Jen Ayers

Jen Ayers is a vocal dynamo with a throat of gold. She’s been singing, playing piano and writing music since age 5. Her most beloved possession as a kid was a red transistor AM radio she carried with her wherever she went. She grew up on classic tunes and melodies – knowing every word to every song and singing them loudly and passionately. Playing dress-up in public was also a favorite pastime – like the time she impersonated Shirley Temple and won a prize for singing “Animal Crackers In My Soup” at a local talent show.

She moved from the Midwest to Seattle with her partner Graham to start a band. Together they formed three different projects - Pompous Fedora, Fedora and Honey Tongue – writing, recording and performing thousands of shows nationwide.

She studied with nationally renowned vocal coaches Maestro David Kyle and Susan Carr to learn how to perfect a high rock scream without doing damage or losing her voice. These skills came in handy when Jen took on the challenge of channeling Steven Tyler in “Dream On,” an all-girl Aerosmith band, while Honey Tongue was on hiatus.

Jen’s powerhouse vocals and electric stage performances have earned invitations to sing the National Anthem at NBA/MLB games coast to coast, the opportunity to belt out Led Zeppelin tunes at Seattle’s Triple Door for “Bonzo’s Celebration Day” (featuring drummers from Heart, REM, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees) “House of Thee Unholy” – a Broadway-level burlesque show – AND a starring role in the indie movie, “The Stranger” which Honey Tongue also wrote two songs for, and performed on screen.

She’s a frequent guest performer in high-profile gigs across the Northwest, including Jeff Fielder Redux and The Seattle Sound (both at Triple Door), and Xmas Maximus (The Crocodile, Seattle Center).

Since 2012, Jen has been performing at Teatro ZinZanni. First in the role of Linda Emery (Bruce Lee’s girlfriend) in “Return To Paradise,” which enabled her to dabble in the things she loves most at the same time: singing, acting, dancing, and even spinning from a cirque cage while performing Honey Tongue’s original song “I Wanna Go” – all while wearing colorful, custom-made costumes.

In 2014, Jen collaborated with ZinZanni to develop a new Rock-N-Roll Family Show called "Big Top Rock: Dream On" in which she played the role of the Blondie-esque Jenny Jupiter alongside her Dream On band members. The successful show returned to ZinZanni for another run Spring 2015.

In 2016, Jen created the role of Donatella DiMarco in ZinZanni's "Be Italian!"  and also brought the character to Zinzanni's "Rock This Way" Family show that Spring. She'll reprise the role in Zinzanni's "Hollywood And Vine" November 2018 thru April 2019. More on  Donatella here

Jen's following up her debut solo CD, “Every Day Is A Parade”, with her first one-woman show, musical story, "This Picture," slated to hit the stage 2020-2021.


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