Salford born and raised, Jess Kemp pretty much grew up on the local music circuit. Entering the scene back 2015 with the debut single Killer Shoes, quickly followed by her Camden EP – the singer-songwriter caught the attention of BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing in particular. Since then, Jess has continued to consistently release material while gracing stages across Manchester as a headline act at venues such as Gullivers, Deaf Institute, Manchester Academy 3, The Eagle Inn and Sacred Trinity Church. Still in her 20s, Jess’s acoustic act has also become a regular fixture at festivals – the No Shouting singer has joined the line-up for many, including Kendal Calling, Manchester Pride and Blackthorn Music Festival amongst others.
Having toured the UK and further afield, Jess’s songwriting is bold and honest – which has in turn secured a loyal fanbase, even local legend Clint Boon has expressed his admiration calling her “a fantastic performer”. A well known figure of the Manchester emerging scene – Jess was a nominee for ‘Best Unsigned Female’ in the Best Of British Unsigned Music Awards, named a finalist of Indie Week Europe and Key 103’s Futurestars. 2020 saw the release of single We Were Falling in April, and alongside that a series of weekly live-streamed gigs. Every weekend, you can find the singer performing sets on Youtube live from her garden or living room… depending on the weather. New single Matter of Time is out now. The pop track is not only upbeat – but features some pretty relatable lyrics during the current climate. Be sure to check Jess Kemp out on her socials including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Spotify.
- Cat Allan
- Published on:
- Thu 16 Jul 2020