Jessie Seely

Jessie Seely

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This freewheeling, twenty-year-old songwriter craves the stage. Expect high-energy shows that are refreshingly unpredictable! Invoking vocal comparisons to current popular artists Kelly Clarkson and Amy Lee (Evanescence). With, as one reviewer puts it, “Her own touch added to the mix!"

Biography

“What’s Hot Now” at the highly respected online industry giant GarageBand.com! This noteworthy recognition coming from a global company whose mission is to discover the best in independent music. A fine reward for this twenty-year-old performer who has no problem taking chances with her music and bravely refuses to do the same old thing. Jessie’s songwriting is spontaneous, opinionated, and even a bit spiritual at times. Through her lyrics she fearlessly puts her innermost feelings out there for everyone to hear. Invoking vocal comparisons to current popular artists Kelly Clarkson, Amy Lee (Evanescence) and Avril Levigne, as well as iconic rockers Chrissy Hynde and Heart’s Ann Wilson. With, as one reviewer puts it, “Her own touch added to the mix!"

This freewheeling entertainer craves the stage! Expect high-energy shows that are passionate, playful and refreshingly unpredictable. Gigs include an invitation to open for Dishwalla at the Key Club in Hollywood. Jessie and her band have also rocked the house at high profile LA venues such as the Hard Rock Café/Hollywood and BB King Blues Club. Always experimenting with her music, Jessie has recently completed an edgy sorta acoustic set for more intimate venues.

Lyrics

Don't Throw Your Life Away

Written By: Jessie Seely

I know that razor's looking pretty sweet
And I know those pills look good enough to eat, but

If it was that bad it would've killed you already
If it was that bad it would've killed you already

I know that noose is looking pretty good
And I know you're thinking one shot could change your mood, but

If it was that bad it would've killed you already
If it was that bad it would've killed you already

Hey!
Don't throw your life away
Today's just not your day
I know yesterday felt the same
But tomorrow's gonna be okay

Please, you know it's not worth it
Please, you know it's not that bad

If it was that bad it would've killed you already
If it was that bad it would've killed you already

Please, think of your family
Please, consider your friends

If it was that bad it would've killed you already
If it was that bad it would've killed you already

Hey!
Don't throw your life away
Today's just not your day
I know yesterday felt the same
But tomorrow's gonna be okay

Don't throw, don't throw your life away
Today's just not your day
I know yesterday felt the same
But tomorrow's gonna be

Instrumental Bridge

Hey!
Don't throw your life away
Today's just not your day
I know yesterday felt the same
But tomorrow's gonna be okay

Don't throw, don't throw your life away
Today's just not your day
I know yesterday felt the same
But tomorrow's gonna be okay

Don't throw your life away
Don't throw it away

You Need Not Walk Alone

Written By: Jessie Seely

It was hard to swallow, it was hard to take
I was here and gone tomorrow, and that was just my fate
It was hard those lonely hours, it was hard there in the dark
You were only kept alive by the beating of your heart

Don't cry
Don't cry

You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
Even though you know I'm gone
You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
And I've been here, I've been here all along

Now you're growing stronger, and you're growing wiser too
And if I could be there, I'd tell you I'm proud of you
I wanna see you laugh again, and I wanna see you smile
All that light inside you had been lost for a while

Don't cry
Don't cry

You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
Even though you know I'm gone
You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
And I've been here, I've been here all along

Think of me when I was smiling
Think of me with all my love for you
See me shining in every star above

Don't cry
Don't cry

You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
Even though you know I'm gone
You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
And I've been here, I've been here all along

You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
Even though you know I'm gone
You need not walk alone 'cause I'm beside you
And I've been here, I've been here all along

All along
All along

Pretty

Written By: Jessie Seely

Tell me, tell me I'm pretty
Say so if you think so
For once I need assurance
'cause all the magazines and all the TV screens say no
Am I pretty?

Every single page in a magazine shows another and another beauty queen
And I never look a thing like they do
And they say I should be thinner and they say I should be taller
Some things should be bigger, some things should be smaller too

But if you say so, I'll believe you
If you say so, I'll believe you

Tell me, tell me I'm pretty
Say so if you think so
For once I need assurance
'cause all the magazines and all the TV screens say no
Am I pretty?

Every single time I look around at all the pretty girls, I can't help but pout
'cause I never look a thing like they do

And I wanna be pretty 'cause I wanna catch your eye
Turn your head, drop your jaw when I walk by
'cause I'm pretty to you

But if you say so, I'll believe you
If you say so, I'll believe you

Tell me, tell me I'm pretty
Say so if you think so
For once I need assurance
'cause all the magazines and all the TV screens say no
Am I pretty?

Instrumental Bridge

Tell me, tell me I'm pretty
Say so if you think so
For once I need assurance
'cause all the magazines and all the TV screens say no

Tell me, tell me I'm pretty
Say so if you think so
For once I need assurance
'cause all the magazines and all the TV screens say no

Am I pretty?
Am I pretty, yeah
Am I pretty?

Discography

EP currently in pre-production
A collection of original songs, in a blend of musical styles…
As always, straight from the heart, and clearly from a female point of view!

Roster Artist
Versailles Records' “Too Fast For Love” a millennium tribute to Motley Crue
Authorized by the band, this internationally distributed double album is set for release June of 2007

Awards at GarageBand.com:

“Don’t Throw Your Life Away”

Best Female Vocals Overall
Best Female Vocals in Pop Rock

Track of the Week
Track of the Day

Best Melody in Pop Rock
Best Beat Overall
Best Beat in Pop Rock

“You Need Not Walk Alone”

Track of the Day in Pop Rock

“Pretty”

Track of the Day
Rocking Track in Pop Rock

Check out what listeners are saying at GarageBand.com/JessieSeely

Featured sound track artist for the 2006 Samsung/ Fresh Films Tampa film production.

Jessie’s songs are being selected for worldwide play by a growing list of indie music podcasters. Recent spins include:

“I-M Podcast”,
The best indie music as programmed weekly by Indie-Music.com

“Best of the Best” at Artist Weekly.com
Judged on songwriting skill, lyrics, performance, and listener ratings

95.5 KLOS-FM
Songs played on the nationally syndicated Mark and Brian radio show
(Copy of show available upon industry request)

Charitable Causes:
Roster artist / Member
“We’re More Than Kids, We’re Kids With A Cause” CD
Proceeds support the mission and work of the international children’s charity “Kids With A Cause”

Public Service:
Roster Artist
“Choices For Traffic Safety” CD
Winner of the 2003 “California Chief Operator Teen Driver” song and rap writing contest. Selected by judges from the MTV Network, California Superior Court (San Francisco) and Spirit Wind Studio. The compilation CD is distributed at school assemblies to emphasize driver responsibility among first time teen drivers and future drivers.