Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Imagination - a musicwrap

Indie-Pop Artist Jess Penner Releases First Children's EP, "Imagination"

Available from Position Music

Who is Jess?  

Jess Penner is a cheerful and cheeky, creatively ADD artist from Los Angeles. Raised on a banana farm in Hawaii; Jess is also a dinner party throwing, hen raising, people loving, thrift store shopping, self professed tomboy who hates musicals and tilapia but secretly loves painfully slow BBC miniseries and booty dancing alone in her bedroom. 

As a kid, Penner listened to the oldies radio station with her parents, who also enjoyed popular folk rock. "The music we hear as young children shapes our view of the world in really unexpected ways." Her aim is to make sure the messages she's sending are wholesome and hopeful.

With her Songcents blog, Penner shares her knowledge of the industry with aspiring indie artists.  Her YouTube channel features a homespun "Slice  Song" reality TV style series, where she demonstrates a favourite pie recipe and performs a song in her home studio.  "I want kids to dream, saver life, and know that they have the power to do anything they put their minds to. The world can be a tough place; why don't we make sure that the messages kids receive on repeat lift them up and empower them?" says Penner.

  Signing her first record deal at age 15 - Jess has spent the last 22 years making a career as a professional musician via touring, album sales, licensing deals, and working as a songwriter / producer.  She lives and works from her home studio in Los Angeles with her musical collaborator and life partner Kevin Penner.

Visit her at her website : www. jesspenner.com 

Jess's Professional Predigree 

Numerous placements in TV, commercial campaigns, and web series. Television clients include ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, VHI, Lifetime, and The OC. Commercial campaigns for brands including : Payless Shoes, Disneyland, JC Penney, Sony Playstation, Bose, T-mobile, Jergens, Ford, Edison, Days Inn, Dannon, and more.
Over 1000 career live performances (including every state in the US), as well as international tours in Europe, The Mediterranean, Canada and Asia. Opened for Tyrone Wells, Ian Archer (Snow Patrol), and FUN..
Featured performer at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.


Press Highlights

“Jess Penner is a force to be reckoned with. She has already been quite successful with getting her music placed. However, with the release of her new CD Building Heaven, the networks and studios will have a lot of new material to choose from. Additionally, Penner is setting the bar high for subsequent indie releases in 2014 [...]The songs that have come out of this experience are like golden nuggets from deep in the earth, a true treasure for the discerning listener.” – Bob Leggett, The Examiner

“She’s Jess Penner – a thoroughly 21st century pop star. It’s no surprise advertisers and TV music supervisors have warmed to Penner’s bubbly indie electro-pop ff-kilter quirkiness of The Shins and the ass shaking glitz of Katy Perry. And whereas scoring a popular, radio-friendly hit often comes at the expense of depth, 

Penner manages to weave genuine pieces of humanity along with an element of mood into her songwriting without easantness of the music. What this means to you is that you can listen in the car, with the windows down, bobbing your head, singing along, and still feel good about yourself.” – Jeff Bogle, Popdose 

by Jess Penner

Track List
c. 2017 Jess Penner

I've Got No Strings   2:28
I Don't Want To Live on the Moon  1:59
Imagination  2:36
Mr. Sun  1:57
You Are My Sunshine  2:35
Somewhere Over the Rainbow  2:25
Thank You for Being a Friend  2:48
Forever in My Heart  2:45

*** Available from August 11, 2017 through Position Music/Recurrent Records ***

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