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Jenna Witts / Bio

North Devon singer-songwriter Jenna Witts is a free spirit with an effortless natural talent. Writing songs from the age of 12, she is an accomplished keyboards player and acoustic guitarist who comes to life on stage with her infectious laugh and humor (with a west-country twang )– then silences everyone with her startlingly mature voice, sass, attitude and elegance, to deliver wonderfully melodic songs; inspired by the sea, surf, love and life of the coast and beyond.

At 24, Jenna has a wealth of recording and touring experience behind her including 5 nation-wide tours with Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) as well as performing at ‘Show Of Hands’ sell out concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Jenna has also toured with Mercury prize nominee Seth Lakeman and supported Port Iaasac’s Fisherman’s Friends at their ‘The Minack Theatre’ open air concerts. She’s also played alongside other musicians including Newton Faulkner, The Noisettes, Nerina Pallot, Martin Simpson, Boo Hewerdine, Martyn Joseph, and Amy Wadge.
Jenna has most recently supported ELKIE BROOKS to a ‘sold out’ Queen’s Theatre in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

Jenna’s first album ‘Barefoot and Eager’ attracted a string of accolades and national airplay and was named one of the Financial Times Top 10 world albums of 2007. Her second album ‘Brother’ has also received great critical acclaim and airplay on Radio 2. It showcases her talent as one of the most up and coming young singer songwriters in the UK. With an increasing batch of new songs being aired at her shows – she is looking forward to embarking on a brand new album.

‘A very, very good album’
Bob Harris, Radio 2

‘Confident songs wrapped in memorable melodies’
Financial Times 4* review

‘Staggering maturity, winning delivery, and an abundance of natural talent. An irresistible example of superior acoustic music’
Daily Telegraph


‘A very, very good album’
Bob Harris, Radio 2

‘Confident songs wrapped in memorable melodies’
Financial Times 4* review

‘She defies all young female singer stereotypes, accomplishing sass and attitude alongside a genuine elegance’
Red Hot Velvet

She’s blossomed into a strikingly assured singer-songwriter, taking imagery from her sea and surf surroundings and using its evocative powers to conjure up her piano-led magic’
R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine

‘Absolutely fabulous. Look out for her gigs-she’s going places’
Radio Caroline (Peter Anthony)

‘Brother is the maturing of her skills into something that will stand the test of time –expect great things of this young talent’
Spiral Earth Website

‘Jenna’s developing artistic personality shines through abundantly, and the ongoing fine-tuning of her craft is clearly bringing serious dividends’
Netrhythms

‘A fantastic singer songwriter from the South West – her album Brother is so good’
John Barnes, BBC Radio Lancashire

‘A terrific album’
BBC Bristol /BBC Somerset interview with Keith Warmington

Barefoot and Eager

‘Spare acoustic approach and confident voice match her mature writing abilities’
BBC Radio 2 Folk and Acoustic site

‘Jenna's vocals are superb throughout, the reason for her signing is abundantly clear’
Americana UK

‘A polished showcase album debut - impressive musicianship and sun kissed vocals’
folking.com

‘A grasp of emotions you might not expect to find in one so young - I was a dreamer reminded me of Sandy Denny. (..) Both Steve (Knightley) and Phil (Beer) contribute their instrumental skills to the end product so quality is assured - and you can see why they have faith in Jenna. (it’s)a confident, intriguing debut album’
NetRhythms

‘An album well worth getting hold of - a great voice and great songs, Katie is a beautiful song’
Jonny Coppin, BBC Radio Gloucester

‘Staggering maturity, winning delivery, and an abundance of natural talent. An irresistible example of superior acoustic music’
Daily Telegraph

19-year-old Jenna brings to her first album a sunny disposition as well as a precocious knack for a hummable tune’
Financial Times

For bookings please contact Jenna. Please email: wittsie1@aol.com / 01271870219 / 07971730129

General Info

Band Members
Jenna Witts
Artist Name
Jenna Witts
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/jennadwitts
Genres
Folk / acoustic / roots

Contact Info

Location
Woolacombe, UK