Monday, February 23, 2015

STILL LIFE

Hello there,

Our unexpected meeting is once again upon us. Below are a couple of photos from my recent shows.

Ric's Bar - Brisbane - 9th of February. This photo was taken by a friend of mine Tessa, who will be creating some of the visuals for my next music release. 

The Loft - Gold Coast - 6th of February.

 Current Favourites -
Song: Take It Back by Ed Sheeran
Album: Ghost Stories by Coldplay
TV: Miranda 
Stationary: Sticky Notes
Book: Brian Eno Visual Music

Fish in the Sea adventuring with 2004 election limited edition merchandise. :)

Until our next chance meeting fine friend. 



Jessie Ryan-Allen

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UNDERWATER SOUNDS

Hello there!

2015 is upon us with our calenders and diaries sparkling with empty pages. I have just released a new song, Fish In The Sea. This song is far more direct in a way that I haven't explored before. I released it as a single because it's very much a 'time and place' song, meaning that the moment in which it grabs your attention is just as important as the song. So guess you could say I thought this was the right time. The idea was seeded first when I saw Billy Bragg speak at Big Sound in 2013, I didn't have a specific song idea then, I was just inspired by the relationship between music and change.

As this is my blog I can be as dorky as I want.... so here's my first official (on a plate and in a dressing room) rider!


Oh and here's some photos of me performing on the same day at the Australia Day Long Weekender Festival at South Bank, Brisbane.  



I have more shows coming up across the countryside...


Underwater, breathing out for the first time in a while.


Jessie Ryan-Allen

Sunday, December 28, 2014

BLACK HOLES & REVELATIONS

Hey there!

Since last we spoke I have been on tour down south and below are some of the photos!

 Port Macquarie
Palm Beach
 Smith's Alternative - Canberra
Oussuo Bar - Brunswick, Melbourne

Recently I got to go to the cast and crew screening of local feature film, Talking Back At Thunder which a couple of my friends were involved in :) I absolutely loved it! www.talkingbackatthunder.com

I also went and saw Creature Kind and Joan Armatrading perform which was SO amazing and inspiring. 

2014 - it's been full Black Holes and Revelations - thanks Muse.


Jessie Ryan-Allen

Sunday, November 30, 2014

STAY COOL

Hello there!

Since my last blog post I have announced some new shows in cities I've never performed in before!!!!
In December I will be heading south to Canberra and Melbourne, I'm super excited. :)

A big shout out to Canberra's 2XX FM for the airplay along with the Canberra Times and Canberra City News for the press support!


Just watched Strictly Ballroom for the first time, uplifting and funny without the cheese, so good! Good one Baz, CM and team :)

More exciting news ahead! 


Jessie Ryan-Allen


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHAPTER'S END

Hi there,

Well here we are on the edge of the abyss and at a book end. I am within a whisper's breath of finishing university and starting a whole new chapter of my life. I have just finished some new music which I will be sharing with you over the next few months. Below are some FYIs.

Last book I read: Riding this Road by Joy McKean, so inspiring and honest - an important part of Australian music's history

Last song I listened to: Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift, a new era for a established artist - cue the media frenzy

Last person that impressed me: Chilly Gonzales, continuously - the ultimate musician/thinker

Last time I laughed: when I was watching Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell, so intelligent, witty and fun - not to mention those goldfish in the background, very classy


Here's a bunch of flowers, because you deserve it!


See you on the other side!


Jessie Ryan-Allen


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WRITE IT DOWN

Hello!

Well lately I have been consumed by my last semester of university which is exciting and scary at the same time.

Recently I saw the film, Begin Again which I am obsessed with, I'm not usually a fan of soundtracks (with the notable exception of Romeo & Juliet) but the original songs written for this film are divine. The story is optimistic and showcases a part of the music industry rarely seen on screen for fear of its complicated ever-changing nature (which is the great bit, in my opinion).


Here's just one of the fantastic songs below, but my favourites from the film include Lost Stars, A Step You Can't Take Back and Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home.


More shows will be announced soon for the end of the year. Thought I'd just share some inspiration with you today.


Until next time,


Jessie Ryan-Allen


Thursday, August 28, 2014

MISEDUCATED

Hi there,

Since my last blog I have had my album celebration show at Room 60 which was a fantastic night!
A GIANT thank you to all those who came, you ROCK.

Included are some photos (taken by Sean Ryan) from the evening I haven't posted yet.

Two days ago I finished recording some new music...... and I am lucky to have an amazing team of mixers who are helping me out so needless to say I'm pretty excited! I can't wait you share these creations with you.

Some music I have been listening to lately includes Kimbra, Lauryn Hill and David Bowie.



Current Favorites-
Book: How Music Works by David Byrne
Film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Quote: "Don't look back leave it all on the track" -Racing Stripes
Stationary: Highlighters
Hat: Pirate



Just a short hello today.


Jessie Ryan-Allen