About Jessica Beach
Jessica grew up in Toronto’s Annex district with exposure to everything from skate punk to club dub.
As a child, she was an avid fan of the Dr Demento show and enjoyed dressing up like Laurie Anderson for Halloween and reciting Cheech and Chong skits while her Grandmother recorded them to tape.
Inspired by her family's vinyl collection, Jessica could often be found lying under the stereo belting out along with Sam Cooke and Linda Ronstadt. By age ten, she knew all the words to the entire soundtrack of 'American Graffiti'.
Her father rescued a piano from a church basement and refinished it in their garage; thus allowing Jessica to channel her energy into something a bit more “productive”.
Today, she has produced two full-length albums; three music videos; obtained airplay on CHR, Rock & AC radio; toured Canada; showcased in Hamburg and LA; opened for bands like Simple Plan, Hedley, Mobile, Lily Frost, Scatterheart and SilverSun Pickups; placed songs on CBC TV and two independent films; received press coverage in The National Post, Georgia Straight and St John's Telegram... and she’s done it all without a record label. But she has sure had a lot of help along the way.
Starting in Calgary where she worked with Carl Cress, producing her first demo's. Those recordings won her the 2004 'Unsigned Vibe 2004' contest. And the funding to record her 2006 commercial début, STICKY HANDS. She went on to Produce three music videos for the singles "Change" "The World" and "Sticky Hands".
STICKY HANDS and her latest Studio Record "FOR YOUR PROTECTION" are available world wide through itunes and CDBaby.
"An artist who's originality and passion will make legends Carole King, Kate Bush and Tori Amos proud...Jessica also puts on a hot live show".
- Stewart Meyers, Program Director, Astral Media. Edmonton, AB.
"FOR YOUR PROTECTION is one of those records that from the moment you press play, you know you've found something special. This album defies gravity!"
- Matt Schichter Music Director, Fuel 90.3, Calgary, AB.
"Jessica's songs are hooky and very radio-friendly… well-written, well-produced material …fantastic to watch as a live performer!" - Mike Savage, Artist Manager (Meiko), former Senior Director Creative & Media, A&R Worldwide.
After performing at Hamburg's Reeperbahn festival in 2007, Jessica was featured in a segment on Vancouver on ZDF TV (aired in August 2008).
Despite her secret desire to be stranded on a deserted island with Tom Waits, a piano and a case of Lagavulin, Jessica currently lives in Canada.