Last year we were introduced to a talented singer songwriter by the name of Jess Goyder. We got on great guns and discovered that, by strange coincidence, I briefly lived in Jess’s home town of Charlbury when she was growing up there as a teenager. It’s such a small place, I imagine we crossed paths in the corner shop without even knowing!
Our brief was for a WordPress site with integrated social media, that Jess could manage and update herself. We designed her logo and provided a bespoke designed template for the site, all of which was inspired by the intricate featheriness of her voice. You can hear Jess’s fantastic voice reel, watch her video and buy her tunes on the Jess Goyder site. Home page photo by Jon Meade, drawing and handwriting by Jess.
During the course of the project I had the privilege of hearing some of Jess’s older recordings, which she’d mixed together with new material on a CD for us. The whole ‘album’ was a brilliant mix of folky, jazzy, poetic, dancey, soul with sprinklings of bossa nova – right up my street! We’ve since heard her play at Kensington Roof Gardens too. Unfortunately, you’ve missed Jess on the festival circuit for this year but you can read her Glastonbury highlights on her blog.