About J Edna Mae

Singer songwriter, J Edna Mae [real name Dr Jill Thomas] is a singer, song writer, vocal arranger, vocal producer and educator, who is on a mission to show the world the power of music to enhance, guide and heal our lives.  She crafts beautifully constructed melodies, captivating piano hooks that weave through ethereal vocal arrangements and glide over atmospheric cinematic productions.  Her expressive voice and expansive vocal range is emotive and mesmerizing in equal measures.  Influenced by Kate Bush, Chopin and Hans Zimmer, her songs are described as 'pieces of sonic art' by hit songwriter Mark Cawley, and as 'music that is absolutely incredible' by James Threlfall, BBC Radio Presenter.

Emerging from Wales, UK, this multi award winning, classically trained musician is a traveller at heart, having lived in Asia for years.  There she did all sorts of marvellous things like dive with pelagic sharks in Black Rock Burma, trek in the mountainous Golden Triangle and experience the sun rise over Cambodia’s wondrous Angkor Wat.  Her Celtic roots have been greatly influenced by this immersion in Asian music and culture along side her classical training in composition, piano and voice.

Signed to several boutique synch agencies, J Edna Mae has written 5 EP’s and 2 full length albums to date.  Currently writing and producing her third full length album, which promises to be her most emotional, atmospheric, cinematic album to date.  She is a voting member in the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Academy and also the distinguished Ivor Novello Academy.

As a full-time music creator and a mother to 2 fantastic boys, she still makes time to mentor, teaching secondary school and pre-university students to follow the sounds in their hearts and pursue their passion.  She is also a mentor for the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) and Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC), which are Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme.

Accolades to date include: Josie Music Award 2022 Nomination for Best EP of the Year; HMMA Nomination for Best Acoustic Song 2021; Best Song in the New York Film Festival 2020; IMA nomination 2020; Best Singer Songwriter Hollywood Music and Media 2019;  Top 5 Great American Song Contest Winner 2019; Indie International Winner 2017; recipient of several Global Music Awards; Singer Universe.  She is steadily building a portfolio of syncs in film and tv.