Jessica Lee Morgan is a singer and songwriter raised on a wholesome diet of folk and rock. Her on-stage style is honest yet playful, with songs and a voice that come from the heart. Born to Welsh singer Mary Hopkin and American-Italian producer Tony Visconti, a musical career was inevitable but Jessica has also worked in fields such as health and social care, with people from all sorts of backgrounds, and this reflects in her songwriting.
Her debut album, 'I Am Not', is an eclectic mix of songs supported by her parents, her brother Morgan Visconti, and her partner Christian Thomas. Live, she performs mostly with Christian on bass and her acoustic guitar, with percussion strapped to her army boots.
Jessica's second album 'Around The Block', which opens with the song 'I Am Not', is released on her birthday, 16th June, with a single, 'Waiting To Leave' released on 9th June.
All Jessica's own work, Around The Block is a return to her acoustic roots. Jessica sings, plays guitar, saxophone, ukelele and kazoo. She is supported by Christian Thomas on bass and Simon Adams on drums and percussion, with guest appearances from her brother Morgan Visconti, Paul Cuddeford (Holy Holy, Bob Geldof, Ian Hunter) and Jules Hay.
Around The Block is a completely acoustic album. This is in contrast to her previous album release I Am Not, which was an eclectic mix of acoustic and electronic music. Jessica co-produced the album with partner Christian Thomas, who recorded and mixed the album.
Jessica said "I wanted to have a more organic feel to this album. I felt that I wanted to break away from the rigid formality of a studio album, so wherever possible, we recorded in different places. Most of the guitars were tracked in our mobile recording studio in an orchard in Ross on Wye, and the saxophones were recorded on the A470 to Brecon!"
The first single from Around The Block will be 'Waiting To Leave'.
The album ends with 'This Is My Love Song'. Originally an electronic track on I Am Not, this live version was recorded on tour in the USA and features Christian, Morgan, and Tony Visconti on backing vocals.
Jessica will be touring with Bowie supergroup Holy Holy in March and April 2017, alongside her father Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex), Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars) and Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), as well as Paul Cuddeford, James Stevenson and Berenice Scott.
Jessica sings and plays saxophone, 12-string guitar and percussion in the band.
She will also open all of the shows along with Christian Thomas on bass. On four of the dates she will share the set with brother Morgan Visconti, and alternate their songs. (As brother and sister they were taught to share!).
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