Jessie Grace is a singer/songwriter from South Bucks, who began her life in music studying classical piano. She went on to teach herself guitar and it was then that she began to write songs. Her main musical influences include Radiohead, Raconteurs, Nirvana, Bjork and PJ Harvey and she has incorporated all of these influences into her debut album ‘Asleep on the Good Foot’, produced by Dave Draper. It has so far been very well received; gaining praise from local media, both on radio and online. Tracks from the album have been broadcast on several ‘BBC Introducing’ shows, (Three Counties, BBC Oxford, and BBC Berks) with opening track ‘Beautiful’ being aired nationally on Tom Robinson’s ‘Introducing’ programme on BBC6. In a recent review of the record, online music reviewer Toxic Pete sums her style up:
“… Her music sits somewhere between the nu-folk of K T Tunstall and some of the more angularly jazzy Joni Mitchell works. Add to that a very commercial sounding vocal delivery; something again between Tunstall, Judie Tzuke and Dido and you've got yourselves a very viable, workmanlike piece of work! Jessie Grace keeps this work very fluid, it's continually changing, evolving; just when you think you've got her sorted and labelled she hits you with something that refuses to be pigeonholed and you have to start re-thinking your initial assessment… if Jessie Grace can get the promotional support she deserves, this lady will be a name and a force to contend with.”
Elsewhere on the web, Colin MacKinnon from Oxfordbands.com comments:
“‘Asleep on the Good Foot’ is an excellent debut from a really promising talent. A song like ‘L.O.V. E.’ is clinching proof of how good Grace can be, bringing it all together: smart songwriting, sympathetic production and a delectable voice. And she’s young and gorgeous. Don’t you just hate her?”
Jessie has previously been involved in several band projects and is now focussing on making it as a solo artist. She hopes ‘Asleep on the Good Foot’ represents a strong beginning to a long career producing world-class music.
Jessie Grace is on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jesiegrace