About Jayleen Stonehouse
Jayleen has been called a female James Brown with a raspy blues quality to her voice very rarely found. The funk and jazz influences in her music meld a unique and intoxicating sound. Jayleen Stonehouse combines a spectacular blend of original and cover songs to entertain every taste. Born and raised in Edmonton, Jayleen picked up her first guitar at the age of 14. By 15 she had joined her first band honing her talent and by the age of 16 Jayleen was composing her own material. From that moment on, she never looked back. Since that time, Jayleen has played all over the world including Iceland & Greenland and down to the Islands of Vanuatu and New Caladonia in the South Pacific. She has been blessed with the opportunity to play and record with some of Canada’s most renowned musicians in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Jayleen has opened up for the likes of The Commitments, Collin James, Barney Bentall, Doug & The Slugs and Long John Baldry. She was once told personally by Jimmy Page “that she would do and be everything she dreamed of because she is REAL”. Jayleen has an honesty and fortitude in her music that flows out through her live performance as well as her recordings. She is now joined by a stellar line up of some of Vancouver’s best musicians and with the vast experience between these accomplished musicians; a tightly knit group is crafted and they are performing their unique style for engagements locally and internationally. In 2006, JAYLEEN STONEHOUSE released her fourth CD called "Inside Out" that is available through her website at www.jayleen-stonehouse.4t.com as well as through soundclick, sonicbid and CDBaby and is currently working on material for her next recording due to be released in the near future.
" Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away"
The History or Story Behind The Jayleen Stonehouse Site
Well, this site is new, but I have been playing music in and around the Vancouver area since I moved here 15 years ago. Read the "BIO" above and I think it tells most of my history, or at least what can be told! You can stay up to date on what is happening with me, my music and the band by checking out "What's New" and my "Blog" page.
Members of The Jayleen Stonehouse Band:
I have the great pleasure of playing music with some of Vancouvers "Brightest Stars"! Among them are:
James Ennis - on Guitar and Vocals - Popular and always in demand. Look out ladies, he is as good looking as he is talented!
Trevor Andres - on Bass - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=765822268
Jack Guppy - On Drums - http://imdb.com/name/nm0997000/
Various Artists - on Keyboards