Jayney Klimek

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Jayney Klimek
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Background information
Birth name Jayney Miriam Klimek
Born (1962-08-18) 18 August 1962 (age 54)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts The Other Ones

Jayney Miriam Klimek (born 18 August 1962), is a Berlin-based Australian-born singer-songwriter.

Early years[edit]

Jayney Miriam Klimek was born on 18 August 1962 and grew up in Melbourne. Her father, Alfons Klimek, and mother, Luisa née Cester (born January 1916) had eight children: Eugenia, Lydia, Naomi, Greta, Alfons jnr (born February 1956), Robert, and Jayney and her twin brother, Johnny.[1] Johnny is a successful Hollywood composer. Their cousins Nic Cester and Chris Cester were founding mainstays of Australian hard rockers, Jet.[1] Klimek studied classical singing and acting at the National Theatre and at John Gauci School of Film. In 1984 she relocated to Berlin to join her two brothers, Alf and Johnny, where they had formed The Other Ones with three local musicians.

Music career[edit]

Jayney achieved chart success with The Other Ones.[2] "Holiday" spent 20 weeks in the European Top Ten.

Collaborations include work with Tony Banks on his solo albums Bankstatement and Still, Tangerine Dream (vocal arrangements for songs "Chasing The Bad Seed", "All The Steps To Heaven" and "Blinded By The World's Desire" for the album Purgatorio), Paul van Dyk, Alphaville, the French band from Bordeaux XII Alfonso. Jayney co-wrote and performed lead vocals on Digital Tenderness Terranova.[3][4]

In 2005 she formed You Pretty Thing with Andreas Schwarz-Ruszczynski.[5] Their Single "Push It" has become the longest running No.1 played track on RadioEins.

In 2014 she released her first solo album "Awake" on Inflatable Records. The album was recorded in Berlin and London and produced by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Erasure, Einstürzende Neubauten).

Film career[edit]

In 2016 Jayney made her acting debut in the Austrian film de:Hotel Rock’n’Roll.

She is slated to appear in the film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017.


  1. ^ a b Cester family story
  2. ^ Jayney Klimek on Myspace
  3. ^ Jayney Klimek Discographie
  4. ^ "Tangerine Dream – Purgatorio TDI Music – TDI CD036". Vocal Arrangements for the second part of Dante Alighieri's "La Divina Commedia". Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  5. ^ You Pretty Thing