Jess Rae Ayre
You may recognize Jess Rae from the Western Canadian Music Award Winning roots band Sweet Alibi. When she isn’t hitting the hard road with Sweet Alibi, she performs with her solo project. Jess Rae, though newly starting to make appearances under her solo moniker, has warmed up the stage for Ron Sexsmith, Slow Leaves, and is beginning to make appearances on festival stages and established venues throughout Canada.
Jess finds a way to flawlessly blend a contemplative roots sound with elements of upbeat pop, letting her soulful expressive voice and honest songwriting do most of the heavy lifting. Jess’ voice is often compared to the likes of Adele, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse. Jess takes everything life gives her, and puts it into her songs. When she performs, people are often drawn into her sincere lyrics and soulful/roots sound. She's always looking forward to sharing the love of music with the next audience.