At 24 years old with 7 years on the Manchester Music Scene, acoustic singer/songwriter Jess Kemp has received critical acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Clint Boon + many more. Clint Boon, 2017: ’I was knocked out the first time I saw Jess Kemp perform live. She’s not just a world-class songwriter; she’s a fantastic performer.’
Her debut single ‘Stars’ was launched in 2015 and hit a high note with BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing straight away. Next came her debut EP “Camden” which brings a much bolder and more exciting sound to tracks already featured by BBC Introducing & BBC Radio 2. Following the EP release, Jess went on to release “VondelPark” which tells the story of her 2016 tour of Amsterdam. Since, Jess Kemp has hit the stages as a headline act at Manchester Academy 3, Factory Manchester, The Live Rooms, Gullivers, Sacred Trinity Church, The Eagle Inn and The Deaf Institute.
After a successful few years on the festival circuit with performances at; Kendal Calling, Bluedot and Blackthorn Music Festival to name a few Jess hit the road in Summer 2018 to embark on her UK Pride Festival Tour made up of 9 dates. Other achievements include placing 3rd for ‘Best Unsigned Female’ in the Best Of British Unsigned Music Awards and 3rd for Indie Week Europe from 70+ bands.
Singles “No Shouting” , “On the Ground” and “Leave a Chair Out” are Jess’ latest releases and can be found on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube.
// Industry Quotes //
Bittersweet Symphonies Blog: ‘The power of her performance really is testament to her seven years dedicated work on the Manchester music scene – and still only 23.’
Sonic Bandwagon (Pure FM): ‘The epitome of what an element of ‘pop’ and chart music should sound like. The catchy nature of her songwriting would surely capture the hearts and minds of a nation. Her voice is quite unique, switching between a bluesy and soulful snarl, to something more gracious and velvety.’
Natalie Eve-Williams (BBC Introducing in Manchester): ‘A definite favourite of mine’
Michelle Hussey (BBC Introducing in Manchester): ‘Her music just makes you happy’
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