Jen Stevens is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in the North East.
An experienced and passionate live performer, often compared to the likes of Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Regina Spektor. Jen’s debut solo album, ‘Little One,’ is a collection of songs documenting a journey of mistakes and misdemeanours, of love and loss, of healing and of hope, and was released to critical acclaim in 2017, following four successful releases with her band, the Hiccups. It was written following the loss of her mother, and in part documents the various stages of grief, alongside the idea of looking after each other and those close to us.
‘Sweet,’ performed live by Jen Stevens at the Customs House.
The calibre of acts that Jen has worked with speaks volumes about the quality of music that she produces and how strong her work ethic is. A regular and prolific performer around the North East and at venues all over the UK, she has played alongside Lindesfarne, Mark Knopfler, Maximo Park, The Futureheads, Paul Weller and Jools Holland, as well as supporting several other big acts, including Scouting for Girls, Squeeze, Neville Staple, Toploader and Brand New Heavies.
Here is an intimate live solo performance of ‘Little One’ from the album of the same name.
when asked about her inspirations for her music, Jen Stevens had this to say. “I’ve been playing piano and singing for as long as I can remember, and started writing songs as a means to tell stories and communicate my feelings – I don’t like to sing about things I can’t relate to, so it makes sense to write my own music, and sing about people, experiences and things that mean something to me. If I can reach out to just one person and touch one heart at a gig or through a recording, then I’ve accomplished something.”
Let’s see what Jen Stevens has to say about Vocalzone!
“The amount of performing I do, as well as recording and speaking, is very demanding and can really take its toll on my voice. Vocalzones are a key component in my gig bag, and really help me to stay on top of my vocal health”.