Jessie

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About Jessie

Jessie: The ultimate violinist for all occasions. From beautiful traditional weddings, to DJ sets @ club nights, Jessie can deliver a perfectly executed performance with class and style. With the ability to sight read and improvise, Jessie is the consummate professional perfect for your event or wedding. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experienced , professional electric and acoustic violinist.
  • Member of Steeleye Span, the eclectic and legendary folk band. 
  • Offers traditional pieces as well as improvisation over DJ sets. 
  • Played on various musicals in London to include Wicked and is the violinist of choice for Katie Melua.
  • Performances at hundreds of cororate events and product launches.

 

Vibrant, striking and talented, Jessie is a acoustic and electric violinist, providing stunning arrangements and energetic performances at events in London, the UK and worldwide.

She performs as a soloist as well as being part of various ensembles and working with DJs. She is classically trained, yet has the ability to improvise on demand. Whatever the event from session recording, product launches, weddings, award ceremonies or club nights, Jessie will tailor her performance to the request of the client and is dedicated to providing the perfect music to accompany your event.

Jessie began studying violin atthe tender age of four and later attended the Royal College of Music Jr department. She continued her studies at The University of Nottingham, and postgraduate violin studies at Trinity College of Music.

She has been receiving rave reviews for her work including the UK’ Guardian describing her as “Remarkable”

Jessie plays a Paul Collins acoustic violin and a custom made Gold Bridge Electric Violin.

 

Jessie Song List

Classical and jazz setlists available on request

Requests can usually be accommodated with at least 2 weeks’ notice.

Pop setlist

Adventure of A Lifetime – Coldplay

All of me – John legend

Blame – Calvin Harris

Burn – Ellie Goulding

Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie

Chandelier – Sia

Cheap Thrills – Sia

Elastic Heart – Sia

Feeling Good – Michael Buble version

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Great Gig In The Sky – Pink Floyd

Halo – Beyonce

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne

I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li

Knights of Cydonia – Muse

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac

Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

Love Me Again – John Newman

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Pure Shores – All Saints

Purple Rain – Prince

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

Right Here, Right Now – Fatboy Slim

Rose – The Feeling

Royals – Lorde

Skyfall – Adele

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

Sorry – Madonna

Starman – David Bowie

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey

The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby

This Girl – Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners

Tilted – Christine and the Queens

Toxic – Britney Spears

Treasure – Bruno Mars

We Found Love (acoustic) – Rhianna

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse version

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Reviews for Jessie

"Jessie is a mesmerising performer- a sublime, lyrical, flowing violinist."

The Chichester Observer

"Jessie was incredible throughout the event, her professional, vibrant personality and her interaction with customers meant that the event was exciting and immersive for all. We can't thank Jessie enough and would love to work with her again in the future."

Illamasqua, Product Launch

"Special mention must go to violinist Jessie whose work on the violin was remarkable. It was a joy to hear and a real highlight of the whole weekend."

Dom Walsh

‘Classically trained Jessie stormed through jigs, quasi-orchestral riffs and bursts of electric violin that were redolent of Sugarcane Harris on Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats" album. Folk-rock personified, perhaps with the emphasis on the rock. Her improvisational antics add a new dimension to the band's [Steeleye Span's] traditional offerings that both gives it a fresh sound and bodes well for the future.’

Journal Of Roots Music

"It is Jessie's electric violin that is often the standout instrument. Classically trained, she puts that to one side to deliver solos ranging from hauntingly ethereal to pulsating runs that, if you close your eyes, sound more like an electric guitar than an electric fiddle."

Folk Radio (Fairport’s Cropredy Convention)

"One of the biggest stars of the show was Jessie May Smart whose virtuosic violin performance provided an irresistible counterpoint to every melody."

The York Press

"A remarkable violin workout from Jessie"

The Guardian

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Set Options

Further set options available on request.

Jessie will work with you on repertoire and will be flexible on timings at your event.

Extras

A secure dressing and relaxation area to be provided.

Refreshments are always appreciated, if they can’t be provided please state on booking.

Free parking for 2 vehicles, or parking to be reimbursed.

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