First introduced to the soulful sounds of suffering in song singing Swing Low and The Trumpet Sounds as a school girl. Classically trained violin and piano, but drawn voices and music of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Found rawness of emotion expressed in their songs so compelling. Billie's Strange Fruit and Nina's Little Girl Blue pulled at heart strings and loved their style. Then stumbled across Bessie Smith and got the blues.. but like this song says “.. you can’t have the blues without a hat..”
British Aussie, based in Melbourne Australia. Singer songwriter style influenced by jazz, blues, folk and indi’ music. Self taught guitar and dabbled with mandolin. Internationally songs and singing have gained praise such as:
"What wonderful talent you are! Congratulations on your amazing work!" Simon Hussey/Cottonbud Bench Pressers (Multi ARIA & APRA awarded Australian Composer/Producer/Arranger)
"Jessica you are so utterly gifted touchingly lovely! deep" Laura Taylor Whitfield (singer/songwriter)
"Lovely music, Super songs that perfectly showcase your wonderful voice." Rebecca Brunati (singer)
"Hot afternoon, while listening to your tunes! I have officially started my holidays today... Will enjoy the afternoons while chilling to your music!" DJ Antonio
"Such beautiful music. You are a true artist!" Allyse (singer / songwriter / self producer)
"You are soo talented! Your piano playing is spectacular! Keep up the great work!" - Jessica Brown (singer/songwriter)
"Bridges Burned has such a great emotive vocal line, and the piano beautifully accompanies your brilliant phrasing and I am a huge fan....... Sounds even better in my headphones" Fluffer (band)
LUCID DREAMS: First album of self produced original piano songs with a nod to the music and era of jazz and blues.
FIN TO FIN: First self produced original guitar driven track complete with mermaids!
Collections of original guitar driven singer-songwriter style songs still to produce…that difficult second album…