Jessicas Ghost
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Jessicas Ghost

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"The Mag Review - Sarah"

Jessica's Ghost conjure up the vision of The Pretenders, with 'that Christmas song' they did firmly entrenched, not just in the bass line, but also is the rhythm, guitars and violin!

However, I'm not remotely tempted to write this band off as the melody saves the day. If the vocal was just more confident, this would be an absolute classic, but you get the impression it's holding back just a bit.

This is a good band and with a bit of work, they could be really impressive. They'd need to write a more original sounding track and make sure the singer knows how good she is and they'd be on to a winner.

"Unearthed Treasures Jessicas Ghost Review"

Jessica's Ghost
From the backgrounds of St Helens and Liverpool, folk band Jessicas Ghost are making music that may not have that mainstream appeal, but it reel's you in with secluded lullabies and luscious lyrics.
Their sound branches into Celtic proportions with the song Disguise. From the string plucking and the quick shuffling drum beat it makes a comprehensive arrangement worthy of the Irish's adulation.

Nowhere To Run is a song that builds itself up for the chorus to showcase the gorgeous voice of the woman we only know as Emma. Whilst Sarah is a sweet, float-away melodic tune that has you pulled in from the start. Emma's voice is still a strong audible point that makes you want to hear more of her. And its clever that the rest of the band have made their main instruments, like the strings and percussion fit perfectly around her voice.

If you would like to see Jessicas Ghost live they are playing in the North West region right through til May.

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"A ghost worth seeing and hearing"

Forget your busy life, lay down your cares for a moment and take time to enjoy some fine melodic music from Jessica’s Ghost. Their EP ‘Return to the Start’ is a small collection of finely fashioned soulful songs built on groundwork of intricate musicianship, perceptive lyrics and superb vocals.

I’m told folk songs are intense, meaningful, narrative songs, filled with social commentary. I’m also told that pop music has none of those qualities. I’d argue with that - some pop music has great depth and is the folk music of its day. Who cares? However you arrive at your definitions, Liverpool-based Jessica’s Ghost make great music – folk or pop.

‘Stand Alone’ is one of those songs that you hear once and it’s with you all day. That’s no criticism – because the more you hear it the more there is to hear. Emma’s voice delivers the sensitive poignant lyrics beautifully. And I’m pleased to tell you that Seb’s percussion is spot on - with such an upfront beat many drummers would swamp the vocals. ‘Sarah’ is a gem – and my favourite track. Emma’s voice hits all the right emotional buttons with her delivery of the sensitive lyrics that reach out to touch your soul, while cello and mandolin set up connections of subtlety that fit perfectly.

Some songs take unusual turns often when you least expect them – ‘Disguise’ is one of those. Perhaps the least immediately accessible song on the EP but persevere you’ll grow to love it. There’s depth worth reaching into. Listen to the lyrics and tell me you don’t identify with the sentiment. ‘Run Away With Me’ is another beautiful slice of spirit for your imagination - “Run away with me ‘til there’s nowhere left to hide,” - these folk write superb songs about life experiences that affect all of us. If this one doesn’t get to you you’re already dead and don’t know it.

Jessica’s Ghost an unsigned band? I for one cannot imagine why. When you find yourself outside the doors of a club with Jessica’s Ghost headlining, go in, you’ll be glad you did.

Jessica’s Ghost is Emma (guitar, vocals) Martin (keyboards, mandolin, vocals) Moxy (double bass, bass, mandola) Sarah (cello) and Seb (drums, percussion).

Tim Carroll
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Jessicas Ghost are a unique indie folk band from the North West of England. Formed in 2006 the band have played every major music venue in Liverpool and the surrounding areas. The mix of instruments and the varied influences of the band members really makes Jessicas Ghost stand out from the crowd. In the year they have been together they have grown a strong following in their home town and are beginning to build a strong reputation further afield.