The Please Please Me / Bio

The P l e a s e, P l e a s e M e is an indie pop trio from Austin, Texas with a few tricks up its sleeve.

Featuring two drummers who left New York City to chase their musical dreams, the Please, Please Me has a hunger and drive that comes across onstage. Lead vocalist Jessie Torrisi is a journalist turned poet. She beckons with her velvet voice one moment and duels with Agustin Frederic on the toms the next. The cream in their cookie is cellist Alissa Schram, and her army of sound effects.
The result is "poetry you can dance to."

This spring, they'll release their debut EP, entitled "shake a little harder," produced by CJ Eiricksson (Live, Incubus, Matchbox 20).

It’s fun music for smart people, evoking the brashest, most inspiring women of our time from beat poets like Patti Smith to divas like Chrissie Hynde. The songs — poetically flirtatious and unforgettable — constantly dare the audience to “Go for it. Own your desires.” If you go, expect to be pulled into the act.

See why they've been called:

"An attention grabber." -- No Depression

"Swagger & sexiness." -- WXPN

“A voice that matches Emmylou for sly, lust-tinged smokiness & rivals Neko in the gorgeous-as-hell-&-can-chop-firewood-all-day department.” -- Metro Spirit

"A dazzling alto, reminiscent of Cat Power." -- Dryvetyme

"An arty roadhouse version of Chrissie Hynde." -- Musical Shapes

“1 part vintage torch singer, 1 part fierce rocker chick.” -- Uncommon Music

“The most exciting debut of the year.” -- The Swamp Record

The Please, Please Me is:
Agustin Frederic, drums, electronic triggers, glockenspiel
Alissa Schram, cello, backup vox
Jessie Torrisi, velvet voice, electric guitar, percussion

Brûler Brûler--Best Americana Album (Amplifier, NYC Village Voice)
the Please, Please Me Holiday Sampler

XO for the Holidays (2010) -- Christmas, Don't Be Late - (sexy reimagining of the chipmunks' classic)
XO for the Holidays (2012) -- I Lose a Little Bit of You
Goin' Back Home -- Hungry Like Me

General Info

Band Members
Jessie Torrisi - vox, guitar, percussion. Alissa McClure - cello, backup vox. Agustin Frederic - drums, glockenspiel, backup vox
Artist Name
The Please Please Me
Profile Page
Indie / Pop

Contact Info

Austin, TX