With a beautiful voice matched by an extraordinary songwriting talent, JESS VINCENT will be Downend Folk Club’s headline guest in November.


Jess is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has two albums, Timeframe and Seesaw Dreams and is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK.



“Jess Vincent is a name that should become as familiar on the lips as the wind is upon the trees”,  said one Fatea Records review, while the well-respected Reg Meuross is also a fan: “One of the most exciting singer songwriters I’ve heard in years, with a magical voice and an exceptional and truly innovative songwriting talent.”


Playing guitar, ukelele and shruti box, will be joined on stage by multi-instrumentalist MARCEL ROSE for the gig. To find our more about Jess and see some of her videos, please visit www.jessvincentsings.com.


Opening the show at Frenchay Village Hall will be Mangotsfield-based ladies acapella chorus BLACK SHEEP HARMONYThe chorus was formed in April 2012 by a group of people who wanted to sing unaccompanied close harmony in a happy, relaxed environment where music is king. Their watchword is continual improvement so that their singing stands them out from the crowd (or flock)! Their appearance at Downend Folk Club continues the club’s passion for promoting local artists. They have their own website, www.blacksheepharmony.co.uk.


The concert will be held on Friday 21st November, and the doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £8 in advance (£7 for members via the website only), or £10 on the door. They are available from Baguette Me Not in Downend, Bristol Ticket Shop andwww.downendfolkclub.co.uk, where you can also find more information about the club, including our membership scheme.