Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas

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Howie Day meets Jack Johnson 20-year-old singer/songwriter with his heart on his sleave.

Biography

Jesse Thomas is a Florida-based singer/songwriter who captivates audiences with his heart touching songs. Jesse crafts emotional lyrics built around the primal topics of life, love, and everything in between. The twenty-year-old up and coming performer has a clear knack for writing piercing songs that are both memorable and meaningful. Jesse's music has been described as a style blend of Howie Day and Jason Mraz with a voice like Three Doors Down. His music also displays the depth of classic singer/songwriters such as Cat Stevens and Jackson Browne.

Although Jesse Thomas is only twenty, his music often displays a maturity often only gained though a rough-and-tumble life. Part of that derives from the fact that Jesse grew up with modest means in North Fort Myers, Florida, far removed from the image of beaches and Spring Breakers that people tend to associate with the area. Sometimes referred to as "Scumcoast" instead of Suncoast, the downtrodden crime-ridden locale has become a Muse of sorts. The upbringing served as a backbone to instill a sense of realism that is typically not found in a performer his age.

One aspect that has always been constant in Jesse's life is his love for both music and songwriting. Shortly after learning how to write, Jesse began to write short little rhymes. And before that, Jesse's grandmother had begun showing the artistic youngster nursery rhymes on the piano. After years of continuing for himself what his grandmother started for him on the piano, and eventually teaching himself how to play the drums. Just two years ago Jesse began playing the guitar. He immediately began a steady outpouring of emotional lyrics with backdrop of guitar. As a generally guarded individual, Jesse's music has become his most honest and pure form of expression.

During a coffeehouse performance in May of 2006, only weeks after Jesse started playing in front of an audience, he caught the attention of Creative 22 Records. The label saw the immense potential of the new performer, and shortly after inked a deal to work with the young singer/songwriter. Jesse has since begun narrowing down material for an eagerly-awaited official EP release in May, 2007.

Lyrics

Satellite

Written By: Jesse Thomas

She called me one day, said i'm outta here
I got to see her for a sec then she dissapeared
So unexpected, so sudden, that i didn't see it coming
And now that she's gone, i start to think
What i never thought, never knew, I didn't know

That we'd have to be,
So far apart, for me to see
That she fits my heart, and so I'll

I'll buy a satellite, so I can see her anytime I like
It's crazy I know but i like it,
I like the idea just fine
I'll buy a satellite, so i can see her and I'll feel alright
I'm crazy I'm outta my mind, but I like the idea just fine
So i'll buy a satellite

Well she's gone, but i never really let her go
Only just got to know her, then she hit the road
So random so outta the blue it's true
Now that she's gone, I start to think
What I never thought, never knew, I didn't know

That we'd have to be,
So far apart, for me to see
That she fits my heart, and so I'll

I'll buy a satellite, so i can see her anytime I like
It's crazy i know but I like it,
I like the idea just fine
I'll buy a satellite, so i can see her and I'll feel alright
I'm crazy I'm outta my mind, but I like the idea just fine
So i'll buy a satellite

So long my dear, wish you were here
So long my dear, wish you were here
So long my dear, wish you were here

I'll buy a satellite, so I can see her anytime I like
It's crazy I know but I like it,
I like the idea just fine
I'll buy a satellite, so I can see her and I'll feel alright
I'm crazy I'm outta my mind, but I like the idea just fine
So I'll buy a satellite

I like the idea just fine.

She Asked

Written By: Jesse Thomas

She asked him, did he, think she was, pre-tty
He just looked at her and said no.

She asked him, did he, like her
He just looked at her and said no.

Then she asked him, if she left, would he cry
Once again he said no.

A single tear rolled down her face,
As she turned to walk away,
He grabbed her by the arm and said,
"This is what I mean to say..."

I don't think that you're pretty, you are beautiful
And I don't like you, I love you,
And if you ever left, I wouldn't cry
I would, die
Because I think you're beautiful
Because I think you're beautiful

I don't think that you're pretty, you are beautiful
And I don't like you, I love you,
And if you ever left, I wouldn't cry
I would, die
Because I think you're beautiful
Because I think you're beautiful

I think you're beautiful.

Discography

Upcoming EP (May 2007 on Creative 22 Records)

Set List

Slow Down
In Your Head
Happy
Fallen Angel
Let Me Be The One
Life Street
Release
She Asked
Will See You Soon
I Told You So
Simple Man * (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
Ordinary
Myself
What Do You Think
Just Fine
Satellite