Jess Megson

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Singer, song-writer, guitarist. Session drummer for bands, singer in resteraunts and bars of all varieties, looking to sing and/or drum.

I love performing and reaching an audience. Sometimes people are moved to tears, other times, singing along and dancing and smiling. This is what I love about performing, all the different ways you can connect and create an experience for people. I love bringing joy to a room, or a more emotional atmosphere, (depending on the event) it is what music is all about! Overall I love creating lovely memories for the audiences, making events or nights something special. Starting from 16, I've sang at many charity fairs, pubs, restaurants, and rock and roll bands as a front woman. From 18 onwards I had regular slots as a walkabout singer in lounge 10, regular slots at Revolutions bars. Towards 20, regular gigs in a rock band again, either drumming or singing, we would play birthday parties, events, weddings, venues in Manchester. 22 and onwards I found myself with regular slots in pubs in Glossop, Wilsmlow, Urmston, Cheadle, Sheffield, singing a selection of covers from jazz, classic, blues, rock and roll (old school) to pop and rock (newer stuff) acoustic, easy listening. In this time I've played a few of the festivals in England. I have travelled and played in many bars and hotel rooftops all over Morocco twice selling my album and playing covers, and then all over Bali and Portugal too. I love sharing music and fun and getting everybody singing along altogether and sharing in an uplifting and memorable experience! In bands I can do any genre, rock, blues, rock and roll, gypsy, popular songs, jazz songs, old school, newer more mainstream, ect. I am self taught on guitar, piano, drums, vocals, and love to share that passion with others!

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Jess' Reviews

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Elk B
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Manchester
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5 out of 5

To Whom It May Concert: I am writing to endorse the work of Ms Jess Megson, Drummer, guitarist and vocalist. She has performed on numerous occasions at events which have been supplied by Purple Elk Productions, and over the years I have come to know her well. I have always found Jess to be reliable and professional, and her playing always adds lots to whichever ensemble she is performing with. I am delighted to recommend her without reservation. If there is any further information which you would like, please feel free to contact me. Elk Burland

Mikel C
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Manchester
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5 out of 5

Jess is a standout songwriter capable of creating wonderful emotive soundscapes. Her creative use of chords and tones combined with her textured vocals makes her a joy to record.

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Jess' Song list

Selection of slow and upbeat popular songs + acoustic:
Tainted Love
Sweet Dreams
Elation - The Levellers
Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Smooth - Santana
Volcano - Damien Rice
Lovesong - The cure
Black and gold - Sam Sparrow
Jack Johnson - Banana pancakes/Adrift/Better together
Yaima - Gajumaru
Falling - Alicia Keys
Imagine - John Lennon
Across the Universe - The Beatles
Come Together - The Beatles
I don't wanna know about evil - John Martyn
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Newton Faulkner
Xavier Rudd
Christina Aguilera - Save me from myself
Wicked games - Chris Issak
Simon and Garfunkel
The '90's pop medley'
Merging the most loved 90s pop songs from into one long song (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Maroon Five, Christina Aguilera and more) always gets people dancing.
I just wanna make love to you
Rock n Roll/Older music:
Pour some sugar on me deaf leopard
Jimi Hendrix - Little wing
The Doors - People are strange
Land of confusion
Originals which can be found by video on my page. Soft, atmospheric, some upbeat and percussive.
I also take requests. Very quick at learning and I am adaptable genre-wise.

Jess' Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£30
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£360
Easy listening, Light music, Experimental, Originals, Blues, Swing, Gypsy jazz, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, African music, Arabic, Reggae, Ska, Samba, Jungle, Industrial, Electro-Swing, Drum 'n' Bass, Ambient
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Singing teaching
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