Sunday Music – Jess Childs
The hills were quite literally alive with the sound of music when, as a grubby blonde urchin growing up in rural Wales, Jess first learned to play the guitar. Her mother’s love of all things Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (to name a few) permeated the walls of their family farmhouse and the simple sound of a vocal with acoustic guitar settled itself within her soul.
Since then she’s drawn on all that inspired her as a child to make a host of musical messages sing in a range of bold and beautiful settings, and have had the pleasure of singing at the most personal of occasions over the years as well as at a wide range of well-known public events too.
From naming ceremonies set in the wooded wilds, to top drawer festivals with a national name, Jess played my way through hundreds of sets created specifically with each individual audience in mind. As an original singer songwriter with a penchant for making each and every cover song her own, her aim is to connect with the guts of any tune and sing it directly to you.
Using a powerful vocal and the warmth of a simple guitar accompaniment she’s played countless first dances, walked brides down the aisle, welcomed in a great many guests and wished so many beautiful people a most wonderful celebratory day over the years.
Along the way she’s also written, recorded and launched my own EP The Plaster, appeared under my own steam at festivals including the National Audio Show, Brecon Jazz Fringe Festival, How The Light Gets In, Hay Festival Winter Festival and now Sunday Music at the Kings Arms Hotel!