April 2018 saw the release of singer/songwriter HELEN JAYNE MCKELLAR’s fourth album, ‘The Last Minute’. This eclectic collection of six brand new recordings includes two collaborations with the No. 1 recording artist and singer/songwriter Judie Tzuke, and was produced by James Welch (Jamie Lawson, Jessie J, Bocelli).
The self-penned debut single Last Minute, an infectious country/pop track with full band arrangement was picked up by radio immediately, being aired nationally (BBC Wales, BBC Scotland), regionally (BBC and commercial stations) and on numerous cool independents (Radio Caroline, Radio Six International, etc.). In August 2018, the single entered the Airplay Today US Indie Airplay Top 100, where it remained for the rest of the year.
Last Minute was nominated for Record of the Year on Radio Six International in December 2018 and was subsequently promoted into the country music scene where it is currently enjoying further success.
In February 2019, the single reached number 12 inthe HotDisc Top 20 Country Music Chart, with the music video being broadcast multiple times on Keep it Country TV (Sky 376 and Freeview 87).
August 2019 sees the worldwide release of Helens second single, the passionate, angst ridden bittersweet breakup song Twisted.
Helen was born in South Wales and now resides in Berkshire, England. Earlier in her career she toured the UK extensively, including shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Mean Fiddler, The Half Moon (Putney), Alton Towers, Kelvin Hall (Glasgow) and the Bournemouth International Conference Centre.
She has made several appearances on national BBC1 and Welsh TV and has been interviewed by many UK/US radio stations. Her songs have also enjoyed success around Europe with Italian producers, Basic Connection recording ‘Falling Deep In Love’ for their debut album ‘Hablame Luna’, which also features Helen on lead vocal. Her song ‘Heart Of Stone’ was covered on Portuguese White Pearls debut album on Sony.
Helens professional career started with the release of the highly acclaimed ‘Safe’ album, which was recorded in Nashville, USA, released on the Myrrh label selling in excess of 25,000 copies. This was followed up by two further independent albums, ‘Give My Life’ and ‘It’s Not Too Late’.