Let me introduce to you Jessy Martens, to
many of you unknown I think. Jessy Martens is a young, 24 year old lady from
Hamburg, Germany. At this age, she already released her fourth album, Live
at Blues Baltica. I had 1 album of her and played it again after a long time
and was pretty impressed again, so I collected the other 3 as well. She has
a powerful voice and she gives me the shivers now and then, but that is
personal ofcourse. Below is a Google Translation of her German site. Don't
miss her and enjoy!!
Comparisons with Amy Winehouse, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin or
whoever may flatter the singer from Hamburg. They need not have! Latest on
her new album shows the power woman with the "voice to die for" (rock times)
independent character. With BRAND NEW RIDE published Jessy Martens, 24 years
old, already their fourth CD and at the same time celebrating her debut as a
songwriter. A hefty dose of rock, blues, soul and soulful ballads, casual
cool grooves and licks, all produced excellent make, except the singer to
much more than a tip!
"Live on Stage" is just her "thing" under the skin and into the heart -
there aims and there she meets the lady too! Her emotional depth, her love
of music, her enormous energy and its sheer stunning stage presence combine
into an explosive mixture, which one can not escape. Jessy Martens and her
newly formed band in late 2010 give the Blues with their songs and
expressive interpretations of Ray Charles, KT Tunstall and Duffy a proper
makeover. The entire band features music class. No wonder then that German
radio stations and music critics Jessy Martens + band promptly nominated for
the German Blues Award. "An outstanding band", summarizes and Germany radio!
We can only wonder where the journey of the young singer in her Brand New
Ride, will go with her new band. A blank slate is not long. With over 500
concerts, inter alia important to many of the main stages in the blues
festivals + jazz scene as well as 4 CD + 1 DVD production in the luggage, it
has been among the most outstanding voices of the blues in Europe and her
band as a top act. The enthusiasm of the audience and the press, among
organizers and fellow musicians is downright effusive.
Here Jessy had pursued for years very different goals. Been trained from
childhood in dance and music, she had already completed a 16 musical
training, years of solo voice sang in various gospel choirs, and was the
"flagship" talent of the Hamburg School of Music. Then she landed by
accident in Hamburg's legendary Cotton Club and was infected by the term
blues. Together with the Hamburg Blues pianist Jan Fischer (German Blues
Award winner of 2011) and his band worked Jessy Martens from then on their
past success. With their new, young team Jessy wants to inspire far beyond
the boundaries of the genre beyond the audience.
JESSY MARTENS + BAND
Pressure in solid blues rock-soulful sound brings the end of 2010, newly
formed band on stage. It shines beside Jessy Martens v.a. The 22-year-old
guitarist Werner novel with tremendous enthusiasm, virtuosity and feeling.
Roman Werner (guitar), Jan Fischer (keyboards), Tom Rohloff (bass) and
Christian Kolf (drums) provide the necessary foundation Jessy, a groove and
shine as soloists. Already on their first concerts, the response was
tremendous. The Kieler Nachrichten are convinced after the Blues Festival
2011: "This crew is the future!" And this, the band at a fast pace in
attack: two CDs with the best reviews have been created in 2011, the next
album is already being planned!