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It's not easy to stand out in today's music industry, but Wiltshire singer songwriter Jess Vincent has a highly original style which is getting noticed: "Soulful, strong and utterly engrossing" says Mick Tems, Folk Wales; "uniquely and obliquely original" Rock'n'Reel R2. Shine, Jess's third album, is a collection of songs exploring themes of light, shade and survival, through what the album producer and renowned folk musician in his own right, Reg Meuross, describes as Jess's 'magical voice and exceptional and truly innovative songwriting talent'. Some of the songs tell real life stories, such as 'Billy Tipton's Waltz' (Billy was a jazz pianist in the 1950s. Born biologically female, he lived his adult life as a man and became a very successful musician); 'New Amsterdam' is about silent movie actress Olive Thomas who died in mysterious circumstances and whose ghost is said to haunt the New Amsterdam Theatre to this day. 'Wind On The Down' is based on the beautifully tragic poem of that name by Marian Allen, written after her fiancé was killed when his plane was shot down in 1917. 'Charley's Song' was inspired by a friend of Jess's who is an officer in the army, and is a tribute to her bravery and the extraordinary responsibility that she, and other officers, takes on. Alongside these characters, Jess also brings us some more personal revelations 'Wrong Shade of Blue' and country style heartbreak 'Shackles and Chains.' Jess delivers her songs with her unique and gorgeous voice, and 'Shine' presents her trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke, shruti box, bass, harmonium, dulcimer, cello, accordions, piano, trumpet and percussion, revealing a maturity that belies her youth, yet allowing her vulnerability to shine through. "Jess Vincent is a name that should become as familiar on the lips as the wind is upon the trees" Fatea Records.


  1. Name
  2. Shine
  3. Love Me True
  4. New Amsterdam
  5. Fall Apart
  6. Shackles & Chains
  7. Wind On The Downs
  8. Wrong Shade Of Blue
  9. Charley's Song
  10. Raining
  11. Run Senor Run
  12. Here And Now
  13. Billy Tipton's Walz
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