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Jessie Simmons: Profile + Interview

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Jessie Simon: Interview

 

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change”

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

My name is Jessie Simmons. I am a singer song writer currently focusing my music in zouk/ kizomba/ kompa. (West Indian music Haiti).

Why do you do what you do?

Since I was a little girl, music has always been a part of me and made me who I am today. I do what I do because I want to show the world there is nothing wrong with being different. In everything you do you should do it with a passion or nothing at all. Music is the art of my soul and I do not know where I would be without it because it has blessed me in so many ways. I want to sing so people can hear my message to never give up on your dreams and after the rain the sun will shine.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I started out with R&B but I had a hard time finding my own sound. I struggled with finding myself but still pushed myself to the limit. In 2010 I was introduced to zouk and I started to be more interested in the Haitian culture and what it has to offer. I suddenly fell in complete love with zouk and started writing to any beat I could find on Youtube. In 2013 was when I first recorded a official track and it opened many doors for me by the Grace of God. I met my manager and he introduced me to kizomba. Since then we’ve been making magic. I love what I do because it is part of my culture too.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

The loss of my grandmother was probably the hardest thing to deal with. Seeing my mother cry killed me. I really just prayed about it. Through the good and bad times I find peace whenever I pray. Now in everything I do in music I am most definitely doing it for my grandma who is now my guardian angel. 

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I am inspired by people who are not afraid to take risks for what they love to do the most. It made me more confident that I should not be afraid to be different. I want to inspire people to chase their dreams, to never give up. Every dream begins with a dreamer.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I’ve learned a lot so far in the music industry. I’ve taken features opportunities without contract, gigs without contract etc. it is so easy to get screwed over by people that is why you need to keep your eyes open. I think it is harder in the industry as a female. I think females have to keep their head on their shoulders or else they will become an object to the industry. I am glad I met my manager and my mentor. They inspire me and teach me a lot about the industry, the dos and donts.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I just released a song on itunes, my debuting single “Fly Away” produced by Tony Drumzz. So far the song is doing great. This summer I will be working on my EP with different producers and most definitely performing as much as I can to get myself more out there. 

May 17th - J-Ron, Jessie Simmons And Mr Boom @ Konpa Rehab Party, Miami, FL

May 31st - J-Ron, Jessie Simmons and Mr Boom @ Gouyad au pluriel, Montreal, Qc

 

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Never give up. Never let anyone tell you that you cant. In everything you do, do it with a passion or don’t do it at all. Emotion and passion is the key to win people’s heart because music speaks where words cannot complete.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Download Jessie Simmons's Debuting Single "Fly Away" (Prod.Tony Drumzz) Available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fly-away/id852535022?i=852

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This is different. And a summer song. Hope you guys like it. Ottawa is up next. Love you guys xoxoxox

 

Jessie Simon: Profile

 

Full name

Alesandría-Jessica Ronica Simon

Age

20 (Aug. 7 1993)

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, ON

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, ON

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Montecristi, Dominican Republic / Haiti

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Singer / Songwriter

How long have you been doing it?

Since the age of 3

Fav Song

All My Life – Kci & Jojo

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

En Vogue / Michael Jackson / Alicia Keys / Fugees

Fav Movie

Set it Off

Fav Actor/Actress

Denzel Washington

Fav Sport to play

Volleyball

 

 

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