South Florida Tour
By Troy Maillis
songwriter and dance pop sensation Erika Jayne made her
debut in a series of concerts throughout
Miami’s nightlife circuit, promoting her
latest video of and performing her Billboard number one hit
“Pretty Mess,” along with her unreleased single “One Hot
Pleasure.” Jayne performed and made special
Living Room &
Following up on her three
#1 Billboard hit singles--“Stars,” “Roller Coaster” and “Give
You Everything”-- her single “Pretty Mess” surpassed Lady Gaga
on the dance charts, making Jayne a force to be reckoned with in
Jayne has worked
with some of today’s most in-demand producers including Dave
Aude, Tracy Young, DJ Escape & Johnny Vicious, Larry Tee, Bill
Hamel, Klubjumpers, Peter Rafelson and Marshall Stack, to name a
few. The Atlanta-born, Los Angeles transplant’s
last batch of remixes was released in late 2009 with reworked
editions of her hit single “Give You Everything" by Paul Harris,
Mark Brown and Michael Woods. They shot to #2 on the Music
Week Upfront Club Chart as well as #6 on the Music
Week Commercial Pop Club Chart (marking the first time she ever
landed on the U.K. charts)
and hit #5 on Billboard’s 2009 year end Hot Dance Club Play
List caught up with Erika Jayne to discuss performing,
songwriting and the industry.
Mark's List: Is this
your first time performing in South Florida,
and what do you think of your gay fan-base here? Have you always
had a large gay following?
Erika Jayne: No, I've
performed a few times here and So. Florida
really knows how to party. I've been very fortunate to
have a lot of gay fans.
ML: You have had a
string of successful singles on Billboard. What was your first
successful single that made you think, "Wow, this is really
EJ: Three times a charm,
but four's even better. So when the last single that went
#1 "Pretty Mess" (the album's title track) made me say "Wow".
ML: Do you write a lot
of your own songs, and do you think that is something lacking in
the industry now - The creative songwriting aspect?
EJ: I wrote a third of
my album. No, a good song is a good song no matter who
writes it or where it comes from.
ML: How did you get
started in the industry, and what has been your toughest
EJ: I started singing
and dancing as a kid at the age of three, from local talent
shows to going to a Performing Arts High School. I love
what I do so much that I enjoy challenges because there's always
growth out of it.
ML: Being an
entertainer, what is your favorite part of that life? Is
there anything you don't like about it?
EJ: Being on the road is
an amazing experience. I love what I do.
ML: With so many other
acts out there, how do you set yourself apart to stand out?
EJ: Always be true to
yourself and say what you want to say.
ML: What are some of
your upcoming projects, and what are you looking forward to most
in the future of your career?
I just shot a video for my new single ,"One Hot Pleasure".
I look forward to its release.