Indie, Pop, Roots
Missy Higgins, Gretta Ray, Nina Nesbitt
Joni Mitchell, Corey Kilgannon, Emmylou Harris, Taylor Swift, First Aid Kit
Music has been the one consistent thing in Jemima's life. The singer-songwriter spent her late teen years living in her van as she road-tripped the Australian east coast, playing her songs to anyone who would listen. Her dog Levi came too, naturally.
At 20-years-old Jemima decided, on a whim, to move to London. She became a regular performer at bars in Soho, Camden, and Kensington. Not seeming to understand the concept of a “day off”, Jemima would use her non-gigging days to busk in London’s busiest streets, armed with fingerless gloves during the winter months, and an unwavering desire to connect with people.
Jemima auditioned for and was accepted into the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM London), where she studied a Bachelor of Songwriting. She took up drum lessons and learned piano. Jemima also plays guitar and ukulele.
Driven by an insatiable desire to tell stories that mean something, Jemima recently released her debut EP, "Things I Never Said". The confessional five-track EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter albums chart for Australia.
The EP's latest single "As You Are", a '60s-inspired pop track, debuted at #1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter singles chart for Australia.
Jemima's first release of the year, "Patient", reached #2 on the same chart. The folk-pop ballad — which explores the intricacies of mental health — also won the approval of folk musician Angus Stone. After hearing the song, Stone invited Jemima to his home studio to sing backing vocals on his Dope Lemon release, "Streets of Your Town".