Jesse Witney

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Roots Foundation Rhythm & Blues (R&B) Soul Melodic
Jesse Witney - Singer/Songwriter Roots Foundation Rhythm & Blues (R&B) Soul Melodic Live Act in Berlin

Jesse Witney Short Info

Talented and charismatic, bilingual and multi-instrumentalist, Jesse Witney's music is bursting with passion, originality and conviction. It is infectious seeing him perform, you can't help but be inspired by his persona and smile. His voice is remarkable, sounding something like that of a Gilberto Gil/Paolo Nutini love child.

Originally from the small town of Gympie QLD, Witney has grown up to encompass a world of music beyond his humble beginnings. After a brief encounter with Brazilian guitar during university studies, he decided, on a whim, to travel to Brazil to learn the music and culture of the country.

The last decade has seen Jesse move from busking on the street, to touring the bars of Brazil, Europe and Australia, and all the way to playing at Iconic festivals such as Woodford and the National folk festival. After a very successful crowdfuding campaign, 2015 saw Jesse carry out a two month National tour of Australia to promote the release of his latest work 'Be It'. A four track EP produced by Phil Stack (Thirsty Merc).

When playing solo, he beats the Cajon with his feet, simultaneously creating luscious guitar/uke loops, crooning in English or Portuguese and during singing breaks playing harmonica or even busting out a mouth trumpet solo. When with a band, Jesse finds the best musicians around to play with, opening the music up to a dynamic and powerful full band sound.

“I have been repeatedly and deeply impressed by Jesse’s musicianship, professionalism and dedication” Paul Bromley, Australian Musician, Producer and Aria Award Winner

“A Beautiful Husky Voice” Sarah Howell, JJJ ‘Roots & All’ Presenter

“Beyond a shadow of a doubt Jesse turned out to be one of the most talented guitar players that I have taught in the 20 years that I have been at the University” Jim Kelly, Crossfire Member, Australian Guitar Legend and University Professor (Southern Cross University)

"Every now and then you find a singer/songwriter that changes your mood every time you see them… they light up the room, indulge your senses, incite wild smiling and leave you buzzing from their good energy…. Jesse Witney is that character for me" – Pete Longworth, Visual Storyteller

Talented and charismatic, bilingual and multi-instrumentalist, Jesse Witney's music is bursting with passion, originality and conviction. It is infectious seeing him perform, you can't help but be inspired by his persona and smile. His voice is remarkable, sounding something like that of a Gilberto Gil/Paolo Nutini love child.

Originally from the small town of Gympie QLD, Witney has grown up to encompass a world of music beyond his humble beginnings. After a brief encounter with Brazilian guitar during university studies, he decided, on a whim, to travel to Brazil to learn the music and culture of the country.

The last decade has seen J...

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  • Video 'Rescue Me' Live // Jesse W...
  • Video Jesse Witney 'Ao Seu Redor'
  • Sound Make You Mine

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Members

  • Jesse Witney Singer Songwriter

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