Jessie Ryan-Allen has been likened to New York musician Sufan Stevens and described as ‘Nirvana meets Missy Higgins’. Jessie is certainly not your average singer/songwriter with having been compelled to write songs since she can remember there is confidence and occasion when she is onstage. Her song’s fly acoustically with grace but when unleashed with a full band, they are unstoppable. The song’s sweetened musical treats boldly rock out to their own beat without fail. Branding her music ‘Impasto Pop’ there is nothing to hold you back from the revolution that is, Jessie Ryan-Allen.
“If you like Angus & Julia Stone you MUST check out Jessie Ryan-Allen” [MySchoolAct 2009 of Sony BMG Australia]
Inspired by artists such as St Vincent, Missy Higgins, Feist and Savage Garden, Jessie’s music could only be described as sweet, true and beautifully eerie. The inspiration for her lyrics is a mixture of life experiences, society and spontaneous revelations of wisdom. In a very subtle Bob Dylan sort of way Jessie hides the depth of her lyrics under good beat and melodic guitar.
Jessie is currently studying popular music at the Queensland Conservatorium.