Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Besides Jesse's poignant yet hilarious live persona, what makes her so unique is her raw smokey voice that is truly all her own. It's something most don't expect from a girl under 5' in her early 20s.

Biography

Jesse Thomas is an L.A. based artist originally from Covington, Kentucky. In late 2008, with little money in her pocket she packed up her bags and moved out to Los Angeles by herself not knowing a soul when she arrived. After a few open mics around the valley and some very rough home-recorded demos, she caught the attention of producer Jim Roach. “Jim found me on MySpace. He was looking at another bands profile as a possible project, and I happened to comment on their page the same day.” she says. Once Jim heard her wildly unique voice and ability to write amazing songs the rest was history. The two soon met for coffee to chat and Jesse soon signed to Jim Roach’s Red Parade Music Group. “Jim pushed me to write lots of songs and we’d check in with each other every few days. In this process I learned just how strong of a writer I could be if I just kept pushing myself.” In the fall of 2009, with a handful of great songs, the two began the long process of working together to develop Jesse into what she is today.

Toward the end of 2009, Jim passed the newly recorded music onto old friend and colleague Rob McDermott at The Collective Management, famous for managing the band Linkin Park. Jesse’s unmistakable voice and raw passionate songs were enough to blow Rob away and score her a management deal with The Collective, a true management powerhouse.

Besides her poignant yet hilarious live persona, what makes Jesse so unique is her raw smokey voice that is truly all her own. It’s something most don’t expect from a girl under 5’ in her early 20s.

In Spring 2010 Jesse finished up her debut album “Hazel EP” which hit iTunes and stores internationally in September 2010 through Red Parade Music. The album debuted in the top ten of the singer/songwriter charts and was featured on ITunes “New and Noteworthy,” as well as the “Indie Spotlight.” In February 2011 her song “You I Want” will be featured as a Starbucks “pick of the week,” with a free download card in all locations in the U.S and Canada. Her song “Stay” was featured on teen nicks “Degrassi” and her YouTube video of the same song has generated over 80,000 views. She has opened for John Mayer, Owl City, Lights, and Angel Taylor.

Jesse’s new, and first full length record “War Dancer” released on February 14th 2012 on Red Parade Music.