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For Jane Bom-Bane’s Songbook, the new double album produced by Nick Pynn, see:

“Utterly refreshing – unlike anything I’ve ever seen or heard before” Dave Gorman

“The best show I saw in the Edinburgh Fringe this year (2012)” Stewart Lee

‘Remarkable’  Argus

Jane Bom-Bane plays after food/drinks at the cafe on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays if you ask her to, often with Eliza Skelton. Sometimes they will play an official full length show with hats ‘n’ all.

Jane also sings with madrigal trio, The Silver Swans: the other two are the fabulous Eliza Skelton and Emma Kilbeysilverswans1

Jane Bom-Bane performs original songs and poetry to the accompaniment of harmoniums and mechanical hats. She has played at arts centres and festivals up, down and outside the country, worked with Nick Pynn, Kate Daisy Grant, Linda Thompson, David Thomas (Pere Ubu), Jerry Dammers and John Bradbury (Specials), Rich Hall, Stewart Lee, Mike Heron (Incredible String Band) and David Cunningham (Flying Lizards), appeared solo on Channel 4, BBC 2, STV, Russian State TV, Sky TV, Sky International, Radio 1,2,3,4 & 5Live, Radio Scotland and written music for Steve Hawley’s film ‘The Man from Porloch’ previewed at the NFT. She has won two awards from the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, and produced three solo albums and a palindromic collaboration in 2002 with Nick Pynn – ‘Rotator’. In May 2022, she released Jane Bom-Bane’s Songbook, a double album available on bandcamp (see above).

Here she is with Nick Pynn in 2002:JaneNick                                                                                          Photo Diana Frangi

with the Bom-Bane crew ready to perform Bom-Banes: The Musical in 2008:Bom-banes The musical                                                                                          Photo Rudi Schmidt

with sister Two Tone Tess in 1984round-a-way Wrong                                                                                                    Photo Sue Wilks


and in 1980 as la Swing in Two Tone’s The Swinging Cats     Photo Mark Osborne