2017 was the year that saw everything change for Jess Clemmons. No longer a single woman, after a whirlwind romance she married Chris Peavey in December 2017. But it was not just a change in domestic status for the acclaimed flame-haired Texan songstress, but a full year of fresh starts.
Having made her name alongside the Bandits, Jess made the difficult decision to split with the boys who had shaped her debut album with her and team up faces that had joined the band at various intervals during 2017. However, before she could showcase the new line-up fully on the band’s September headline tour, tragedy struck when her family home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
While the year certainly proved tumultuous, the big-hearted star made a promise to return to her loyal British fans at the next opportunity, which she will be doing in February to party with them in person. Armed with the band’s #6 charting sophomore album, Smoke and Mirrors, which was name by Country Magazine as one of 2017’s highlights and the BBC Radio 2 championed single Sister (which coincidentally was in Lyric’s highlights of 2017), Jess and The Bandits are ready to hit 2018 fast and hard.
To celebrate their return to the UK live arena, Jess & The Bandits are releasing the Phil Barton (Lee Brice, David Nail, Drake White) and Emily Shackleton (Carly Pearce, Sara Evans, Cassadee Pope) penned empowerment anthem. White Lies is a flawless example of how Jess & The Bandits continue to deliver country rock with heart and sentiment.
Jess and the Bandits will be heading out on the road for a headlining UK tour in February – all dates below:
February 6th – Hull @ Fruit
February 7th – Norwich @ Waterfront Studio
February 8th – Leicester @ The Musician
February 9th – London @ Borderline
February 10th – Southampton @ Talking Heads
February 12th – Cambridge @ Cambridge Junction
February 14th – Bristol @ The Tunnels
February 15th – Manchester @ Gullivers
February 16th – Gateshead @ Sage Two
February 17th – Glasgow @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut