Artist info



Sounds like

Paulo Nutini, Jeff Buckley, Trevor Hall

band members

Jesse Witney - Guitars/Vocals/Percussion/Ukelele + Featured Guests


Fat Freddy's Drop, Manu Chao, Paul Simon

Unearthed artists we like

Matt Corby, MEG MAC, HUSKY, Kooii



Jesse Witney is an independent artist who weaves Soul, Brazilian and Roots styles into uniquely Australian music. His thirst for exploration and love of world music have seen him journey abroad to share his music in the UK, Brazil, Germany and Hawaii.

Splendour in the Grass, Woodford, Island Vibe and The National folk festival are just some of festivals that Jesse has performed at in Australia. Internationally he has toured twice in Germany as the Jesse Witney Trio, and performed in Hawaii with Artists such as Tubby Love, Amber Lily and Charlie Magee (Formidable Vegetable Sound System).

The success of his crowdfunding campaign in 2018 took Jesse to Brazil with his Co-Producer, Thomas Mitchell to record at Carolina Studios in Rio de Janeiro, allowing Jesse to work with, and learn from some of the best musicians in the scene.

Witney’s debut full-length album, Animal Cities, recorded between Australia and Brazil, embodies the joy, precision and infectious energy that people have come to know Jesse for. The first single off the Album, The System (Due out April 6), explores Jesse’s passion for a more socially equitable and environmentally responsible world.