Seventeen year old Jessi Barron is on her way to Johannesburg for her live performance on MNet’s 1Gospel Channel, after walking away with the prize from Kingfisher FM’s Do You Rock?-2011.
Jessi is a learner at Harvest Christian School, Port Elizabeth. She started singing in Grade 6 and has been playing guitar for a short two and a half years. She has done talent shows at her school and Fly Magazine’s Soap-Box Evenings and was a finalist in ‘Strictly Come Sing’, before entering Do You Rock?
Jessi’s music is acoustic pop. It is easy listening with lyrics which carry a message.
It seems her biggest dream has been realized by winning Do You Rock?-2011. ‘I want people to hear & enjoy my music’, she said. And people will hear her music as she is professionally recorded by Drop & Roll-studios, filmed by Rooftop Productions &performs live on 1 Gospel.
Other prizes Jessi receives includes a media pack complete with website & professional photo-shoot.
‘We could not have created this opportunity for musicians, without the help of our partners,’ said Theunis Pienaar, Kingfisher FM’s General Manager. ‘We had so much talent entering the competition, any one of the top ten would’ve been a worthy winner. We hope this opportunity will enable Jessi to pursue her musical career and make a success of it.’
The top ten finalists performed on Friday night at Father’s House Church in Richmond Hill alongside John Ellis.
The winner was announced on Monday on Kingfisher FM.