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Jess Johnson

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About Jess Johnson

No.1 up and coming Country/Pop artist with a new sound! Jess Johnson has supported Alexandra Burke & been involved with the Voice TV Show!
United Kingdom
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Jess brings a new, professional sound to your event. With alot of corporate experience, wedding & party experience, she will help lift the atmosphere and make it a night to rememeber. Jess is very outoing whilst maintaining a very high level of professionalism. With her degree in music production, she also has a strong knowledge of sound and has toured in the UK and internationally in Europe with bands and choirs. Classically trained as well, Jess has a strong musical background both with reading music and by ear and can often do requests if given some notice. As a professional songwriter, Jess can also bring her original flair to the event whilst also specifically writing songs for your special event, as an added extra. Some of Jess's performing highlights to date include being a participant of the Voice TV show; touring with Kathryn Tickell Nationally with Folkestra; Supporting Alexandra Burke (X Factor Winner) & touring internationally with bands and choirs. Jess has her own Nord piano that she brings on stage with her and her own high end sound system which is very compact but brings a big professional sound if need be. She can do live sets with piano and vocals or she can bring in backing tracks to liven it up even more, depending on the style of your evening. Bringing a new sound to your stage!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Rockabilly, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Bluegrass, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, R&B, Funk, Disco, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Karaoke, Hip Hop, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, World music
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Theory teaching, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers
Ain’t Nobody- Chaka Khan
Amazed- Lonestar
Always Remember us this this way- Lady Gaga
All About That Bass- Megan Trainor
Always on my mind- Willie Nelson
All Of Me - John Legend
American Boy by Estelle
At Last by Etta James
Bar Tender- Lady Antebellum
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Cerys Matthews & Tom Jones
Beautiful Day- U2
Burning House- CAM
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis
Beautiful People- Ed Sheeran
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Car Wash by Rose Royce
California Dreamin’- Beach Boys
Crazy- Patsy Cline
Come Away With Me- Norah Jones
Cry Me A River- Justin Timberlake
Crazy by Gnarles Barkley
Dakota- Stereophonics
Dancing In The Street- Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing Queen- Abba
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Don’t Leave Me This Way- Communarts
Diamonds- Rihanna
Dynamite by Taio Cruz
Delilah- Tom Jones
Fields Of Gold by Sting
Forget You by CeeLo Green
Forever Young- Bob Dylan
H.O.L.Y- Florida Georgia Line
Good Times- Chic
God Bless the Broken Road- Rascal Flatts
Greatest Day- Take That
Heaven- DJ Sammy Acoustic
Halo- Beyoncé
Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley/ Leonard Cohen
Hound Dog- Elvis
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Hot Right Now- DJ Fresh
Hurt- Johnny Cash
Hey Big Spender- Shirley Bassey
Hit Me One More Time- Britney Spears
Human- The Killers
Human- Rag n Bone Man
I Feel Good - James Brown
I’ve Got A Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
I Heard It Through The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston
I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
I want it that way- Backstreet Boys
I’m Coming Out- Diana Ross
If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys
Jailhouse Rock- Elvis
Jackson- Jonny Cash and June Carter Cash
Jolene- Dolly Parton
Lady in Red- Chris De Burgh
Let Me Love You- Jess Johnson
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Lovely Day -Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Miss Me More- Kelsea Ballerini
Moondance by Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera
Mr Brightside by The Killers
Next To Me- Emeli Sande
Nut Bush City Limits- Tina Turner
No tears left to cry- Ariana Grande
No More Tears To Cry- Arianna
Never Let You Go- Georgia
One Way, Or Another- Blondie
One Last Time- Adrianna Grande
Picking Up The Pieces by Paloma Faith
Piece by Peice- Kelly Clarkson
Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
Proud Mary- Tina Turner
Pompeii- Bastille
Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Rather Go Blind by Etta James
Remedy- Adele
Rolling In The Deep- Adele
Ring of Fire- Johnny Cash
Read All About It- Emilie Sande
Rock With You by Michael Jackson
Rock with Me- Justin Timberlake
Rock Around The Clock- Bill Haley
Rock This Country- Shania Twain
Rolling In The Deep by Adele
Sex On Fire- Kings of Leon
Summer Of 69- Bryan Adam
Suspicious Minds- Elvis
Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Sing It Back- Moloko
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay- Otis Reading
Someone Like You-Adele
Someone To Love- Lewis Capaldi
Somewhere Over The Rainbow- Eva Cassidy
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sit Down- James
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Summer Nights- Grease
Somebody To Love- Lewis Capaldi
Sunshine on Leath- The Proclaimers
Smash into You- Beyoncé
Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond
Shallow- Lady Gaga
Sky Full of Stars-Coldplay
Stronger- Kelly Clarkson
Tainted Love- Soft Cell
The Power Of Love- Huey Lewis & The News
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Turning Tables- Adele
Thursday- Jess Glynne
The Rose
Take Me Home Country Roads- John Denver
Twist and shout-Lulu
This is Me- Greatest Showman
Thursday- Jess Glynne
The Scientist- Coldplay
The Bird & The Rifle- Lori Mackenna
This Is The Life- Amy MacDonald
These Boots Are Made For Walking- Nancy Sinatra
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
Valerie- Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel-Old Medicine Wheel Show
Walk The Line- Johnny Cash
Walking in Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves
We Are Family- Sister Sledge
When You’re Gone- Bryan Adams ft Mel C
Wrecking Ball- Miley Cyrus
Yellow- Coldplay
You’re the One That I Want- Grease
You Give Me Something- James Morrison
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
500 Miles- Proclaimers
9-5- Dolly Parton
Titanium- Sia
All About Tonight- Pixie Lott
Price Tag- Jessie Jay
Happy- Pharrell Williams
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston Human- Rag ’n’ Bone Man
Rewrite The Stars- The Greatest Showman
Tale As Old As Time- Beauty & The Beast
Pencil Full Of Lead- Paulo Nutini
Burn- Ellie Goulding
Rather Be- Jess Glynne
Million Dollar Bill- Whitney Houston
Shut Up And Dance- Walk The Moon
Islands in the stream-Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton Ring of fire-Johnny cash
Man I feel like a woman- Shania Twain
Just a kiss-Lady Antebellum
Rehab- Amy Winehouse
So Small-Carrie Underwood
Can’t Get You Out of My Head- Kylie Minogue
Hey Good Lookin’- Hank Williams
Walking in Memphis- Cher
Fever- Peggy Lee
Ho Hey- The Lumineers
It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere- Alan Jackson
Humble and Kind-Lori Mackenna
My Church- Marren Morris
Shake It Off-Taylor Swift
I Hope You Dance- Leanne Womack
Stand By Your Man- Tammy Wynette
Lone star-Amazed
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They're warm and upbeat and love the interaction and musicality of the performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Sage Gateshead, Hall 1 & 2 and Northern Rock Foundation Hall Newcastle United Football Club Kingston Park Rugby Club Brodies of Moffat Close House Hotel, Northumberland Matfen Hall Hotel, Northumberland Queens Hall, Hexham

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Carrie Underwood Lady Gaga Lori McKenna Whitney Houston

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Support Artist on the stage at champagne reception, for Alexandra Burke. Also, playing at a sold out gig at the Sage Gateshead with the band Folkestra with Kathryn Tickell.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

That's absolutley no problem. I try to be as flexible as I can be so if you'd like to talk about this, we can arrange a Skype consultation chat or a scheduled call. Please just let me know!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide background music which runs via bluetooth and this is free service included in the package, as an added bonus to the package.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need 1 hour minimum to set up. This includes a sound check.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, i'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£90
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


From customers:

Danyella, 2 years ago

Brodies of Moffat, Scotland

Catherine, 2 years ago

Hearth Gig- Jess & Roly Johnson