Meet Jess

Jess

1. How did you become part of the Voice Festival?

I attended the Festival Weekend in 2014 after finding out about VF-UK through one of my daily scavenger hunts on YouTube for acapella. I absolutely loved it! I’m sadly not a part of an acapella group myself, but wanted to get involved in the acapella scene in any way I could. When I saw the call for new team members, I jumped at the chance!

2. What is your role within the team?

As communications and media assistant, I am working with Beth and Cherith to help spread who we are and what it is we do and support in the best, most effective and exciting ways possible.

3. What has been you favourite VF-UK moment so far?

Attending the final of the Festival Weekend on my own. It was a big deal for me as I had only recently moved from my hometown of Bradford to the big city of London, and don’t normally attend things solo. I’m glad I did because I had such a great time seeing so many incredible groups. And of course, being asked to join the VFUK team is most definitely a highlight!

4. Who is your favourite professional group?

I saw them live eight times in two countries over the course of seven months and even ended up on stage being serenaded by them, so I’m gonna have to say Pentatonix!

5. Have you got any secret talent/fact to share with everyone?

I can sport stack (also known as cup stacking). The aim is to stack ten or twelve plastic cups in varying formations as quick as possible. I performed it at my school talent competition once, and I was completely petrified; thankfully I didn’t knock any over! I promise it’s more exciting than it looks when written down…

6. Sum up VF-UK in three words

Passion, togetherness, creativity

7. What do you do outside of the a cappella world?

I am about to enter into my second year of university studying Creative Writing and Media & Cultural Studies at Kingston University in London.