A regular on the festival circuit after appearing at the likes of Kendal Calling, Bluedot Festival, Blackthorn Music Festival and many more.
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. A regular on the festival circuit after appearing at the likes of Kendal Calling, Bluedot Festival, Blackthorn Music Festival and 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" and singe “VondelPark” 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, The Deaf Institute, 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 singles “No Shouting” and “On the Ground” recorded at Manchester’s iconic Blueprint Studio are hot off the press after a huge release gig at Manchester’s Deaf Institute in May this year.
‘A definite favourite of mine’ - Natalie Eve-Williams (BBC Introducing in Manchester)
‘Her music just makes you happy’ - Michelle Hussey (BBC Introducing in Manchester)