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Previously The Jess Gardham Band
'Absolutely fantastic, this band is going far.' - David McAlmont
Barcode Zebra are a Yorkshire-based four-piece band who write and play original material - imagine the love-child of Tracy Chapman and the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
Described as "funky acoustic soul with a feel-good vibe", Jess Gardham’s fabulous band have been constantly raising their profile with key performances at top festivals including Beverley, Broadstairs, Hull Freedom and Galtres plus their own headline gigs nationally. Jess has also toured further afield – including Canada, Holland & Germany, and has supported a number of internationally recognised musicians including David McAlmont, KT Tunstall, and Paul Carrack.
Hailing from York, North Yorkshire, Jess Gardham has been passionate about music for as long as she can remember. She began writing songs at the age of 12, when her dad taught her to play the guitar so she could accompany herself.
The band has just released their debut album INTO THE NIGHT and will be touring throughout the UK and Europe to promote it. With several major festivals already booked for 2013 Jess Gardham is a name you’ll certainly be seeing much more of.
The band are:Jess Gardham (vocals and guitar) Jess was a finalist in the BBC Radio Two songwriter search. Emma Whitehead (drums, percussion, keyboards) Emma has previously performed throughout the UK and Europe with the Fabrice Tarell Trio.Ruth Wilde (bass, backing vocals) Career highlights include playing Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival (supporting Seasick Steve and The Coral). Charlie Daykin (keyboards): Charlie has performed throughout the UK and Europe supporting artists such as Sam Brown, The Corrs, All About Eve, Nerina Pallot, The Isley Brothers and Christy Moore. As a member of the Accidental Tourists he performed at major venues such as Birmingham NEC and Cambridge Folk Festival.