By Ellie

Strumming away on her guitar and happily chatting to our make-up artist and photographers, singer-songwriter Jessica Sweetman looks perfectly at ease. Since her first gig at the age of 16, a somewhat impromptu affair at Pizza Express in Birmingham, Jessica has gone on to play London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s and support the likes of Finley Quaye.

“It was a really good week,” remembers Jessica. “I did two nights supporting Finley then I was lucky enough to get into Ronnie Scott’s.” This was the final push she needed to leave Cornwall and base herself in the capital. “I  decided I had to be in London to take my music further so I just thought ‘right, that’s it,’ and got on a bus with my guitar and one bag.”

Having now been in London for a year, Jessica is still as focused on her music as ever. “I’ve just recorded the demo so I’ll hopefully be doing showcases and gigging a lot.”

So how does her music relate to her style? “I really like the bohemian kind of look,” she muses. With her bluesy-pop sounds, you can see why. She is however, open to new trends, which is why we tried a few different looks on her including favourites Soaked in Luxury and Miss June Paris.