If you are expecting Jess & The Bandits to stand still, then think again. ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ finds lead singer Jess Clemmons in a happy place, having recently found love with photographer Chris Peavey and announcing their engagement earlier this year, and that shines through on this second full length release.
Travis Marsh grew up in Camarillo, Southern California, and the singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist attributes his proficiency to the fact of his hometown being in an agricultural area. “There really isn’t much to do besides lock yourself in a room and play music all day”, he says.
Moving into traditional R&B music from his Christian gospel background, Mark J Morgan’s music comes from the influences of his life, and all the associated parts of it, including faith, family, relationships, various circumstances and trials. Mark taught himself both piano and guitar, and is a talented songwriter whose music transcends all emotions and lifestyles.
Mark J Morgan’s EP, ‘Parables Part 1’, released on 11 July, is six songs which showcase his considerable skills.