BIOGRAPHY JESSIE JONES
Jessie Jones is a singer-songwriter from Shropshire. She first started songwriting in her teenage years and has written over 70 songs. Now in her late twenties, she is
currently working on her first professional album, which will be released in 2013. Jessie started off recording her songs on a digital recording system at home.
She set up her label, Small Bright Songs, in 2007, so that she could sell these home recordings online.
Some of her song-writing influences include Nick Drake, Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Elliot Smith and Leonard Cohen. She is inspired by contemporary
folk music particually the female vocalist Kate Stables from This is The Kit, and Emily Portman.
Jessie recorded ‘Towers’ her first home recorded album in 2007, followed by ‘In the Lighthouse’ in 2008. She had a good review from Eelco Schilder in folkworld magazine EU in 2009 for her second album ‘In the Lighthouse’, and had her track 'The Dreamship’ played on the programme Folk it!, for the Conzertzender radio station based in Amsterdam. In 2010 Jessie was also the lyricist for the track Coloured Eye, featured on Trish Clowes' first album album ‘Tangent’ out on Basho records. Find out more about Trish Clowes' work here:
Listen to an extract of Coloured Eye here:
Jessie's recording project later this year will feature Tom Lloyd (on guitar). Tom studied Guitar Performance at The Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Other musicians working with Jessie on her current recording project include Stuart Goodhew (A Jazz pianist and composer/arranger from Shrewsbury) and Tom Stacey (percussion)