Jade MayJean, local singing superstar, becomes a friend of Suffolk Family Carers

We are thrilled to announce that Jade MayJean, a highly motivated singer/songwriter who appeared on The Voice, has become a friend of Suffolk Family Carers and will be supporting our work with young adult carers.

Jade MayJean releases her new album, 20SIXTY, on 20th April and we managed to have a quick chat with her to hear how its going.

You are releasing your new album, 20SIXTY, your vocal range spans RnB, soul, house and jazz so what can we expect from this album?

“This album has a 60’s style with a modern twist. I love this era and my voice suits that genre, it’s got hints of a number of influences from Dusty Springfield to Duffy, and Amy Winehouse to Paloma Faith, but I’ve taken these and created a sound that’s true and original to my own voice. I’m also really excited to be launching it in my home town of Ipswich.”

You were on the Voice 2014, it’s a great show, what was your experience like?

“The show was a great experience, it was a good platform to push my fan base and gain supporters. At that time we were only allowed to do covers though, which was disappointing as I have been writing my own music since I was 15 years old, I was keen for my fans to hear my own music (and now they can!).”

You also work with young people in care. Can you tell us about your role?

“Yes, I am a residential childcare worker at a children’s home, supporting 11-17 year olds in care. I have been in this role for 3 and half years and no two days are the same.”

You have kindly supported Suffolk Family Carers as a friend of the young adult carers team, can you tell us why you wanted to wanted to support this charity?

“As a child care worker I am already so passionate about young people, so I was keen to support the great work the charity provides to young people in a caring role. I really want more young people to know of the support available to them so if I can help in any way to raise awareness, I am keen to spread the word!”

Picture, credit to: Jae Storer