Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Joni Mitchell, Twain, Laura Marling, Bedouine, Fleetwood Mac


band members

Jessie Monk Denise Dombrowski Sebastian Hoch Paul Santner


Influences

Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, George Harrison, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake


Bio

Jessie Monk appears to be a conglomeration of subatomic particles, originally from GunaiKurnai land in Australia. She sings folk songs inspired by the people she keeps meeting, stories she keeps hearing and thresholds she keeps walking through. Also occasionally dancin' and and actin', Jessie had a brief professional music theatre career in Australia, living her dreams in David Bowie’s last piece, Lazarus. She began singing her own tunes for people around Israel in 2019 before moving to Berlin in 2020 where she was astounded by her warm welcome to the thriving folk scene. Chasing the holy grail of albums like Blue and New Skin for the Old Ceremony, from Jessie, you can expect to hear earthy, story-lead folk songs about longing, loving and meeting that stranger in the mirror who continually surprises us.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

Jessie's cut from the same worn vintage cloth as some classy songwriters of yore. Finely detailed, emotionally delivered.

Jessie's cut from the same worn vintage cloth as some classy songwriters of yore. Finely detailed, emotionally delivered.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

21 Feb 2021

Triple J
50

Stunning, with the power and prowess of Joni Mitchell.

Stunning, with the power and prowess of Joni Mitchell.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

27 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

Whoosh! This is gorgeous Jessie. You wear your influences on your sleeve, but boy howdy do you make it your own. Just beautiful.

Whoosh! This is gorgeous Jessie. You wear your influences on your sleeve, but boy howdy do you make it your own. Just beautiful.