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Southern California rising teen singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamey Geston has been performing at festivals and showcases from Southern California to Arizona for the past seven years. Jamey plays several different instruments to include the guitar: acoustic, electric, bass, ukulele, piano and learning mandolin. Jamey is no stranger to performing as she starting singing in front of an audience at age four, singing at farmers market at age six, and picked up guitar at the age eight.
Though it’s hard to describe her music, it best resembles a folksy feel with a kick of indie-pop, “I’m really inspired by a lot of British artists and bands because a lot of them seem to know how to phrase things well, so poetic and lovely. I enjoy Birdy, Bon Iver, and Gabrielle Aplin , I take in a lot from artists like them, lyrically. I tend to do my own thing musically, however, if I had to pick and choose who I find my music to resemble and inspire me the most, I would definitely say my music reflects traces of Gabrielle Aplin, Regina Spektor, and even a bit of a throwback to the 60s with Joni Mitchell.” Other music influences are NeverShoutNever, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. In her short career, Jamey has accomplished quite a bit for someone of her age: Opened for the Legendary Folksinger, Judy Collins, ‘First Lady of Woodstock,’ Melanie Safka (Brand New Key), Nathan McEuen and Leroy Lee Australian Songsmith), shared the stage with Jeff Bridges Kenny Loggins and Will Champlin (The Voice.) She was a featured artist in Emmy Winning, BackBeat Music Magazine TV Segment and Guitar It Up for Girls Magazine She received rave reviews and had the honor of being the youngest and only solo artist to debut on the new Grand Plaza Stage at the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA in January of 2013. This past fall she played a benefit concert with headlining bands Iration and Rebelution, was finalist in SB Independent 2013 Downtown Sounds Battle of the Bands solo artist against five all male bands), featured artist in The 2013 Santa Barbara Band Guide – “The 805’s Next Great Music Maker” As far as what she is working on, “I’ve been writing lots of songs and I’ve started preparation for recording. Hopefully early Winter 2014 an EP will be in progress or even complete! I’m really excited because I feel like my sound is maturing and I can’t wait till I can share it with everyone who supports me!”