Shropshire born singer-songwriter Jessie Reid, weaves impressive finger style guitar playing together with soulful, emotive vocal melodies. Having released two demo singles earlier this year, she caught the attention of music journalists and was subsequently shortlisted for the Glastonbury 2019 Emerging Talent competition. Her innovative, folk-influenced songwriting is said to enchant audiences, drawing comparisons with artists such as Ben Howard, Lucy Rose and fingerstyle guitarist Andy Mckee.
Known for her unique percussive ‘laptap’ style, Jessie has supported renowned acts such as Seafret, Nick Mulvey and Brooke Bentham whilst also enjoying regular Sofar Sound appearances across Europe and South America and the US. She has recently returned from a sell-out UK tour supporting Dan Owen.
Jessie’s demo singles (released in January 2019) received support from BBC 6 Music and her upcoming single was made record of the week on local BBC Introducing sessions in the West Midlands. She received a grant from Shrewsbury Folk Festival trustees in August 2019 to record a new EP. The first single from the EP is set to be released on January 24th 2020.