Last weekend the wondeful Jess Thristan released ‘Your Turn’, a simply stunning single from the Yorkshire based artist. The song has an acoustic vibe with the added pedal steel creating an overall rootsy feel, the perfect backing track to let Jess’s outstanding vocals shine. Touching on the vulnerability of a young girl and the twists and turns of life, ‘Your Turn’ is a song that you simply have to listen to intently from start to finish.
Jess Thristan is an artist making huge waves in the UK country scene in recent months. Jess first came to my attention at the ‘Jess Thristan and Friends’ event in London last year, and I was lucky enough to see her perform again in London again recently. On both occasions she was excellent and we are delighted that Jess will be appearing at an upcoming gig of ours in early October! (ticket here – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/478052)
About Jess Thristan
The past few years have seen Jess emerge as one of the UK’s most exciting young songwriters, having sharing bills with the likes of Remember Monday, Jade Helliwell and Andy Brown, as well as an appearance at Buckle & Boots Festival this year. Jess has found fans in key tastemakers Maverick Magazine and Countryline TV, while her new single was also supported on Spotify’s influential Very Nearly Nashville playlist. On the airwaves, the first single was championed by Baylen Leonard on Country Hits UK, Where Jess was announced as his Country Champion. She’s also written with the likes of Tim Prottey-Jones (The Wandering Hearts), Jamie Evans (Wildwood Kin), Jessica Sharman (Ward Thomas) among many others.
A talented writer from an early age, Jess wrote her first track “The Shield” at just 15 years old. She would later go on to record it at the famous Angel Studios with a 24-piece orchestra as well as a cover of The Beatles’ classic “From Me To You”, which went on to feature as the soundtrack to a SKY TV Christmas campaign. After releasing her debut album ‘This Is Home’, Jess took a step away from music to take stock and refocus her musical direction. This inevitably led her back to her first musical love and she began writing Country & Americana music heavily influenced by some of her favourites such as Jillian Jacqueline and Maren Morris, while keeping her own roots and style. The past year saw Jess not only writing but testing the new tracks playing around London, Manchester and the Leeds area.