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// J E S S K E M P //
At 23 years old with 7 years on the Manchester Music Scene, 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 headline Manchester Academy 3, Factory Manchester, The Live Rooms, Gullivers, Sacred Trinity Church and The Eagle Inn.
Summer 2016 saw Jess hit the road for a 4 date European tour. Since, Jess found herself winning the Manchester Arndale Student Band Competition which bagged her and her band a slot at Kendal Calling 2017 and Bluedot 2017. 2016 also saw Jess place 3rd for ‘Best Unsigned Female’ in the Best Of British Unsigned Music Awards and 3rd for Indie Week Europe from 70+ bands.
Her latest single “VondelPark” released in March 2017, attracted more attention from BBC Introducing during it’s debut week and the track was soon followed with her second music video. For Jess, summer 2017 has included a huge line up of festivals including; Kendal Calling, Bluedot Festival, Blackthorn Music Festival, Liverpool Pride, The Bulldog Bash, Manchester Rock and Bike Fest, Irlam Live and The Rum 100 – some of which she hit the stage with her full backline band.
The back end of 2017 saw Jess play slots at The Etihad Stadium for Manchester City and a sold out crowd at The Lowry Theatre for BBC Radio Manchester. 2018 will be the biggest year yet for Jess with loads of exciting endeavours in the pipeline including some new music for your ears and a brand new headline gig just announced at The Whiskey Jar on Saturday 3rd February. Keep watch!
The back end of 2017 saw Jess play slots at The Etihad Stadium for Manchester City and a sold out crowd at The Lowry Theatre for BBC Radio Manchester. 2018 will be the biggest year yet for Jess with a sell out gig at iconic Manchester Music Venue The Whiskey Jar recently added to her list of achievements, new music… and an announcement for her biggest headline gig yet at The Deaf Institute for 18th May 2018, the rest of the year is looking huge. Join the party!!
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