What was 2017 for me?
* It was the making and release of City By The Sea single and video
* It was starting #jbmusicalmondays
* It was being a finalist in Open Mic UK singing competition and Future Music’s songwriting contest
* It was winning an award for my single ‘Sometimes’ my first official music video
* It was me becoming my own boss as a musician, choir leader and teacher
* It was performing at some amazing gigs in Brighton, London and Cornwall
* It was seeing Ani Difranco, Sublime and Kim Churchill live
* It was watching my fellow Brightonians rocking their own shows
* And, of course, it was all about the many collaborations with my darling, talented friends.
I feel so lucky to have worked with, and been supported by so many people this year. Wishing all my friends a wonderful Christmas and New Years and I’ll see you on the other side !!
BRING IT ON 2018 – more musical adventures ahead and IT’S GONNE BE A BIG ONE !! xxxxx
I had such a wonderful evening on Wed 16th @ The Latest Music Bar celebrating my single release. It is now available on iTunes !! Head over to my Facebook page for pictures which I will be sharing over the next few days <3 xxx
Well life is crazy for me at the moment, but so exciting !! My single – CITY BY THE SEA is being released this month on the 16th of August !!! I am so looking forward to sharing it with you. It’s been an amazing adventure and so much fun. The journey has been shared with dear and talented friends. Keep an eye out for the music video which is being shared next week !! WHOOP !!! xxxxx
This week’s Musical Monday session was filmed in my friend’s garden on a lovely sunny Sunday. It is an original performance of my new song – One More. Click here to watch ! Enjoy, JB xx
Hello All !!
I’m so excited with my new idea to share a video with you every Monday !!
Here is this weeks, if you click on the picture then it’ll take you to the youtube page where my friend Simon and I do a cover of Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. Enjoy xx
On Sunday the 16th I performed as part of the Open Mic Singing Competition and am excited to announce that I won a place in the Area Finals !!! I had such an amazing day, met lots of wonderful and talented people – and had a great laugh !! I feel very happy to be able to do it again in Southampton at the next round. If you would like to find out more, please look on my gigs page, or on my Facebook events !! Bring it on !! xxxxxx
Last Sunday I performed Behind My Eyelids for Future Music’s Songwriting Contest. It was the regional finals and I came second !!! This means the song has made it into the National Grand Finals in London – date TBC. Thank you to my wonderfully talented friend Sam Black who was on backing vocals, such a star to work with. Very happy !!! You can listen to the track on my home page or get a free download on my soundcloud (Limited offer to celebrate the competition!)
There is also a live video of me performing it with my old band here: https://vimeo.com/47553642
Whoooop !!! Thank you all xxxxxx
At the Open Mic competition, I was given this trophy for singing the ‘Best Original Song’ of the night! Celebrate with a free download…. read more below….. Read More
I am so so so so so so excited to announce that I am playing a gig in my homeland of Cornwall. Apart from playing at Looe Music Festival in 2013 and 2014, I haven’t played a show in over 7 years !!
The Gylly Beach Cafe is an absolutely gorgeous venue in the heart of one of my favourite towns. I lived in Falmouth for a couple of years back in the ‘Es Vedra’ days and so it is a place very special to me. Es Vedra played at the Gylly Beach Cafe last in 2008 with Ben Howard supporting (!) It’s going to be really fun to be back.
So firstly, expect scrummy food, beautiful views of the beach and ocean… and sand in your toes.
Secondly, it is going to be a Jenna Bennett and Friends set, so you can expect special guests joining me on stage for sing-songs, reunions and giggles.
I really can’t wait, what a special night.
Hope to see you there – it’s FREE !!!! xxxxx