Jess has always had a passion for music from a very young age, starting off with piano and singing lessons from 3 years old, and then realised the drum kit was for her at the age of 10. Since then, she joined a number of different bands throughout high school playing both alternative rock and funk, which guided her influences of Tower Of Power, Snarky Puppy, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Strokes, just to name a few. Growing up, Jess was mentored by Daniel Luttick and is now mentored by Daniel Hanson from Ball Park Music.
Jess is the Drummer, Backing Vocalist, Songwriter, and Manager for Melbourne band Ramona Sky, who in 2022 were nominated for 'Best Group' for the Music Victoria Awards. The band have played many live gigs around Melbourne's most iconic music venues since 2020, and are known for their funky and powerful repertoire and ecstatic live shows.
She also plays drums for all-female rock 'n' roll group Hot Machine, who are influenced by the golden era of 70's rock. The girls have recently come off the back of supporting Kingswood during the VIC leg of their tour, and are set to release their debut EP in the coming months.
Jess is extremely passionate about the Australian music industry and is currently completing a Bachelor of Entertainment Management, and has also mentored young female musicians at YoWo Music in 2022 & 2023.