After a hugely successful UK Tour with a number of sold-out shows, UK country group Jess and the Bandits are returning in 2020 with a brand new EP “Riding Shotgun” which is out now! Written with some of Nashville’s premiere songwriting talent including Victoria Banks (Jessica Simpson, Sara Evans, Johnny Reid), Emily Shakelton (Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, Cassadee Pope) Josh Osborne (Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves) and the UK’s Jessica Sharman (Ward Thomas, Hannah Grace). It’s an EP that captures the authentic Nashville sound, with an added pop sensibility.
Over the last few years, Jess and the Bandits have been touring and releasing their own brand of UK country music, building a loyal and dedicated fan base along the way with appearances at high-profile festivals such as Country 2 Country, Black Deer Festival, Nashville Meets London and The Long Road. They found fans in BBC Radio 2 early on, appearing on the legendary Terry Wogan’s Sunday morning show and being featured on the station’s playlist. They’ve also graced TV stages, including Songs of Praise, ITV’s Lorraine, Aled Jones’ Weekend, Channel Five’s The Wright Stuff and Sky’s Sunrise.
The band’s infectious country-pop sound has always been at the forefront of the British country music scene. It’s a position supported by Spotify, who have recently supported JATB releases on their influential Wild Country, New Music Nashville and Very Nearly Nashville playlists.
Looking to start 2020 as they mean to go on, JATB are launching their new EP. The 5 track release is packed full of emotive moments as well as upbeat country-pop anthems.
Love Don’t Give a Damn (Scott Stepakoff, Josh Osborne, and Kelleigh Bannen)
Bulletproof (Amber Carrington, Victoria Banks, Emily Shackelton)
Build On It (Jessica Clemmons, Jessica Sharman, Mary Erskin)
Gotta Be Out There (Jessica Clemmons, Stephanie Lambring)
Riding Shotgun (Jessica Clemmons, Laura Oakes, Julie Strickland)