Jenny Said Yes
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Jenny Said Yes

London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom
Band Folk Pop


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"Jenny Said Yes"

London based band Jenny Said Yes enter the stage tentatively…

Opening with the upbeat Glorious, the quartet deliver beautiful buzz word lyrics about vintage clothes, dirty nails, streetlamps and lazy Sundays…

Easily embracing a country vibe, tracks like Veet City Blues offer a blue-bird-on your-shoulder-type hopefulness (think New York cool-‘how do you like your eggs in the morning?’)This string of jazzy, uplifting tracks compelled rhythmic clapping from the audience and demands for an encore.
Firmly establishing themselves as a voice for the city, particularly those areas of current fashionable social currency (yes Shoreditch and Hoxton-we mean you!) Jenny Said Yes offer a brand of pure loving, living, commuting, city-dweller music.
However, the bands real talent lies within observing the downsides to city life.
Standout track Second City is by its writers own admission ‘a bit fucking miserable.’

Charged with bleaker imagery and a harsh, repetitive sound, the song transforms the metropolis from an array of possibility for the individual into a gruelling slog more than often undergone in isolation. This ever relevant lonely-in-a-crowd theme is also perfectly captured in Firefly’s, ‘people dart like fireflies into London’s diesel night.’ ‘Trying to hide the sadness in your smile.’
Closing track, To the Sea, is a daring departure from the well-executed but perhaps overly familiar soul pop previously on offer. A commanding and beautiful piece of music, the track offers an exciting insight into the potential of Jenny Said Yes, with Dora Lam’s pleading voice and the power of Jane Cocklin’s heavy percussion rolling over the audience in waves.

Despite a lack of confidence (vocalist Dora announced that she did not usually pick up the guitar as she plays ‘badly’) Jenny Said Yes are a gem of a band. With catchy lyrics and the ability to hone in on concepts of home, belonging, doubt and loneliness, they certainly have something to say about their city. This message was gratefully received by the audience gathered in Clerkenwell and was more than likely remembered by them when jostling for the late night tube. - Soundspray (Laura Shaw)




Encompassing influences across the spectrum, London based Jenny Said Yes bring a sound which combines melodic vocals, poetic lyrics with dynamic riffs and lingering beats. It is rare to come across a band who manage to intertwine the beauty of folk and the power of soul, the grittiness of rock and infectiousness of pop, all the while gripping on tightly to an approachable sound for all types of ears.
Having only been together since 2011 from a chance meeting between Dora (Lead), Jane (Percussion) and Adrian (bass) through their love of live music, the female fronted band have already achieved several residencies from their very first gigs in infamous Camden. 2012 will be a very exciting year for this act, all is to play for, and all the more will say Yes.