jade Robinson

jade Robinson

Hi, my name is Jade Robinson and I'm a 22 year old Perth Girl. I have been surrounded by music all my life and singing comes as easy as breathing. While people were putting their babies to sleep with soothing mellow sounds my parents had me tuned into FM radio where i heard the greats Journey & John Farnham. My Mum and Dad even have a juke box that plays old 45 records so I was always listening and singing along to songs like ‘Little Green Bag’ “Janie’s Got A Gun” and "Love Me Do". At age 8 I was writing songs and singing behind closed doors. I would never let people see me sing. What i didn't know was that every time i shut the door, whoever was in the house would be standing on the other side listening in. My first public performance was when i was 9 where my Mum begged me to sing karaoke to Tina Arena’s song ‘Burn’ at a big party in the back yard. When I was 11yrs old I joined a cover band as a singer alongside Allira Wilson. “D-Raile” performed live on Telethon in 2000 and from then on my love of singing overcame my nerves as the band began getting bookings for most weekends. There were six members in D-raile, Allira and I up front & four musicians. We were aged from only 10 to 13 years. We were kept very busy employed by most of the City Councils and Charity groups. My favourite gigs were the ones in country towns. The other kids loved us because they only really got to hear the top 40 hits on the radio. When i was 12 I got on Telethon again performing a live acoustic version of ‘Weir’ by Killing Heidi. I was very lucky because i got an amazing response from the panel and even phone calls from local producers. When I was 14 I was lucky to meet and work in a studio with “Baby Animals” bass player Eddie Parise. He gave me an insight into the music industry and I learnt some valuable tips from him that i carry with me to this day. When i was 15 i met up with brothers Daniel & Matt James who had a three piece band called Mattitude. Daniel was tutored by legendary blues guitatrist, John Meyer, and after he heard me sing he suggested they ask me to join up. He really encouraged us to work on original songs so we got writing. I was really eager to write and play original my music so I left D-raile and “The Mirrors” were formed. Daniel, John and I worked together every week writing & recording in his studio. The band performed at several open mike nights and other gigs however it was difficult to get regular work because we were all stil