Jessica's connection to music started with covering Thumbalina and Cheech and Chong skits around age five. Soon after, her father rescued a piano from a church basement and refinished it in their garage, allowing her to "channel" her energy into something productive.
Writing her first song at age five and anxiously tackling the ivories; she enjoyed dressing up as Laurie Anderson for Halloween, listening to her families record collection and belting out next to Linda Ronstadt on the stereo.
Having grown up listening to everything from Sam Cooke to Sex Pistols, Jessica's musical tastes and influences are far-reaching. Jessica's diverse musical exposure is evident in her dynamic songwriting as she strives to carve out her own unique brand of accessible and intelligent pop.
After winning VIBE 98.5's 'Unsigned Vibe 2004' (Calgary) radio station contest, Jessica recorded her first full length release 'Sticky Hands' and released music videos for the singles "Change" "The World" and "Sticky Hands" Her first album is best described as "Cabaret rock" appealed to a broad audience, provoking fans to comment "it represents the moment you know things are going to get better".
Her 2009 studio release, "FOR YOUR PROTECTION" showed continued growth and consistent strength in her songwriting.
As a compulsive songstress, Jessica enjoys piano collecting and adding to her catalogue of original songs. Jessica is currently writing with Producer Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock). The first single "Warning Signs" was just announced as a Finalist in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition in the Adult Contemporary category. Fans can look for the release of her upcoming record "Rock the fuck to sleep" Summer, 2012.
"Jessica's songs are easy to relate to, hooky and very radio-friendly… well-written, well-produced material …fantastic to watch as a live performer!" - Mike Savage, Artist Manager (Meiko), former Senior Director Creative & Media, A&R Worldwide.
Jessica's catalogue is available on itunes, cdbaby.com and all your favourite digital retailers.
Despite her secret desire to be stranded on a deserted island with Tom Waits, a piano and a case of Lagavulin, Jessica lives in Canada.