Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

Kate Miller-Heidke, Fiona Apple, tori amos


band members

Jessica Monck - Piano and Vocals


Influences

Scott Walker, Fiona Apple, Sondheim


Unearthed artists we like

Seth Sentry, The Rocketeers


Bio

Musically, Jessica is more focused on musical theatre rather than pop music, which shows in her lyrics. In her final year of high school she received a SACE stage subject 2 award for Swing Band, and an award for Composing and Arranging. Since then she has released one contemporary music album and is currently working on a second. Jessica was the lead composer and musical director in the University production Slumway where she provided the majority of the musical score for a wide variety of instruments and voices while also taking on the roles of piano player, graphic designer, and conductor. She has also created several pieces for Muriel Matters, a local production which has been recorded in the parliamentary library and is now touring Australia (You can check out more information at this site: http://www.murielmatterssociety.com.au/Muriel_Matters_Society_Inc./The_M...) In late 2011, Jessica completed a Musical Theatre piece called 'Tick-Tock' as a part of her honours thesis. With her scriptwriter and friend, Natalie Texler, they put on five shows in the University Theatre with a cast of twelve and a small orchestra of eight (you can check out the details here: http://balanceoftime.wordpress.com) Earlier this year Jessica finished her Honours in Bachelor of Arts with a first, and is hoping to put on a cabaret show someday in the near future. She is still hoping to achieve more in Musical Theatre. (Photo Taken By Terry Hewitt: http://terryhewittphotography.com or look up terryhewittphotography on Facebook)

Review

LydianMode

22 Dec 2011

50

Look, whoever reviewed below has obviously got a very different taste in music, which begs the question as to why they're checking out something labelled 'pop'. This is a demo track, yes, meaning the production values are lower than what would be considered for an album track, but for what they are, they're really clean and simple, which works. I would suggest removing a lit...

Look, whoever reviewed below has obviously got a very different taste in music, which begs the question as to why they're checking out something labelled 'pop'. This is a demo track, yes, meaning the production values are lower than what would be considered for an album track, but for what they are, they're really clean and simple, which works. I would suggest removing a little bit of the reverb from the voice, as well as maybe spreading out the dynamic of the instruments, so that you can really get where everything is coming from, but again, production values. Regarding unoriginality, that's a pretty big leap of logic. Name something 'original' these days. Please. Do so. I bet you I can find someone doing exactly the same thing but better and earlier. The truth is, this is easy listening, cleanly written, charming and whimsical pop. It's not overproduced and overwritten, nor are the lyrics boring. I would suggest perhaps changing up the instrumentation as you work through the song, just to keep people on their toes, but hey, I listen to music. I don't write the stuff! I'm rating this song highly because I believe that everyone deserves encouragement, not bitchslapping, and KarmaIsACunt is obviously trying to make some ridiculous point that no one will get unless he fully explains himself. Be constructive with your criticism, people. Please. There's enough bitchiness in the world as it is. If you can't be helpful, keep your fucking mouth shut.

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