Off-stage over a pint, or on-stage in songs, Auto Jansz speaks and sings in soft, kind tones perhaps a product of a London-born, Sri Lankan/Irish heritage. Or maybe it's the old souls of the historical women she sings about, emerging from a subtle yet precise every everywoman voice, and penchant for turning the clever and playful yet poignant phrase.
From Winnipeg punk to Victoria roots/ragtime, Auto has earned her musical stripes.
Having toured nationally and internationally sharing the stage with great artists like Michelle Wright, Spirit of the West, Fred Eaglesmith, Jane Siberry, Doc MacLean and David Gogo, Auto has come into her own with solo recordings and performances that are making the Canadian roots music fans sit up and listen. Irish green eyes and a leftover London accent round out an identity that comes across to audiences as both mysterious and approachable.
"Auto is an engaging entertainer wins the crowd from the first few notes."
~ Doc MacLean
"Auto has all the classic virtues of roots music while sounding fresh and contemporary, never lapsing into stolid folk puritanism."
~ CFUV Victoria
"Sweet vocals , creative instrumentation and a feel-good vibe."
~ Kate Reid