Chanteuse Country US née le 17 Juillet 1967, à Mount Kisko (New York).
Vocalist Jesse Sykes is best known for her work with the alt-country ensemble Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter. Formed from the ashes of two influential alternative country bands, Whiskeytown and Hominy, the duo of lead singer/guitarist Jesse Sykes and guitarist Phil Wandscher met in 1999 in Seattle's Hattie Hat bar. Sykes had just ended a relationship with Jim Sykes (her musical partner in the band Hominy) and had slowed her songwriting down, but a new seed was sprouted upon meeting Wandscher. The pair began performing as a duo and received much praise, creating a slow buzz. The group eventually added drummer Kevin Warner, bassist Bill Herzog, and violinist Anne Marie Ruljancich. After entering the studio they recorded their debut release, Reckless Burning, which was released under the name Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter by Barsuk Records in April 2002. Over the next few years, the group shared the stage with Neko Case, Richard Buckner, and Mark Olson, among others. The group's second album, Oh, My Girl, came out two years later. Their third effort, 2007's Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul, introduced new drummer Eric Eagle, replacing Kevin Warner. Marble Son, co-produced by Sykes and Wandscher and recorded entirely in and around Seattle, appeared in 2011. It was also the group's first release for their own Parisian Records, after parting ways with Barsuk. Sykes has also collaborated with the adventurous metal bands Sunn O))) and Boris on the album Altar.
Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
Style musical : Country Rock
Years in activity :
|01/2003||CD BARSUK 30 (US)||RECKLESS BURNING - Jesse SYKES & The SWEET HEREAFTER - Reckless Burning / Doralee / Lonely Still / Your Side Now / Don't Let Me Go / Drinking With Strangers / Made Of Wood / Love Me, Someday / Lullaby|
|06/2004||CD BARSUK 36 (US)||OH, MY GIRL - Jesse SYKES & The SWEET HEREAFTER - Oh, My Girl / You Are Not Gotten Here / Troubled Soul / The Dreaming Dead / Your Eyes Told / Tell The Boys / Birds Over Water / Winter Hunter / House By The Lake / Grow A New Heart|
|11/2005||2 CD FARGO 0069 (US)||RECKLESS BURNING / OH, MY
GIRL - Jesse SYKES & The SWEET HEREAFTER :
|02/2007||CD BARSUK 62 (US)||LIKE, LOVE, LUST & The OPEN HALLS OF THE SOUL - Jesse SYKES & The SWEET HEREAFTER - Eisenhower Moon / LLL / You Might Walk Away / Air Is Thin / Spectral Beings / How Will We Know? / Hard Not To Believe / Aftermath / Station Grey / I Like The Sound / Morning, It Comes / Open Halls of the Soul|
|08/2011||CD STATION GREY SG 001 (US)||MARBLE SON - Jesse SYKES & The SWEET HEREAFTER - Hushed By Devotion / Marble Son / Come To Mary / Servant Of Your Vision / Ceiling's High / Be It Me, Or Be It None / Pleasuring The Divine / Weight Of Cancer / Birds Of Passerine / Your Own Kind / Wooden Roses|
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