Five Questions With Jess & Tay

Jess and Tay, otherwise known as Jessie Bower and Taylor Adams. The two songwriters are currently living in Toronto, ON in their 4th year of Humber College as Vocal Majors in the Bachelor of Music Program.

The two have performed in venues all across the GTA and Hamilton, as well as one of the top 7 Emerging Aritst at the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase and the 2018 Havelock Country Jamboree!

We caught up with them for our newest segment of Five Questions With.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We are Jess and Tay, a country music duo from Toronto! We’ve been playing and writing music together for 4 years. We always had a passion for singing and performing. We enjoy writing and arranging our own music and our passion started to flourish realizing that performing our music is what we wanted to do.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Our musical style is very singer songwriter. We love writing together and bouncing ideas off of each other,  it brings the best out of both of us. we always try to find clever ways to write about normal life events that we have gone through. We get a lot of influence from the musical style of groups like Lady Antebellum. Our approach is to give country music a fun, fresh sound. 

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Currently we have been really busy working in the studio for the completion of our EP to be released in 2019 but we do have a show scheduled to give our fans a sneak peak in April at the Corral Oshawa on April 26, 19 & 20. Other shows will be announced as well.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

We would suggest our to-be-released single “Bad Luck if You Don’t”. We completed writing it in the fall of 2018 and it will be on our upcoming EP (no release date set yet, so stay tuned!) We can’t wait for people to hear this one because it’s about ourselves growing up, and about how you shouldn’t always take life so seriously, let loose and live your life to the fullest.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

This is such a tough question.. it’s difficult to choose just one. There are so many incredible Canadian Artists we admire and  look up to, especially in the Country Music Industry. I think if we had to choose just one we would have to say that we are really loving Madeline Merlo! She has been such an inspiration for us in this past year. Her writing style and how she uses her music to help raise awareness and help new artists. 

Like the impact Madeline Merlo had on us, all we could ask for is for people to listen to our music and say it had an impact on them, that is the biggest compliment of all.

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