Reviews

“Janyse is a Canadian songbird poised to pop in a loud fun way onto the music scene with her infectious ABBA-like tune, Dreamers. Before this single Janyse put out an album of Christmas songs that’s got a very old fashioned jazz sound, which proves how good she is. Actually the song that really proves her awesomeness is Elfy Under My Tree which was done in a very Betty Boop style that is bound to make young and old smile. But no one has ever become famous doing a stellar Christmas album, mores the pity, because her’s is awesome in so many different ways. It’s the song Dreamers that’s really going to make Canada and the rest of the world sit up and take notice, if they already haven’t. Dreamers is an uplifting, motivational song that is just what the world needs right now. When you listen you’ll think of two classic artists, ABBA on the vocal end and Cher for the melody that has the feel of her hit Believe. This is a song that makes you feel good as well as making you want to get up and move. If Janyse has more songs like this up her sleeve or even an album of jazzy tunes that mirror her Christmas album, she’s going to take her place with some other stellar artists from Canada, namely Diana Krall and Sarah McLachlan. Give her a listen, you definitely won’t regret the time spent.” Andrea Guy, Mossip

“Dreamers is another hook-filled gem from Janyse, perhaps the finest Canadian vocalist who isn’t yet – emphasis on “yet” – a household name”. Mark Rheaume CBC Radio Toronto

As a past musician, it is automatic that music plays a huge part in my life, and during sleepless nights or treatments my iPod is with me. The blessing of that is that I choose the music that lifts my spirit, gives me strength, feeds me positivity. Dreamers does that for me.I’ve also been blessed to have developed a caring relationship with you & your warm, compassionate, intelligent character is a delight.Further to that, your Dreamers video clip demonstrates fully what a spiritual & insightful person you are. It is my hope & prayer for you that your beautiful voice is heard worldwide, and that your gift benefits many more people.
With my love & gratitude, Jennie

Sometimes life gets us down. Maybe we’re facing financial problems or perhaps battling a serious illness, in today’s world it could be any number of things. It is in adverse times like these that we need a bit of uplifting, something to restore our confidence and something to restore our hope. Janyse’s upbeat, up-to-date music combined with her reassuring voice and inspirational lyrics provide us with this much needed lift. She emphasizes the “power of positive thinking” and the impact it can have on our lives. In “Dreamers”, Janyse reminds us that if we persevere and stick with us our dreams will be eventually fulled. It may not happen over night, but it will happen. In “This Day Is Mine” we learn to find the good in every situation, our day can be either “partly sunny or partly cloudy”, depending on how we look at it. Not only our days, but our lives as well are a series of choices, if we make good choices, we have a good day or a good life, if we make bad choices, we have a bad day or a bad life. Its up to us. If you or someone you know has come to a rough spot in their lives and needs uplifting and encouragement, than these 2 tracks were made for you! Bill Dwyer, Gulf Coast Music Review

“Canadian pop singer and voiceover artist Janyse lives a life of inspiration. Injuries from a car accident once had doctors telling her she might end up in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Hard work, perseverance and faith have kept her from that chair, but also driven her to become one of the top voiceover artists in the world. Janyse has voiced characters in projects such as Hulk Vs. Thor, Hulk Vs. Wolverine, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, Batman: Black & White, My Little Pony, and Ed, Edd n Eddy. She is also an acclaimed Pop singer/songwriter in her native Canada. Taking cues from artists such as ABBA, Diane Warren, Peggy Lee and The Bee Gees, Janyse infuses light Pop dance beats with a positive outlook and a strong positive message. Her two most recent singles are prime examples. Dreamers is feel good dance pop at its finest. The song encourages listeners to not give up on their dreams, irrespective of what life throws at you and of what other people might think. As dance music goes it’s relatively light 1980’s Dance/Pop; probably not a threat to the dance charts of today but a pleasant listen. This Day Is Mine keeps up the positive attitude with a proclamation about working hard toward your goals and celebrating each and every day for what it is. Again, light Dance/Pop with a 1980’s bent. Janyse can pull this material off because she’s lived it; it’s hard to be this positive in the popular realm unless it’s very clear you genuinely own the message, and that comes through in Janyse’s delivery. Dreamers and This Day Is Mine are songs for folks who long for a sweeter age of Popular music.” Wildy Haskell, Wildy’s World

“Just when you thought you couldn’t win at LIFE, along comes Janyse with her usual positive message that ‘Yes You Can’! Combined with a light, melancholy techno sound, and ABBA-esque vocals, this song exudes a confidence that most of us ‘Dreamers’ are afraid to show.”
Randy Sherwyn, WJPT Florida

“The Magic of Christmas is one HOT album! Janyse and her six-piece band could reduce the entirety of the Arctic to a puddle on these smoldering and downright sexy tracks”. You could give Julie London a run for her money. Congratulations on a top notch recording. Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio Toronto

Earlier this year, I introduced you to Janyse, via her single Dreamers. Now I want you to listen to her beautiful Christmas album The Magic Of Christmas. This is one of those albums that fans of Christmas music won’t want to miss for two reasons; 1. Its not full of the traditional songs that are on every Christmas album out there. 2. Jaynse has a voice that’s not to be missed. She’s got the jazzy swing sound but she really knows how to work different styles and each style can appeal to a different audience, so that in the end, this album will appeal to one and all. Elfy Under My Tree is the perfect song for the kids. Janyse does an adorable cartoon voice which has a Marilyn Monroe-esque style while still retaining the humor that’s really apparent if you give the lyrics a good listen. How could you not grin at the poor girl’s plight, trying to attract the attention of Elfy one of Santa’s toy making elves! Santa Is Mine Ho Ho is a cute love song a’la Mrs Claus and Santa! A must here cos its such a fun song. Fa La La Bling Blues is a vaudeville/cabaret number that has a rathere unusual subject matter. The after Christmas bills! I don’t know about you, but that song will be ringing true in the first month of the year! Janyse tackles the blues with Everyday Is Christmas Blues as she pines for a lover that is away from home. She sings with a throaty whisper that would likely have any man clamoring to get home ASAP to spend the holidays with her. My favorite track is Blessed Is This Holy Night. It’s a gorgeous lullaby for the holiday season and just the type of Christmas song that always brings a tear to my eye. This is the song then you truly become aware of the beauty of Janyse’s voice. This woman can sing anything and make it beautiful, but when given a song that’s total perfection she sounds like an angel, which is really perfect when you think of it. This is a holiday album, and who better to sing holiday tunes than an angel. It doesn’t matter the style that she’s singing in, all the songs on The Magic Of Christmas are winners. This is one holiday CD that you will be sad to put away after the holiday lights and trees are tucked away in their boxes, but then again, who says you can’t listen to a Christmas song any other time of year? If you are looking for a fun, different album of music for the Christmas season, this is the album you want to add to your collection. Janyse will wow you with her voice and the songs will bring a smile to your face and will sprinkle some of that Christmas magic into your life. This is an album not to be missed!

Listen: Santa Is Mine Ho Ho
Genre: Jazz/Holiday
Sounds Like: Jane Monheit, Diana Krall
Buy: CD Baby
Released: 2007
Rating: 10/10