Alana Jagt’s dynamic rasp soars over her blend of stormy folk-rock noir that's refreshing yet somehow familiar, it’s the sound of a thousand lonely AM radios one Sunday afternoon but exactly where and when is a mystery. Live she performs powerful, vocal-led solo affairs; playful trio shows; and with her six piece twin guitar rock band.
Born and raised on South Australia’s Iron Triangle, Jagt cut her teeth as a teen playing keys and singing harmonies in her parents’ ramshackle blues band. At seventeen she skipped to the capital and established a song-writing outlet as one half of folk-duo Buffalo Boyfriend. But the songs quickly outgrew the folk harmony outlet, and with the 2017 release of her solo debut Wilderness, Jagt steadily built a dedicated audience in her own right–one that has followed her from beloved little Adelaide venues like the Grace Emily to performances at Adelaide Guitar Festival, and supporting artists the likes of Abbe May (nationally, 2018) Mick Thomas (nationally, 2019), Paul Dempsey and Kasey Chambers.
In early 2019 Alana released her next single 'Imagining Life' and has since enjoyed support slots with acts as diverse as Moju, Thelma Plum, Ella Hooper, Henry Wagons, Paul Dempsey and Archie Roach, as well as performing at acclaimed Australian festivals including Porchland, Dashville Skyline and being selected as a showcasing artist at BIGSOUND.
In 2020 Alana has been working on the finishing touches to her next release.
‘If this is the Kool-Aid, I am drinking it’ – Nkechi Anele, Triple J
‘Her vocals are gorgeous, layered with a delicate raspiness that makes her sound feel pulled from another time’. – The AU. Review
‘Like a butter menthol for your ears and heart’ – YEWTH MAG
‘Alana Jagt is my newest musical obsession’ - Didirri.