21-year-old indie-pop singer Jerry Williams (YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) plays a headlining show at The Wedgewood Rooms in Albert Road on Saturday 4th March, with support from Michael Baker and Marley Blandford.
Jerry has released three EPs, with the third — Let’s Just Forget It — winning ‘Best Produced Release of 2016’ at the Unsigned Music Awards. The song’s music video is a one-taker shot by local filmmaker James Sharp at West Wittering Beach, just on the other side of Hayling Island from Portsmouth.
The singer-songwriter has racked up four-million streams on Spotify, and has earned support from the likes of Radio One’s Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing, KCRW, Amazing Radio, and other.
Jerry has performed sessions for BBC Introducing Solent and VEVO DSCVR, and has been featured online, in print, and on TV by Wonderland Magazine, The Guardian, The 405, Clash, Fresh on the Net, Sunday Brunch, Made In Chelsea, MTV Scream, and Drifters.
Jerry’s lyrics are heavily inspired by her time growing up on our island, and her music videos are a beautiful showcase of some of Portsmouth and Southsea’s best-known sites.
She started writing music at the age of 12 whilst studying classical guitar, reaching a Grade 8 standard. Jerry’s first ever gig was at the age of 17 in the Eastney Cellars. Since then, she’s supported sold-out tours with Nathan Sykes and Vanessa Carlton.
Jerry’s festival appearances have included BST Hyde Park, Blissfields (pictured below), Victorious, and the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth.
In the summer of 2016, Jerry toured her Let’s Just Forget It EP, with shows in her Southsea hometown, London, Bristol, and Birmingham.
This Southsea success story co-produces all her own material with long-term collaborator Dan Brown, and has worked with Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Miles Kane, Nick Mulvey), Nick Atkinson (Gabrielle Aplin), Jim Duguid (Paolo Nutini), and Slow Club.
Jerry is actively involved in every aspect of her career, self-releasing her music under her own label, Sunglasses Records.
Doors for Jerry’s Wedgewood Rooms gig open at 8:00pm. Tickets are £7.00. Book yours online through the venue’s website »
The gig’s first support act is Michael Baker from London, a singer-songwriter noted for his lyrical honesty, soulful vocals, and raw emotive music, combining to create energetic performances with an air of belonging and serenity.
The evening’s second support act is Marley Blandford, a Southsea-hailing acoustic/pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose live versatility — brilliantly breathy vocals and breathtaking skills on the acoustic guitar, piano, and drums.