The London based singer-songwriter independently released her breakthrough EP “Salt and Light” under the name Jessica Seri in 2011 at just 20 years of age; it proved to be one of the most successful releases in the UK Christian/Gospel Genre that year. Jessica Leslie fuses various genres from Soul, R&B, Jazz and Rock, as an expression of her true Artistry – an eclectic sound.
By her own admission, Jessica Leslie was shy as a child, but singing and her Christian Faith was integral to her overcoming this. She explains “at 10 years of age I joined the local children’s choir, it’s then that I discovered I could hold a tune better than the average person which gave me a huge confidence boost.” Her Faith is boldly and cleverly conveyed in her Music; people of all different walks of society can engage with her Gift.
Her hard work has seen her perform at some of London’s most prestigious music venues including the Peacocks Theatre and The Royal Festival Hall. Her distinguishable talent has also opened doors for her to perform in various countries around the world – outside the UK, Jessica Leslie has performed in France, Italy and Japan. Jessica Leslie has some experience in partaking and leading a Gospel Choir; more specifically a UK Gospel Choir of approximately 30 individuals. She recently developed an interest in Classical Music performing as part of a Classical Ensemble with a Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the world renowned François Xavier Roth.
In 2016, Jessica Leslie collaborated with talented London based trio of producers K. Collective on the track ‘I Need You’ a modern contemporary ballad. It was included on a compilation album featuring other gifted emerging artists. ‘I Need You’ demonstrates Jessica’s powerful vocal abilities and range – she is a force to be reckoned with.
At last, two years in the making, Jessica Leslie proudly introduces her long-awaited debut album “Revealed” which is by far her greatest work to date. In her own words “Revealed is my journey to finding my voice and place as an Artist, it has taken some time to find my feet on this journey; I’ve embraced and endured the steps, I am now ready to share it with the world.” Romans 8:19
Jessica has two lead singles ‘Everlasting Father‘ (above) and ‘Faithful‘ (below) submitted to the August listing of the UK Christian Chart. Check them out and connect with her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram