21-year-old Ms. Jayne is by no means plain. Born to a Jamaican mother and a Pakistani father, her debut single, 'No Ordinary Pain', is as eclectic as her multi-cultural roots - expressed through a magical mixture of pop and soul, with the occasional Asian phrasing played on violins.
There's something very Kate Bush-like about No Ordinary Pain. Perhaps it's the unusual nature of the song - that of homelessness. But, whereas the Wuthering Heights wailer's voice is as unique as a flamingo on a pogo stick, Nina Jayne's is not. Her voice is good, but nothing special, sounding similar to many of her female contemporaries.
Having won the MOBO Unsigned Act award under the hip-hop name N'Jay in 2001, Nina Jayne is off to a great career start - bring on the album.