Jesse Witney is a significant, soulful voice in Australia’s music landscape. Arising from a diverse background of Folk, Brazilian Soul and Australian Roots, this talented artist is currently preparing for the release of his sophomore EP ‘Be It’, collaborating with producer Phil Stack (Thirsty Merc, James Morrison).
Originally from the small town of Gympie Qld, he has grown up to encompass a world of music beyond his humble beginnings. The now Sydney based musician has developed his sound from touring the bars of Brazil and Europe, to performing at numerous venues Australia wide.
Witney presents his songs with passion, ingenuity and conviction, which has resulted in him being added to festival bills such as Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival and the Melbourne Jazz Festival.
The songs on the new EP explore themes around empowerment, love and the natural world. Witney hopes the 5 tracks collectively inspire the listener to take on conscious sensibilities, regarding our collective being and environment. This holistic outlook flows through the entire recording, using only organic instrumentation and production techniques.
To celebrate the release of the EP, Jesse Witney will be touring late 2015 (Dates to be announced), kicking things off with a launch party in August, at Sydney’s popular underground venue, Hibernian House.