Jessica Fogle
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Jessica Fogle

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Pop


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"Melancholy Frog/Jessica Fogle"

"A true treasure to behold, this women packs nuclear sized energy in a teeny frame. Hear her great chops, awesome wit and angelic voice, We at the Orphanage are at her service, you will be too."
--Jan 20,2008 - The Orphanage

"The Orphanage"

"Whoa!!!! Millie,
the night was a smashhhhhhhhhhhhh HIT! ...Ms.Jessica Fogle kicked it off by making 45 people fall in love with her, in two songs - Goddess Queen!!! So tasty--and she quotes super mario bros. Her Spirit remains with ussssssssssss."
-Spoon, The Orphanage, Mar 12, 2007 - Spoon

"Des Pickard"

"the magnificent Jessica Fogle (,...swing(s) her knifeblade of song, one edge dripping acid, the other honey, the reflected light burning lost blueprints and indelible sigils on the sensitive retinas of your inner vision – the knife is a distraction, the light is the weapon, as you’ll realize when it’s far too late. I sure don’t know what any of that means, but her music is too good for it not to be true somehow."


"For many more reviews..."

...please visit Many more reviews are posted there, including press for Were the World Mine (NYTimes, Advocate, etc). -




WERE THE WORLD MINE (2008, movie soundtrack). Original music by Jessica Fogle, score/arrangements by Tim Sandusky.



Jessica Fogle has been writing songs since she was 3 years old, starting out with the poppy casio hits "A Nickle and a Shank" (she doesn't know what that means) and "Let's Dance!". She later won statewide songwriting competitions in elementary school by writing moving ballads about world peace and children governing. Now she writes thoughtful and/or quirky songs as a solo singer-songwriter, blending folk-rock-pop with jazz-influenced piano and experimental/confessional lyrics...sort of like if Fiona Apple ate Kurt Vonnegut and washed it down with some Beatles or Liz Phair, and then, bloated, went swimming in a mellow moody film score. And perhaps dried off taking a walk on Sesame Street.

She also has an MFA in musical theatre writing, which infiltrates her style at times, and an obsession with Chopin and Beethoven, which was beaten into her fingers from an early age and at the conservatory where she was often expected to "TRANSPOSE!"

To date, she has written over 12 albums, however you've never heard of most of them because they are kept hidden in her personal vault. Du Bist Einen Fogle!, her 2nd full album and first studio release, is NOW AVAILABLE! (May 2010). (*her first album, Melancholy Frog, can be purchased only at a live show, re-release date TBD).

She is also a regular person, and lives in Chicago, buttering her bread as a piano teacher. Although she doesn't actually eat butter. But she has 30 students who don't know that. She is also living out her lifelong dream of having a soulmate named Ray, and they share a home w/ their cat Mushroom.