Jess Kemp

Associate Lecturer / PAL Scheme Coordinator *

Having grown up on the Manchester Music circuit, Jess Kemp has 10 years of music industry experience as both a performer and songwriter. As well as this, Jess is a proud member of the BIMM alumni, having graduated with a 1:1 BA (Hons) in Music Business in 2018.

Jess’s original releases have landed national airplay with BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing and more regionally BBC Radio Manchester, XS Manchester & Amazing Radio. Find all of Jess’s music on all major streaming/download platforms and YouTube. Over the years, Jess has hit the stages as a headline act at the likes of Manchester Academy 3, Club Academic, The Deaf Institute, Sacred Trinity Church, Gullivers, The Eagle Inn and Factory Manchester. As a lover of festivals herself, Jess is a regular performer on the circuit having joined the lineup for the likes of; Kendal Calling, Bluedot Festival, Salford Music Festival, YANA Festival followed by a UK Pride Festival Tour in 2019. The tour included dates in Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, Northumberland, Kent, Chester and Bolton.

As a nominee for ‘Best Unsigned Female’ in the Best Of British Unsigned Music Awards and a finalist of Indie Week Europe, Jess’s music is a well-known token of the Manchester scene with lots more exciting releases and plans in the pipeline.

* Freelance lecturer
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