Jess Kent

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Jess Kent
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Background information
Born Derby, England
Origin Australia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels EMI Music Australia

Jess Kent is an English-born Australian musician.[1][2] Kent is best known for her debut single, "Get Down".[3][4] She has also collaborated on the song "1993 (No Chill)" with Paces.[5] "Get Down" was ranked number 185 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2015 song list.[6]

In December 2016, Kent opened the Oceanian leg for British rock band Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams Tour. She also opened the Asian leg of the tour in March and April 2017.[7]

Early life[edit]

Kent was born in Derby, England. Her father was a blues rock guitarist, while her mother was of Indian-African descent. She began learning the guitar from her father at age seven and busked with her older brother at pubs and parties. She also began songwriting before age ten. Kent lived in England until age 11 when her family relocated to Adelaide, Australia. When she was 18, she moved to Sydney to pursue a music career.[8][9]



  • My Name Is Jess Kent (2016)[10]


  • "Get Down" (2015)
  • "1993 (No Chill)" Paces featuring Jess Kent (2016)


  1. ^ "Paces teams up with Jess Kent for new single, announces debut album". ABC News. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Iannella, Antimo. "Black Eyed Peas praises former Adelaide busker Jess Kent". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Seven Splendour Acts That Will Blow Your Mind And Also Are Not The Cure". The Music. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Murphy, Sam. "the interns' Future Class Of 2016". the interns. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Murphy, Sam. "Paces And Jess Kent Have Crafted A Summer Banger Together '1993 (No Chill)'". the interns. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Here's What Made It On To Triple J's Second Hottest 100 Of 2015 (The Hottest 200)". Music Feeds. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Australian pop singer Jess Kent to open for Coldplay in Asian tour". Bandwagon. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Kelly, Nic. "Introducing: Get Down to Sydney's Jess Kent". Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  10. ^ Wass, Mike (14 November 2016). "Jess Kent Drops Debut EP 'My Name Is Jess Kent'". Idolator. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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