Jess Morgan writes songs that tell stories – about women and men, life and death, work and play; the adventures of the real and the imaginary sure to make you laugh and cry. Jess is a singer-songwriter who is steadily building a name for herself in roots and folk music. Songs are peppered with influence from British Folk music as well as country, folk and blues from across the Atlantic.
Recorded with musical friends and collaborators in Bergen, Norway, Jess self-released her debut album, ‘All Swell’, to notable acclaim in 2010. Funded by Fans and the centrepiece of a Pledge Music Campaign, Jess released her second album ‘Aye Me’ in the Spring of 2012.
‘Aye Me’ was quickly championed by DJs from BBC Radio 2, Folk Radio UK and BBC Wales. The album’s launch was celebrated with a sold out show in Jess’s home-town of Norwich and was backed up by a UK headline tour and a support tour with Paper Aeroplanes.
Jess had just independently released her ‘Richer Thinner Smarter’ EP which is a collection of songs recorded live in a one-mic-one-take fashion at locations close to her home in east Norfolk. The EP showcases 4 new tracks and 3 new and raw recordings of favourite tracks from ‘Aye Me.’ The EP was launched at Norwich Arts Centre followed by a 34 date release tour in the UK. The record was also quickly championed by BBC 2′s Steve Lamacq.
Jess has earned her place supporting the likes of First Aid Kit, The Urban Folk Quartet, Teddy Thompson, Chris Wood, Lau and Megson and well as playing at clubs and venues up and down the UK. Extensive touring outside the UK has seen Jess gain an international fanbase playing regular shows elsewhere in Europe.
In 2013 Jess toured throughout the UK, Italy, Germany and Norway and appeared at a number of summer festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival.
‘A dynamic new singer-songwriter who packs substantial stories into her numbers’ – R2 Mag
‘Gorgeous country folk’ – The Guardian
‘Simply stunning’ – Folk Radio UK