Bio

Jessi Hamilton is a folk-pop singer/songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, NC. Jessi began playing the piano at age four and started writing and recording her first songs at fourteen. In 2004, she released her debut self-titled album, and completed her second album, “Rebirth”, in 2008. She has been named “one of the best independent female artists in the country” by RockRGrl magazine. She has also been featured on numerous recordings, including singing backups for Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm, and has performed along the East Coast.

Key Points of Interest

  • Classically-trained pianist and vocalist
  • Writing, recording and performing since age 14
  • Suggested artist by VH1’s Song of the Year contest
  • Nominated for a Carolina Music Award in 2008
  • All songs on second album, Rebirth, were 100% performed, produced, and recorded by Jessi
  • Named “one of the best unsigned female artists in the country” by RockRGrl Magazine and featured on the magazine’s Discoveries compilation CD
  • Original cast member of benefit showcase, Night of Dreams
  • Creative director for non-profit arts organization, Nightingale Creative Institute
  • Showcased at 2004 Independent Music Conference in Philadelphia, PA
  • Backup vocalist for Foreigner’s Lou Gramm
  • Performed for audiences of 2,000+ at festivals, auditoriums, and other venues
  • Received mainstream airplay for debut album

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