Jessica Beach

Jessica Beach

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
SoloPopAlternative

An inspired, compulsive songstress; her catalogue of original material has received International Radio Play, Film TV Placements and captured the hearts of fans and critics alike.

Biography

Jessica's current EP, "Songs For Sadie" is dedicated to her trusty hound who was by her side in the studio during all previous recordings and is now chasing rabbits in the sky. This 6-track album is a tight collection of keyboard and guitar driven cabaret pop. The first single, Cheap Junkies had over 100 000 views within weeks of the video's debut.

The album's journey began in Aachen, Germany at NomadStudios, where she worked with long-time drummer BJ Genton to lay down the bed tracks. The rest of the album took shape in Vancouver before making the trip to Seattle for mixing with Jack Endino at Soundhouse Studio.

Jessica has shared the stage with Hedley, Wanting Qu, Simple Plan, Mobile, Lily Frost and SilverSun Pickups.

BACKGROUND
Growing up, Jessica was exposed to a broad range of music - everything from skate punk to club dub.

As a child Jessica could often be found lying under the stereo, belting out tunes of Sam Cooke and Linda Ronstadt on the record player. At age five, her father rescued a piano from a church basement and refinished it in their garage, allowing Jessica to channel her creative energy.

After travelling across the country between Victoria and Toronto, Jessica landed in the middle making a home in Calgary. There, she began recording demos with a local producer at Organic Sounds Studio, releasing her first independent EP in 2003.

In 2004, she won Calgary's 'Unsigned Vibe' contest, allowing her to record her Sticky Hands album and produce three music videos for her singles; "Change," "The World" and "Sticky Hands." The album obtained national distribution in Canada, charted radio airplay and video play on Much Music and MuchMore Music.

Jessicas 2009 studio release, For Your Protection gained radio airplay and demonstrated the consistent strength of her songwriting.

Jessica has established a diverse catalogue of music throughout her career that represents her growth as both a songwriter and performing artist.

Jessica's 2011 single, Warning Signs (co-writen and recorded with Producer Jeff Dawson - Daniel Powter, State of Shock, The Dudes) was announced as a finalist in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition for the Adult Contemporary category.

In 2009, her co-writing efforts with the SAC landed Jessica a placement with international Asian pop stars S.H.E. who recorded and released the song "Take Me" (Shouli wo) on their 2010 album "Shero". Their 2010 album was the third best selling album in Taiwan, with over 120,000 copies sold.

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PRESS COVERAGE

2012 Vancouver Province
2011 Vancouver Province
2011 Calgary Herald
2011 Ottawa Citizen
2011 Saskatoon Star Phoenix
2010 Cover story & feature article in Muzik Etc Magazine
2010 Vancouver Province
2009 St John's Telegram
2009 The National Post
2008 Toronto Star

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FESTIVAL SHOWCASES

2009 JunoFest (Vancouver)
2008 Canada Music Week (Toronto)
2007 New Music West (Vancouver)
2007 Toronto Independent Music Awards (Toronto)
2007 Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, Germany)
2006 Western Canadian Music Awards (Vancouver)
2005 Canada Music Week (Toronto)

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CHARITY EVENTS

2012 Canucks Autism Foundation; World Autism Day
2009 "Cates For the Cure"
2009 Vancouver Music Industry in support of the Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach Program
2009 "Babes For Breasts"
2007 Cates for the Cure
2006 Engineers Without Border

Lyrics

Sweetness

Written By: Jessica Beach

you were wide awake my love
i wasn't dreaming when i told you the things
that made me jump up out of my skin

you were wise while i was terrified
but you were cool and calm and you kept it all together

and you said you'd stay with me
hold me while i chase my dreams
you said you'd save all of your sweetness for me

your cooler head prevails
where i've been known to fail
but you were strong and you gave me
the sweet sleep of confession... of confession

when you said you'd stay with me
hold me while i chase my dreams
and you said you save all of your sweetness for me

oh my love
we cannot know what's below or above
but i'll spend every day
just telling you

stay with me
hold me while i chase my dreams
save all of your sweetness for me

your sweetness for me

Undone

Written By: Jessica Beach

If I could show you now
what i have done
the world around you would be faded

and you'd let go
of the lies you've spun
and you'd see what has begun

If I could hold you now
I could save you, but
My arms can't reach you when you run
I have prayed for a way I could believe you, but
I can't make the past become undone

Your heart is locked
It's worse than anything and I have never seen
Anyone who's so afraid of themselves
As they're lookin' out at what should be the key

If I could hold you now
I could save you, but
My arms can't reach you when you run
I have prayed for a way I could believe you, but
I can't make the past become undone

The rest is in your head now
without the comfort of my embrace to hold you
the road ahead is wide
open space is all mine!

I see possibilities my world is fuller while yours stays so empty...

If I could hold you now
I could save you, but
My arms can't reach you when you run
I have prayed for a way I could believe you, but
I can't make the past become undone

You've come undone

You'd Be So Lucky

Written By: Jessica Beach

If I was your girl I would whisper your name
and I'd bring you
coffee tea or me
and I'd drive out
just to hang five minutes with you on the street
and I'd show up
with a smile as big as it could be
but I'd hold out
just long enough to know you care

If I was your girl
I would sing to you into the wind

And I'd call you
late at night
just so you'd know you're not alone
and I'd show you
how a heart can make a house a home

If I was your girl
I would sing to you into the wind

Now it's taken me over
I miss you by the time I hit the parking lot
I'd spead away in my car
Just to get pulled over
like a criminal if you were a cop

If I was your girl
I would sing to you into the wind

I'd whisper your name
until it carried to you
and I know that you felt the same
'cause I dont' just want to be resuces
no I don't just want to be rescued....