Jess Gardham

Comment | The Salutation, Doncaster | Comment by Allan Wilkinson

A fine singer songwriter with a great voice to match.  It’s hard to avoid making comparisons to Tracy Chapman and the fact that she sang “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” made that so much more difficult.  She’s probably the only singer around – other than Chapman – who can get away with singing ‘runrunrunrunrunrunrun’ without sounding ridiculous.  Speaking to Jess before the gig, she told me that she was a dental nurse by day, which I wasn’t expecting.  Judging by her performance tonight, her vocation should perhaps be on stage.