"Each song wraps around your eardrums and tugs until it has engulfed your whole body” - Renee Jones, The Music. 

Honest, passionate, dream-like, storytelling synth pop. If Stevie Nicks and Ellie Goulding were the eldest and the youngest sisters, Jade Diary would be the middle child, a truly unique voice.

 Buy Jade Diary's well-acclaimed debut album now:

  • Best news to brighten up my Monday: Jordan my single jumped up 5 spots within a week on the TCM national airplay radio chart to number 24 ... *cue excited face*! Download Jordan for free at http://www.jadediary.com ;) #chart #tcm #radio #gettingthere #excited
    Best news to brighten up my Monday: Jordan my single jumped up 5 spots within a week on the TCM national airplay radio chart to number 24 ... *cue excited face*! Download Jordan for free at http://www.jadediary.com ;) #chart #tcm #radio #gettingthere #excited
  • The amazing Bernardine! #birthdaygirl #puretalent #coachellababy 🌼
    The amazing Bernardine! #birthdaygirl #puretalent #coachellababy 🌼
  • The spotlight kinda made my face disappear lol! Or it may have been the searing heat of my passionate singing ;) #songlounge #ellington #acoustic #jadediary #amazingnight #fun
    The spotlight kinda made my face disappear lol! Or it may have been the searing heat of my passionate singing ;) #songlounge #ellington #acoustic #jadediary #amazingnight #fun
  • Come down to the Ellington tomorrow night for Song Lounge http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/event/song-lounge-november/ and you could get your hands on one of these hot-off-the-press old school CDs! #songlounge #nothingbeatscds #oldschool #jordan #cd #single
    Come down to the Ellington tomorrow night for Song Lounge http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/event/song-lounge-november/ and you could get your hands on one of these hot-off-the-press old school CDs! #songlounge #nothingbeatscds #oldschool #jordan #cd #single
  • JORDAN entered the TCM Australian Radio Chart at #30 😀 Thank you to radio stations including Melbourne's Light FM for playing it! DOWNLOAD for FREE at http://www.jadediary.com #chart #TCM #radio #australia #jadediary #jordan #single
    JORDAN entered the TCM Australian Radio Chart at #30 😀 Thank you to radio stations including Melbourne's Light FM for playing it! DOWNLOAD for FREE at http://www.jadediary.com #chart #TCM #radio #australia #jadediary #jordan #single
  • "Cheeky Monkeys" by artist, Natasha Lea. Heart. I've got a thing for birdcages. #monkey #perthlife #art #sowannabuy
    "Cheeky Monkeys" by artist, Natasha Lea. Heart. I've got a thing for birdcages. #monkey #perthlife #art #sowannabuy


Ellington Song Lounge and Back to the Future Day! 

Hello Friend,

21 October 2015 is Marty and Doc Brown in Back to the Future II travel to. So where are the hover boards, self-drying jackets and garbage-fusion generators? Not sure, but here's the

Top 10 Worst Back to the Future Mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL6Pp5-R5DY

And speaking of FUTURE DATES, I present to you a performance that I am itching to invite you to ... a smorgasbord of delectable acoustic music:

Song Lounge, 23 November, Monday. The Ellington. Perth. 191 Beaufort St Perth. 
There will also be Siobhan Cotchin, Minky G and David Craft on the bill.

I've even prepared an exciting new mystery cover song for you, and of course I will also be performing my new single, 'Jordan'.

Getcha friends together and book a table here (and if you have no friends or don't have friends with good musical taste ;) then just come by yourself and say hi to me) ... don't wait because Song Lounges have been known to sell out fast: 
or click on the picture:

Music Video news  

Thank you to everyone who helped to crowdfund my new video for my new single, Jordan. There have been a few technical setbacks (for example new footage that needed to be shot) and as a result the release date is looking to be November. Why oh why is life never simple?

I thank you for your patience and understanding. I don't have a manager or an entourage to help me while I work full-time 9 to 5 in an office, so it is has been challenging trying to organise all the little things that need to be done to keep the Jade Diary machine going!

I look forward to releasing the single and music video to you shortly ... HERE'S TO THE FUTURE!


67 Reasons Why You Should be a Duck 

You must think that I've lost the plot.

But really, I'm learning how to be more like a duck. Or as my pretty friend (no she's not really my friend lol), Taylor, said ever so wisely, 'shake it off'. 

As a creative person, I've found that hyper-sensitivity is a natural in-born trait of mine. Ever since I was a child, I was told 'stop being so sensitive', 'you're too sensitive'. It was drilled in to me since day 0 that being sensitive is a negative trait. And that is largely due to the culture I was born in - Singapore - a pressure cooker environment where performance is everything, and anything less than that was a cop out. Fit in or be left out in the cold.

Sensitivity was something I hated about myself. Sad to say. 

Over the years I learned that sensitivity is a God-given trait of mine. As Jeff Crabtree so eloquently speaks about sensitivity or 'skinlessness' in his brilliant must-read 'Living With a Creative Mind' book: 

"The creative mind is wired with the ability to feel with great depth and passion. Creative people often experience the world in a way we call skinless – as if they lack the protective shield and instinctive filtering that we normally use to cope with the barrage of sensory information that comes at us all."
Crabtree speaks of this 'skinlessness' as necessary for a creative person - it is because we are like 'sponges' soaking up the emotions and the environment around us - this helps us to reflect back the information and emotions that we take in and re-shape them so as to create the art that we need to create. Our sensitivity enables us to do what we were born to do. But it is a double-edged sword. As much as it enables us to create, it also means that we suffer greatly - more so than those who do not have this same 'gift'. I try to remind myself that it really is a gift not a curse after all.

So, no I do not have 67 reasons as to why you should be a duck. But I have one very good reason for myself (and maybe you can take this away with you too): you must be a duck that does not soak up the water but repels the water droplets so that it floats on the surface. The water does not sink them - and this helps them to stay afloat or survive the harshness of life. 

I recently had a very bad day. I won't say what happened exactly - but I was criticised. It seemed frustrating to me when I tried so hard to please everyone. 

So I had to learn to be more like a duck. 

And in so doing I learned the importance of being an encourager rather than someone who does the opposite. To build up, not tear down. There is so much tearing down in the world, that it's easy to swing with the tide and do the same. But no. Let's not tear down today. Let's build someone up. Is there someone in your life who needs encouragement today?

Music Video news

Some of you may remember that I am releasing a single with a new music video to accompany it. And it was supposed to be released around March. Thank you for your patience, but as with many things in life, things don't always go according to plan. And I've had some major setbacks creatively with this and emotionally as well. It's not always easy trying to move something along when you are a solo artist. But the shoot date has been scheduled for July. I make no promises, but hope to release it to you some time in the next few months. I'm thankful that you are patient with me. 

But in the meantime, think about being an ENCOURAGER. x


Happy New Year 2015 

Happy 2015!  

I took this picture below this morning at Bondi Beach, Sydney, as I'm here to work on a new song. Excited to be bringing this song to you and its music video in the new year

Author Neil Gaiman (oh my goodness I love the Sandman series!) has something amazing to say about the New Year: 

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

Neil Gaiman

I agree Neil. The fear of making mistakes will kill creativity. Great things to come ... new songs to write, music videos to film, people to meet. 
Happy creating, living, risking, enjoying and learning in 2015.
Let me know your resolutions or plans for this year and if you haven't already, connect up on Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud, Instagram (click on the cute little icons for these links).

NEW SINGLE being recorded! 

I've been super busy with life in general but managed to spend some time writing a hot new single that was recorded at Soundbaker Studio recently. It's currently still being mixed and perfected ... so please be patient my little precious peeps!

So excited about it. 

I Am Not A Bird 

No, not really. In fact, I don't think I'm any kind of winged creature or close to being able to fly. Wish I could sometimes. Don't we all?

"I am not a bird" is the first lyric line in my song, 'Rivers' from my debut album, Mermaid, in case you were wondering why the 23 March event at Clancy's Fremantle is named in such a way. Would be great to see you there!

You can now buy tickets online for a discounted price here: http://www.giggedin.com/gigs/fremantle/2013/03/jade-diary-i-am-not-a-bird-8ae993bc

Only those who purchase their tickets online will be in a draw to win a Clancy's Food Voucher for the night! So what are you waiting for, get those friends buy those tickets:


Beautiful Album Review on themusic.com.au

Recently had my album reviewed on themusic.com.au who are associated with Drum Media. Check it out:


Lim matches her melodic tones and emotionally rich lyrics with some fantasy-inspired synth to produce a debut album with a dream-like quality that’s second-to-none. Introducing us to her work, Lim pulls you in with opening track Mermaid, which, funnily enough, familiarises us with the idea of the mermaid’s beauty, while simultaneously allowing us to explore every gorgeous facet of Lim’s melodic and haunting vocals.

An album with more highs than lows, each track has a different selling point – whether it is the lyrics in Cold Hearted that Lim passionately sings, “Your scent it lingers and it steals away my sanity.../Blinded by beauty and seduced by my vanity”, the perfect match of synth and percussion in A Thousand Days, or the soaring, lingering vocals in Lucid Dreams, each song wraps itself around your eardrums and tugs until it has engulfed your whole body.

The album is an exploration of various sincere, well-articulated emotions, without sounding whiny and repetitive. Like the swift, yet graceful movement of a mermaid, this album flows flawlessly through a saturated music scene, leaving you in bewilderment of what you have just experienced. It’s hard to fault this album. Jade Diary’s debut is something Perth, and Australia, should be proud of.

You can buy my album here by clicking at the image or at this link: http://www.jadediary.com/store
Buy Mermaid album

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/mermaid/id562445691

New Dance Track: SILVER CLOUDS

I collaborated with UK dance music producer, Pentaprism, to co-write and sing for a song called Silver Clouds. In the first day of Pentaprism uploading the track to his Soundcloud profile, the song attracted more than 1600 listens! Have a listen here by clicking on the picture below and please share it with your friends on Facebook or anywhere else: 

Silver Clouds - Pentaprism feat. Jade Diary


EASTERFEST, Toowoomba Queensland!

I will be flying with my 5 piece band to Toowoomba, Queensland, to perform in Easterfest on 28 March 2013. Headlining this year are Audio Adrenaline, Relient K, James Morrison, Tigertown and many other artists. The Clancy's gig on 23 March is like a pre-celebratory event just before we fly off! If you will be at Easterfest from 28 March to 31 March, please come to some of my shows:

Acoustic Duo shows at Easterfest:
28 March Thurs 8pm - The Olive Branch
29 March Fri 3.20pm - Cafe Forte
30 March Sat 11am - GPO Cafe

FULL BAND (6 PIECE) show at Easterfest:
31 March Sun 11am - Big Top Tent

That's all for now! I look forward to meeting you in person on 23 March at Clancy's Fremantle (note it's NOT Clancy's Mt Pleasant!). 51 Cantonment Street, Fremantle.



I want to give you 'A Thousand Days'! 

Free songs for you! Upcoming Album Launch on 6 September. Interview by The Sonic Reverie and Exclusive Videos! 
If this doesn't look pretty, please click here:
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For a limited time only, get Jade Diary's 'A Thousand Days' hit single for free

For a limited time only...

I am now offering my new CD of 5 songs, 'Love Thy Will Be Done', featuring an acoustic cover of Martika's hit song, 'Love Thy Will Be Done' for a special price of $8 - you won't find it anywhere else at this price! Click here to buy now: http://www.jadediary.com/secrets before the offer expires...


Glowing reviews ...

Here are what some reviewers including X-Press Magazine had to say about my new music:

"Jade Diary is an artist to watch; a voice that isn't like every other out there. The three songs that she wrote are full of emotion and imagery.
She will have you longing for the days when Lilith Fair was the concert to see, because surely she'd be part of it."
- Andrea Guy, Mossip

"Every now and then a new voice with fresh attitude arrives on the acoustic-pop scene. That voice is here within the soul of Jade Diary.
Prepare to be beguiled by the charming chanteuse ..."
- X-Press Magazine

"This is songwriting at it's best; an earnest message coated in a memorable hook and taken to new heights" - Simon McMurdo, The Sonic Reverie


FREE SONGS for you: 'A Thousand Days' + 'Landscape of Dreams'

For a short time only, I want to give you a free download of my song, 'A Thousand Days', just click here: http://www.jadediary.com/secrets  and see some exclusive behind-the-scenes videos.

Why? Just because you are very special to me ... anyone who signs up to my Jade Diary club is pretty fantabulous in my books! :D

Jade Diary EP 'Love Thy Will Be Done' Launch @ The Ellington + ALBUM LAUNCH 6 September

The 10 June launch at The Ellington for the 'Love Thy Will Be Done' EP was a sold-out success and great fun!

If you missed out, don't be sore, because my album launch is coming up on 6 September 2012 at The Ellington! It's going to be massive and I'll have my fantastic FULL band x

Also supporting the talented Prita Grealy after her long-awaited return to Perth from Germany at Clancy's Fremantle on 1 September. Listen and watch Prita Grealy in action here: http://prita.com.au/

For all upcoming show dates please go to http://www.jadediary.com/shows
If you would like to know what I really think of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga ....

The Sonic Reverie did an exclusive and in-depth interview here, to find out the meaning behind my single, 'A Thousand Days' please click here: http://thesonicreverie.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/interview-jade-diary.html.

That's all for now my lovelies! Wishing you a very happy week ahead...

Much love,



#2 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Chart! 

As I write this my song, A Thousand Days, is #2 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Chart! And #10 on the overall Unearthed Chart! 'A Thousand Days' jumped 61 places within a week! And it's made it to the #10 spot on the chart within 2 weeks. How excoitement.

Triple J haven't played my song yet though. If you want to hear it on Triple J radio, please text  and request "Jade Diary's A Thousand Days" to 0439 757 555. It's +61 439 757 555 if you life outside Australia. The phone cannot be called, only texted to.

If you haven't yet you can keep me high on the Unearthed chart by rating and reviewing my songs here: http://www.triplejunearthed.com/jadediary .


Jade Diary

Landscape of Mistletoe 

Little known facts about Mistletoe

(Thank you fount of all wisdom, the Internet)

Phoradendron, the scientific name for American mistletoe, means "thief of the tree" in Greek. Although not a true parasite in scientific terms, mistletoe comes close, sinking its roots into a host tree and leeching nutrients from the tree to supplement its own photosynthesis.

Hmmm... I think I've rambled on enough about mistletoe!

I hope that my email finds you happy and well, enjoying this celebration of the birth of a child who would grow to a King who would rule hearts, conquer evil and divide nations. Love him or hate him, Jesus is the reason for Christmas. What's all this Santa and mistletoe business! ;) x

The EP

My EP is coming along nicely and will serve as an hors d'oeuvre to my album which is the 'main course'. David Skeet, my producer, and I are working hard to make everything sound beautiful and speccy (Aussie slang for 'spectacular' ;) which is why it's taking some time. Good things come to those who wait, so thank you for waiting my lovelies! x

The EP release is scheduled for March 2012. The album will be released some time after the EP in 2012 ... Hurrah!

New Logo

The more observant of you will notice my new 'Jade Diary' logo. It took many back-and-forth emails and tweaks by talented Artist, Rebecca Morgan, and my very patient and lovely French Graphic Designer, Anne-Alexia Louarn (Alex for short ;) before we arrived at the final logo. Another Hurrah!

Music Video

My new music video shoot was a success and shot over two INSANE days with Giovanni C. Lorusso as Director and my lovely and talented 1st Assistant Director, Erin Kujda. It involved a crew of many extras, make up artists, smoke machines and hard-working crew. It was not without drama and incident (including difficulties with a smoke machine which was not churning out smoke in a consistent way). In spite of that, it was a fun shoot and we are really happy with the results. Giovanni is still cutting and prettying up the video while he is in Sardinia, so I am still eagerly awaiting the final video which will be released as the first single of my EP in March 2012.

I want to wish you and all of your family and friends a very happy and wonderful Christmas and New Year! Thank you for your ears, hearts and minds. I am deeply thankful for your friendship and support!

Love lots xox

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Cupcake anyone? 

Cupcake anyone?

Welcome to my never-ending tea party...

This is a photo from a recent photoshoot and you can see more of the 'tea party' shots if you go to http://www.jadediary.com/photos. My sis-in-law, Annie, made those tasty cupcakes by the way... thanks Annie! Remember to invite me 'round to the house for a few more for din-dins ok? ;)

The photo-taking spree has not ceased, because I am preparing for PHOTOSHOOT Part Deux this Saturday! This time it'll be a different theme and I'm not telling what it is ....sssh. I think I'm just trying to re-live sad, old un-realised childhood dreams of becoming a model and fashion stylist haha. You can ask my shrink!

Behind-the-Scenes: Recording 'Start Over Again'

I've put together a short video of my behind-the-scenes fun in Sydney this past April. It's a recording involving cello (I LOVE Cello) of one of the 12 songs, 'Start Over Again'. This one's a ballad. The album is very diverse though, and you'll find a song for almost every kind of mood you might think of... :)  Click on the link or image below to have a squiz... Media

New Facebook Page

The more observant of you may notice that I have dropped 'The' from my name.... now JADE DIARY. Facebook (double grrrrrrrrrr) would not allow me to change my facebook fan page name to 'Jade Diary'. Therefore I have had to start a brand new Facebook Fan page: listn.to/JadeDiarymusic. I would mighty appreciate you having a look and 'LIKING' my new page! x

That's all for now my sweets!


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