Manchester born, Dublin raised Jesele has already worked with some of the Ivy league music makers for her forthcoming album, including coveted producer Paul O’Duffy who hasn’t worked with a UK songstress since Amy Whinehouse, for whom he co-wrote Wake Up Alone from the multi platinum selling Back To Black album. Lovesick Avenue is a nostalgia tinged, sultry song written and recorded in New York City with entirely live instrumentation accompanying Jesele’s commanding vocals.
Standing at 6 foot tall, 80’s born Jesele grew up in a typically musical Irish family listening to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra, so when she began singing at the tender age of 5, it was a natural progression that the Great American Songbook became her staple vocal expression at school performances throughout her teenage years. After studying Art History at University, Helena worked as a fine art dealer during the day, but it was obvious her true love was her evening exploits; becoming a Jazz singer by night at famous London clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s, La Pigalle and Cafe Royale.
Jesele’s debut single Let The Game Begin is due out this summer and also available on retro vinyl format.