald