Jade Helliwell is a singer-songwriter from West Yorkshire, England.
Her style is a notably British blend of pop and country, though influenced by the likes of Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, as well as more contemporary artists such as Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini.
A passionate songwriter, Jade has a reputation for crafting her lyrics based on her observations, with a running commentary on life, love and friendships.
Over the last couple years, she has performed alongside some of the biggest names on the country music scene, appearing regularly at festivals such as Country to Country (C2C), Buckle and Boots, FSA Festival, and Country on the Clyde. More recently she has the opportunity to open for Sam Palladio and Frankie Davis at the prestigious Nashville Meets London festival, in Canary Wharf.
In October 2016 Jade released Forget The Night (EP) which went straight to #2 in the UK country charts, and top 50 in the official UK album charts. This served to put Jade on the map, with strong press and radio support, including plays from BBC Radio and Chris Country.
In May 2017, a video of Jade singing with a busker on a night out in Leeds went viral and reached 23 million views across Facebook and YouTube. Her EP quickly re-entered the charts and reached #1 in the country charts, and #8 in the official charts. She proceeded to win the Yamaha Hoedown competition and became endorsed as a Yamaha Artist.
2018 saw Jade release new EP Infatuation, proceeded by single Drive, which was premiered on Chris Country Radio. The EP generated rave reviews and radio support, as well as some great Spotify playlist features. Jade was also awarded ‘Best Song’ for single Boom Tick at the 2018 BCMA Awards, and picked up ‘Best Female’ at the awards for the second year running.
These achievements can be added to an impressive list of nominations and awards from 2017, including ‘Best Female’ and ‘Best Solo’ at the Box Radio Awards, ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘UK Female of The Year’ from UK Country Radio, ‘Best Unsigned Female’ at the Best of British Music Awards and ‘Outstanding Artist’ at the Yorkshire Roots Awards.
FollowIng her Nashville Meets London performance, Jade was approached by tire giant Firestone, to become the face of the international music competition they host every year. The role kept her particularly busy, appearing at a number events throughout 2018 on behalf of Firestone and in collaboration with BBC Introducing presenter Abbie McCarthy.
Jade kicked off 2019 with a tour of Australia as part of the international Buckle and Boots Festival incentive. The trip included performances in cities such as Brisbane, Toowoomba and Twead Heads, and finished with a slot on the International Stage at the famous Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Now back in the UK, and with a busy performance and writing schedule ahead, Jade releases her brand new single Stormchaser on 8th March. The single will be the first in a number of releases lined up for 2019.