JEN AYERS – SHE SAID is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

This is a special album – in fact, it is a concept album, telling the true story of what happened in Jen’s marriage when her partner came out as trans. That’s what’s up with that odd capitalization in the title (SHe Said) – it’s not a typo! It’s a very nice story about finding identity and love winning. Told in like a musical theater-type style (think Hedwig and the Angry Inch) – which makes sense, because in fact this IS a live theatrical production as well, debuting in Seattle on 10/6! (If you’re in the PNW and interested in coming out to/covering/promoting that show, please do hit me up!!) There are two tracks on this album on which Jen’s partner Graham takes lead vox, and those two tracks remind me pretty strongly of The Velvet Underground – the rest, with Jen on lead, fall somewhere between Amanda Palmer and Fiona Apple on the strong/theatrical-lady-singer spectrum. I can’t wait to hear what you think – and to see this show live!




SHe Said is a concept album and theatrical production about identity and transition. Eight years ago, Jen’s partner came out as transgender, which led to an unexpected journey of self – as individuals, as a couple, and as parents of an 8-year-old. Jen turned to her piano where SHe Said was born – a 21st century love story that deals with the impact of gender identity on a family and couple who transition together. Spoiler: Love prevails.

The double album encompasses Ayers’ signature blend of piano-driven 70’s soul/pop meets rock-n-roll with dynamic, soaring vocals and is a nod to classic rock operas (The Wall, Tommy) and gender-bending musicals (Hedwig). The result: epic, heart-wrenching headphone candy. Producer Jeff Fielder (Tekla Waterfield, Mark Lanegan, Indigo Girls) managed to capture Jen in a bottle over a year-long, pandemic collaboration – seamlessly bringing together her retro influences with a fresh twist and nods to the circus.

A vocal dynamo, pianist, songwriter and recording artist, Jen Ayers and her guitarist husband formed Seattle indie alt-rock band Honey Tongue, playing thousands of shows across the U.S., including the NACA college circuit, high-profile festivals (Bumbershoot, Summerfest) and prestigious music conference showcases (SXSW, Nashville, EAT’M-Las Vegas, Canada’s New Music West). The band released 3 albums, securing licensing deals, worldwide radio play and regular rotation on SiriusXM. Hot on the tail of Honey Tongue’s success, Jen released her first solo album, Every Day is a Parade.

Jen’s powerhouse vocals and electric performances have earned invitations to sing the National Anthem at NBA/MLB games nationwide, and share the stage with members of Heart, REM, Pearl Jam-most recently appearing with Dave Matthews at Seattle’s Moore Theater for SMASH. She’s “delivered mind-bending vocals” in House Of Thee Unholy, Led-Zeppelin inspired Broadway-level burlesque and at the circus, Teatro ZinZanni, performing Honey Tongue’s I Wanna Go in her debut & starring in six more productions.

RIYL: Amanda Palmer, Lady Gaga, Tori Amos, Fleetwood Mac, Velvet Underground, St. Vincent,

Classic concept albums like Pink Floyd’s The Wall, The Who’s Tommy, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Start With: 3, 5, 7

FCC: 11

Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!

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