Jane Weaver is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Liverpool, England. She has performed as part of the Britpop group Kill Laura, the Farfisa-fuelled girl groop Misty Dixon and as a solo artist. She also runs the record label Bird.
Between 1993 and 1996 Kill Laura released five singles, two on Polydor and three on the Manchester Records label run by Rob Gretton. Her solo career began shortly after the demise of Kill Laura, and following a number of singles Weaver's first album Like An Aspen Leaf was released in 2002.
It featured contributions from Andy Votel, Dave Tyack, Rick Tomlinson (Voice of the Seven Woods), Sam Yates, Naomi Hart and two members of Elbow, Craig Potter and Richard Jupp. Since then, she has released three more albums, Seven Day Smile (2006), a collection of home recordings that featured the band Doves on its title track, Cherlokalate (2007), and The Fallen By Watchbird (2010).
Weaver formed Misty Dixon in 2002 and the band released one album, Iced To Mode (2003). Bird Records is an offshoot of Twisted Nerve Records and is run by Weaver. It was founded in 2002 and mainly releases recordings by contemporary female folk artists.
Most notably, Bird has released the 2007 compilation album Bearded Ladies (jointly with the Finders Keepers reissue label). The album brought together both contemporary and vintage psych folk female singers such as Brigitte Fontaine, Bonnie Dobson and Cate Le Bon.