Tales of an Inspired Musician
With an infectious laugh, 6-inch heels and a perfectly styled bob, she walks into the room and goes straight to the piano. Possessing a good sense of humour, a raw British accent and an un-doubtable eye for fashion, Jessie J has arrived. "I can't play...man, I wish I could. I just like to pretend I can," she smiles.
Jessie J is not just a great pop artist…or a great R&B artist, or even a great hip-hop artist. The British-born, Essex-bred vocalist is malleable enough to encompass several genres, while displaying vocals reminiscent of Motown-era greats. Although she may not be able to play the piano, Jessie is armed with the chops to blow people away, and the song-writing skills to pen a worldwide hit.
After one listen, it's clear the extraordinary Jessie J stands alone. For Jessie, her Lava/Universal Republic debut album, WHO YOU ARE, showcases the skills of a gifted lyricist while highlighting an unforgettable journey.
While Jessie’s road to success hasn’t always been easy, she’s quick to emphasize the normalcy of her childhood. Growing up the youngest of three children, Jessie’s mother was a nursery school teacher and her father a social worker. “My family is very creative, but no one in my family sings... I was the only one who put my life to a melody..."
For Jessie, melody has been the driving force behind her successful career as a singer/songwriter. At 17, Jessie wrote her first song "Big White Room." The song was inspired by real life events—specifically the time she was hospitalized at 11-years-old while sharing a room with a younger boy who sadly lost his life.
"I knew I wanted to write a song about that experience," she divulges. The song has followed Jessie J throughout her career, and it remains a YouTube and crowd favorite when she performs it live. Her YouTube rendition has been viewed nearly 300,000 times and has garnered over 50 covers organically without radio airplay. "'Big White Room' is my comfort blanket, and I'm so happy that people can personalize the meaning of the song..." states Jessie.
To read more about Jessie J: click here
Credit given to Jessie J's Offical Website
Fun & Inspirational
I've decided to include a couple videos in my blog/vlogs every week of some music videos that I find to be brilliant in their respective genres and messages. I hope you enjoy them!
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Week #1 - Welcome to PNT Music
Week #2 - Review of The band Theo with the Get Down Stay Down
Week #3 - Interview with Jennifer Corday
Week #4 - Randomness?!
Week#5 - Sia; A Review
Week #6 - Robyn
Week #7 - Jess Walker Band
Week #8 - YouTube Artist Series
Week #9 - YTA - The Lost Bois
Week #10 - Fridays Waiting
Show #1 - Rachael Cantu
Show #2 - Raise Your Fuckin' Glass For Pink!
Show #3 - Won't You Write Me a Love Song?
Show #4 - LOUD
Interview #2 - Mel from Kenelis
TOAIM - WE WANT YOU!!!
Interview #3 - Amber from Heads Hearts
TOAIM: L is for Lala Soundtrack
TOAIM: It's A New Year - Chely Wright
Show #1 of 2011 - Uh Huh Her Leisha Hailey
Show #3 of 2011 - Charlotte Nordin