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An exciting musical collaboration, Scarlett Jane is the marriage of the distinctive songs and beautifully haunting voices of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire. Their debut recording, Stranger, captures their strength and vulnerability, with a progressive roots sound that which embodies the raw and candid demeanor of Lucinda Williams, the moody sensuality of Stevie Nicks, and the tender playfulness of Dolly Parton. Both of them are road warriors - Andrea has two previous releases while Cindy has three, two of them in French. This powerful and irrefutable, musical dynamic duo is capping-off a 35 date cross-country tour with their debut performance at Mariposa Folk Festival.
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.scarlettjane.com
The new collaboration of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire: Haunting
voices, distinctive songs.
SCARLETT JANE is one of the most exciting new collaborations in recent
Canadian music - the marriage of the distinctive songs and beautifully haunting
voices of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire.
And now, Stranger, their debut recording, captures their strength and their
vulnerability, and a progressive roots sound which embodies the raw and candid
demeanor of Lucinda Williams, the moody sensuality of Stevie Nicks and Nick
Cave, and the tender playfulness of Dolly Parton.
Both Andrea and Cindy are road warriors. Andrea has two previous releases behind
her, while Cindy has three - two of them in French, which has given her a following
in both French Canada and Europe.
They met several years ago at a tiny Toronto music venue; their solo careers were
starting to move forward, and they shared a passion for prose, poetry, theatrics.
and songs in minor keys. They liked blues and country, old school soul and
The blend of their voices stopped conversations; their musical sensibilities
interweaved seemingly without effort. Soon, they began collaborating as
songwriters, performing on each other’s shows and singing on each other’s
But seemingly endless solo tours - both of them back and forth across Canada,
and Cindy often on the other side of the Atlantic - made it difficult to build the
inevitable duo they had begun to plan - they recall occasional meetings
somewhere in the prairies, brief ‘hellos’ at roadside stops, and occasional
reunions in small Toronto clubs.
Inevitably, the need to write together and sing together became more and more
important. Last fall, at a music industry conference in Niagara Falls, they debuted
Scarlett Jane in front of audiences of festival bookers, agent, managers,
publicists, and their own peers; the response convinced them they were on the
The groundwork laid in small Toronto clubs - perfect public rehearsals as they
honed their songs, their harmonies, their band and their sound - began to pay off.
Making their first major recording was the next logical step, and now Stranger is
Stranger is produced and engineered by one of Canada’s most innovative
producers, Stew Crookes, (Hawksley Workman, 100 Dollars, Doug Paisley, Justin
Rutledge). The CD is a collection of ten alluring stories about longing and
loneliness, about love, loss, and desire.
The songs came together organically over a brief two months in the fall of 2011,
wih Cindy and Andrea writing together at retreats in Mexico and northern Ontario,
and in their shared apartment in downtown Toronto. Result: A rootsy folk/noir
album with enough country-edged rockin’ wailers to keep dancers moving, and
gorgeous ballads and moody set-pieces to satisfy the indie-pop fans.
The singers’ collaborative songwriting, sultry performance style, and full band
arrangements open up windows for the duo on both the indie scene and in
major markets, nationally and internationally.
Scarlett Jane: powerful and irrefutable, musically and dynamically. From the studio
to the stage, this intriguing female duo is geared for great things. Listen for them
on the radio; see them as they set out for a 35-date cross-country tour starting in
May, and ending in early July at the famed Mariposa Folk Festival.
Scarlett Jane: In a word, ready.
Meet Scarlett Jane’s partners
Andrea: She was two records into a solo career when she joined forces to create
Scarlett Jane. She’s the queen of taking music to places you may well have never
heard of; she’s completed (and booked) four major national tours across Canada.
She’s of Italian heritage, a sweet city woman with fire in her heart, embers in her
voice, and a background that includes school teaching (yes, she has her
qualifications), acting in films, and even tap dancing.
Cindy: She calls herself a troubadour and a vagabond. She’s from Timmins,
Northern Ontario, bilingual, and she’s as at home in a Paris bistro as she is
hitchhiking in Cuba, busking in Spain or making her CDs in Nashville. Her voice
can whisper or roar, as the song (and the lyrics) demand. She has three solo
albums, two in French, and she’s toured regularly in French Canada and Europe