Jessie Moncrieff

Jessie Moncrieff

Jessie Moncrieff Photo credit: Nigel Lupton

Originally a classically trained violin player, Jessie took up the guitar and began writing songs whilst travelling Europe in 2008. She eventually settled in London after spending a year tracing her family roots back to the Midlands, UK, and exploring Indian, Scottish and various other styles of folk music from around the world. She currently plays with a wonderful band featuring Bobby Williams, Iain Ross, Natasha Kraemer and Helen Kruger. The group have been performing Jessie’s songs in small venues and house concerts around London and are currently focussed on recording a new album together. Jessie’s first EP was released by the label A Future Without in 2010 with the title track Georgie, as well as the beautifully arranged Mind’s Eye, included on a number of compilation records including one for the lovely Folk Room collective based in London. Alongside her own group Jessie plays with Cambridge-based band Gerard and the Watchmen. The Watchmen appeared at Cambridge Folk Festival, Secret Garden Party, The Royal Albert Hall and a number of music festivals around Europe last year. They are currently recording a new album. Keep up with Jessie Moncrieff here.
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