“Murdoch tends to stick to acoustic folk music, and songwriting will always be the most important part of making music for her,”
- New Westminster: Music by the River
Jelayna Murdoch is a twenty-seven-year-old singer/songwriter born and raised in North Vancouver, B.C. Jelayna fell in love with music and songwriting at a young age and has passionately worked since then to hone her craft. Her single Midnight Daydream was part of CBC's Searchlight Competition and her music video WILD is nominated for a 2018 Kootenay Music Award.
In 2018, she graduated from Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology program (studying vocals and guitar) in Nelson, B.C., where she expanded her musical knowledge and lyrical expression. Jelayna expresses her introspective and emotive personality through her creative, honest and poetic lyrics. Inspired by the music of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, Jelayna uses imagery and metaphor to create vividly descriptive songs.
Jelayna has busked and performed at music festivals and shows in Penticton, Vancouver, New Westminster and the Sunshine Coast. She is recently planning and performed her graduation showcase which featured five of her original songs. The showcase took place at the end of March, 2018, at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall in Nelson, B.C.