I'm Jennie and I'm a musician. ("Hi Jennie.")
Being a true musician, to me, means pretty much being a functioning addict with an addiction that seems to be sociably acceptable. (I'm not complaining.) I wouldn't say I'm 'suffering' from musician-itis but sometimes being a full-time musician isn't as fun as it sounds but I wouldn't change it for the world. Music has connected me to myself and the world in a way that nothing else has ever come close to. It has saved my life and for that I will be forever grateful. Music truly is a sacred and magical language that as humans we take for granted and exploit. I pray that this is never the case for me or Apollo strike me down!
I've been on stage since I was three, starting with dancing and soon to follow with piano, so I'm no stranger to performing, which is really what I live for. I'm a performer and entertainer through and through and I thrive off the connections I can make with complete strangers and the ability to take people through a journey of emotions during my performances. Our emotions make us human, and I try to show that through my songs. Joy, sadness, laughter, anger... It varies a lot and all has a space to be heard, hence why I write such an array of genres too. Rap, comedy, pop, jazz, you name it, I'll play it. The most important thing for me is being raw and real and getting up close and personal with life and my listeners and showing them the real me in all it's ugliness and beauty. I struggle to get on board with anything too serious and 'business-minded,' which can (and is, trust me) a struggle when being a professional performer, but I figure that people (myself for one) connect more with a person and someone who is real, than a business model which has been set out for them as the 'route to success.' I'm just plodding along, doing my thing, and knowing that if people are drawn to my music, it's for a reason.
I do lots of live gigs, and mostly use my Facebook page for updates, which can be found here:
Performing live is really my bread and butter, and where I feel most at home, but I am doing my best to get more stuff online for you guys to check out and to hopefully inspire you to come and see me in the flesh to get the real picture!
Peace out, keep on fighting, and don't hesitate to get in touch on my 'contact' page for any queries. (Or send me a random limerick 'coz those things are the balls.)