Jesse Roads

Jesse Roads

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN

Jesse Roads brings a high energy, heart felt, honest performance every night.


Jesse was born in the city of Lethbridge and raised to his teen years in the southern Alberta farming community of Raymond. Jesse's early inspirations include the hypnotic sounds of big-name artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Black Crowes, City and Colour, Jack Johnson, Guns 'N' Roses, and Pink Floyd.

Jesse is a rocker who has done his fair share of "paying his dues" opening and touring with such acts as: Carson Cole, Clayton Bellamy (of The Road Hammers), Tupelo Honey, Retrograde, The Smalls, and Mcquaig to name just a few.

From 2003 to present, Jesse has had the pleasure of fronting southern Alberta's own hard rock trio "affliction" and received many noteable reviews, toured Canada, and received radio airplay throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

Jesse is currently working on a new solo album including the singles "Bitter Seed" and "Old Friend".

In 2009-2010 Jesse held an impressive 85 week residence at Steeps Tea Lounge on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, AB where he hosted an Acoustic Showcase. After a brief hiatus the showcase resumed in September 2011.

Some previous performances include:

The Owl Acoustic Lounge-Lethbridge, AB
The Hydeaway-Edmonton, AB
Ernie O's-Edson, AB
Hulberts-Edmonton, EB
The WORKS Festival-Edmonton, AB
On The Rocks Bar-Three Hills,AB
Trochu Community Hall-Trochu, AB
Buds on Broadway-Saskatoon,SK
The Civic-Nelson,BC
The Vat-Red Deer,AB
The Zone-Red Deer,AB
Shotgun Willy’s-Cranbrook,AB
The Capital-Whitehorse,YK
UofL the Zoo-Lethbridge,AB
The Zoo-Hay River,NT
The Cariboo Club-Hay River,NT
The Roxy-Saskatoon,SK
The Manning Hotel-Manning,AB
The Oxford Hotel-Brooks,AB
Heritage Inn-Taber,AB
The Avenue-The Pas,MB
Chef’s-Sylvan Lake, AB
The Sylvan Lake Hotel-Sylvan Lake, AB
The Arlington-Red Deer,AB
Cactus JAKS-Taber,AB
The Palace-Taber,AB
The Oilmans Club-Taber,AB
The Commodore-Edson,AB
The Caribou Hotel-Quesnel,BC
Watson Lake Hotel-Watson Lake,YK
The Royal Hotel-Medicine Hat, AB
Sidestreet pub-Medicine Hat, AB
Kickers-Medicine Hat, AB
And many more over the last 10 years


Jesse has been involved with multiple projects on many levels:

Never After Dark-
5 song self titled ep
Vocals/Lyrics/Rythm Guitar/Song Arrangements


Metal Reign- 2 song single-
"Maybe This Time" "the Ballad"
Vocals/Lyrics/Rythm Guitar/Song Arrangements


affliction. - 5 song sticks and stones ep
feturing "im sorry" (radio single)

affliction. - 2 song single -
"Broken Record"

affliction. - 2 song single -
" No More Rainy Days"
"You know You Just"

Lead Vocals/Lyrics/All Guitars/Song Arrangements

******currently in the writing and recording stage for a new affliction cd.

******Jesse is now in the final stages of his latest solo release.

Set List


lovers in the dark
hello heartache
what can ya do
happy song
old friend
blackbirds and bluejays
bitter seed
sit with me
whiskey breath
california maybe
read between the lines
sittin' here
drivin' back to Texas
easy way out
mr early mornin'


seven nation army-the white stripes
on the hood-matt mays
wicked come winter-matt mays
travellin'-matt mays
another brick in the wall prt2-pink floyd
a little less talk-toby keith
keep your hands to yourself-georgia satellites
turn the page-bob segar
maggie may-rod stewart
bad moon rising-ccr
proud mary-ccr
have you ever seen the rain?-ccr
move it on over-thorogood
she wont come to me-corb lund
shine up my boots-corb lund
jolene-dolly parton
wagon wheel-old crow medicine show
voodoo child-jimi hendrix
hey joe-jimi hendrix
safe and sound-hawksley workman
smoke baby-hawksley workman
mad world-gary jules
all along the watchtower- bob dylan
you aint goin' nowh