JESSIE LEE HOULLIER
Jessie Lee grew up surrounded by blues and rock. She started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 6, progressing quickly with different teachers.
At 18, she started studying in the « ATLA school of music » in Paris. She also studied in the contemporary music department of the CRR music conservatory in Paris in 2013. She obtained her DEM degree in 2016 by unanimous decision of the jury.
At the end of 2011, she met the guitarist-songwriter Alexis Didier. The good vibes they experienced playing together on stage led them to form a Blues-Rock band Jessie Lee & the Alchemists. Together with Laurent Cokelaere on bass, Stéphane Minana-Ripoll on drums and Laurian Daire on keyboards, this band now plays for audiences throughout France and internationally.
In June 2015, she accepted to take part in the popular French TV singing contest "The Voice", in which a wider audience discovered her talent.
In 2017 and 2018, she played guitar and sang backing vocals in the musical comedy live band "Un été 44" that played the « Comédia » theater in Paris for 6 months.
In 2018, after three years of existence and concerts throughout France, the first self-titled album of Jessie Lee & The Alchemists is released.
"Let It Shine", the second album of the band, is released on May 7, 2021 by the mythical European blues label Dixiefrog Records. A European tour followed, punctuated by a place in the top 5 at the European Blues Challenge 2022 in Malmö (Sweden) and an audience more than conquered during the opening for Jeff Beck in July 2022 at the Olympia (Paris).
In 2022, she is invited to be part of the project "United Guitars, Vol.4", a project gathering many French and international guitarists, including Jean-Marie Ecay, Sylvain Luc or Robben Ford with whom she recorded a track.
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