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About me

Jessica grew up in south London and has always had a passion for the performing arts. She was lucky enough to be accepted into the BRITS school (Adele, Jessie J, Katy Melua & Amy Winehouse all studied there) at the age of 16, and gained a triple distinction in her Musical Theatre Diploma. After completing two years at the BRITS school she auditioned for the prestigious Guildford School of Acting, and after a successful 3 years of active studying gained a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre.
​​Since graduating Jessica has been active in the Performing Arts world. She has been involved in many fringe theatre performances, travelling theatre companies, setting up Theatre in Education workshops, directing short plays and has also been working as a professional singer in many popular bands in the UK and around the UAE. Jessica loves working with children, she has been teaching children for over 7 years. Jessica thrives off the passion and excitement performing arts can bring into a child’s life how a child’s confidence and character is enhance and also how through drama, music and dance a child or young person can learn discipline and life skills.

My musical influences are always changing – As a kid I enjoyed listening to a lot of Jazz and Soul & Mowtown music, Groups like The Supremes and amazing artists including Billy Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, B.E King and later on Michael Jackon became my regular choices. Since my early 20’s I have enjoyed listening to Artists such as India Arie, Joss Stone, and of course the amazing Amy Winehouse. I was not only drawn to their style of music, but the emotion which was projected in their voices, the stories their lyrics told and the connection I felt when listening. I like to take this approach when performing. I try to make each song my own, to tell the story and connect with my audience.

What’s been your best gigging experience so far?

Dubai has given me a plethora of performing experiences, I have been part of many amazing corporate events, weddings, private functions. Stereo arcade has definitely given me and Sound City some great exposure. Stereo arcade draws in all types of people. The Stereo Arcade crowd come to listen to good music, and have a good time! Which is what it is all about. Me and the boys look forward to being there every week, we love the support we get, its Amazing!

My music experience so far in Dubai.... –

Dubai has given me and Sound City the opportunity to really thrive. We have all been out here for a number of years, and the guys are all incredibly talented musicians. I think the music scene is growing, but there is still a tight nit community of regular working musicians! It is nice to see new artists thriving as well.

How would you describe yourself/ your band when it comes to music?

The best thing about Sound City is that we all have very different musical backgrounds – Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues and Drum n bass! This has led us to be flexible and creative when choose songs. We are a cover band, but we add some of our own creativity, personality and vibe to each tune. We don’t mess with the classics, we only give them justice! My voice is strong, and soulful - I love to learn new songs and enjoy singing songs which are maybe not heard on the circuit in the UAE.

Where did you/ have you Studied music?

I was accepted into the prestigious BRITS School, I went to school with Amy Winehouse, Adele, Jessie J, It was a great experience, and amazing training. I then went on to to a Musical Theatre Degree at Guildford School of Acting. I now get to use my acting and musical theatre experience in the week and teach Full time for Dubai Performing arts – Where I teach, singing, musical theatre and drama.

Are you working on anything new and new projects?

I am always dreaming up new and exciting ideas. If I wasn’t so busy id be on it more! As a band we are always looking for new ways to grow. This year, is the year for Sound City originals – Its going to be exciting. So watch this space.

Best partnership/ project u have you done in Dubai so far?

We were approached by Joe Lee of CODA Create to work on exciting new concepts for several large scale corporate events. The most interesting concept was "Rockaoke" which was essentially karaoke with a live band playing behind the singer. We played several gigs last year at various corporate events and parties and each one was met with great excitement and enthusiasm. Now Joe primarily uses Sound City for any new concepts and ventures as he believes in our professionalism and dedication to ensure everything works smoothly and without a hitch


Specific details

Gender Female
Language: English
Are you a solo artist or in a band? Soloist
What genres do you play? 1980s to 1990s, 2000 on, Acoustic, Adult Contemporary, Alternative General, Ambient, Blues, Brit Pop, Contemporary, Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Funk, Funky R&B, Hip Hop, Instrumentals, Jazz, New School, Old School, Pop, Pop, Rock, Rock, Soul
Can/Do you play with other musicians? Yes


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