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Jane Lui

Jane Lui

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Singer, songwriter, composer, keyboardist, percussionist.

    Upcoming:
    Alley Theatre - Houston, Texas
    Cambodian Rock Band - Music Supervisor and Co-Music Director
    Cast member: Pou (keys, percussion)

    Most recently:
    - Vocal work featured in Soundtrack of EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (A24), as Michelle Yeoh's "Opera Evelyn" in Chinese Opera fight scene.
    - Arranger and cast member in Cambodian Rock Band (Off-Broadway Signature Theatre 2020, La Jolla Playhouse 2019, Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2019, South Coast Rep 2018).
    - Huong in Vietgone (East West Players, Los Angeles 2018)
    - Original compositions for All’s Well That Ends Well (OSF 2019)
    - Composer & Music Director in Secret In The Wings (Coeurage Theatre Co, Los Angeles 2016). 

    My electro project Surrija (Sur-RYE-ya) plays with asymmetry, glitch, and electronic treatment of classical training.  I began doing covers on Youtube in 2010, gained a kind and loyal following that has since funded 2 original albums. Music video “Southern Winds” earned Best Music Video at Dublin Web Fest 2016. 

    I'm originally from HK, with classical roots and a choral conducting degree.

    In the last 5 years, my songwriting has evolved from acoustic/classical roots into bolder electronic tones that retain tactile layers. In the end, I'm an analog person and remain drawn to human tones. I love exploring textural designs and song forms. The latest album, SURRIJA (Self-titled, 2020), featured Matt Chamberlain (drums - David Bowie, Fiona Apple, Perfume Genius). Produced by Surrija, Sophocles, and Maxwell Gualtieri. 

    Earmilk claims it “is simply on a different wavelength … chilling and seductive”.  It was nominated for Best Pop Album at San Diego Music Awards 2021. 
    https://surrija.com

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours

    Regions

    • LA/Southern California

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger

    Primary Instruments

    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Guitar - acoustic

    Software

    • Ableton
    • Logic

    Affiliations

    • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
    • BMI
    • SAG/AFTRA

    Person of Color?

    • Yes