Jess and The Bandits
Plus Jade Helliwell and Candi’s Dog
Country music really is a powerful thing. It unites fans, and it brings bands together too. Jess and the Bandits are the living proof.
Frontwoman Jessica Clemmons, the singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas with the big voice and the warm personality, bonded with the four Brits who make up the Bandits over their mutual love of the music. They’ve turned that shared affection into some of the most accessible country-pop-rock of the last few years.
Jessica is the sort of engaging and effusive performer that wins a truckload of new admirers at every performance, not to mention on every recording, hence the response she’s had all over the place in her second home on this side of the Atlantic.
The last couple of years have been a whirlwind of successes, with playlist support from BBC Radio Two for a number of their singles, and a wealth of press and TV exposure. Their performance of ‘Wichita Lineman’ on the late Terry Wogan’s Sunday morning show sent social media into a frenzy, with fans demanding the cover appear on their debut album. It did…and matched with twelve equally impressive originals, the album soared to number 3 in the UK Country Chart.
8pm – 8:25pm: Candi’s Dog
8:35pm – 9pm: Jade Helliwell
9:15pm – 10:30pm: Jess & the Bandits
Please note timings are subject to change