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Instruments  Guitar, vocals
Role  Musical Artist
Name  Jess McAvoy
Labels  Henduwin
Years active  1996–present

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Birth name  Jessica Henduwin McAvoy
Born  11 January 1980 (age 35) Perth, Western Australia, Australia (1980-01-11)
Origin  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter, actor
Albums  As the Sun Falls, En Masse, Into the Dark, 14 North A Jess McAvoy Adventure
Genres  Pop music, Independent music, Acoustic music
Similar People  Clare Bowditch, Glenn Close, Deborah Conway

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Jess McAvoy (born 11 January 1980) is a folk, pop, rock musician who was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. McAvoy has released thirteen self-funded and self-produced studio albums on her own label, Henduwin Music. She has toured extensively across Australia, Europe, Canada, and the United States. She is currently based in New York City.


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Jess McAvoy was born on 11 January 1980 and grew up in South Perth. She started playing the guitar and writing music at the age of eleven.

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In 2006, McAvoy released Into the Dark, which was declared Album of the Week by Beat Magazine's Nick Snelling. He wrote, "This is truly a beautiful release. Into the Dark not only crystallizes the gorgeous melancholy of her songwriting, but finally does justice to that wonderful frayed beauty in her voice, that husk versus honey, and the raw introspection of her lyrics. An album to treasure". The album received high accolades from The Age's Clem Bastow, who described McAvoy as "one of the best rootsy female singer-songwriters" and the album as "a stunning spectrum of songs and emotions ... [which] explores the many facets of love and life, and most listeners will find more than a few songs resonating personally".

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In 2008, McAvoy's follow up album, As the Sun Falls, also earned rave reviews. Kaz Mitchell from Inpress Magazine (Melbourne) and Drum Media (Sydney) described it as "Her best album to date. Thumbs up to a very cool album filled with plenty of verve". As the Sun Falls features her most popular single, The Sailor.

In 2011, McAvoy decided to relocate to North America. During her "farewell show" at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, there were cameos by fellow Australian performers including Liz Stringer and Dallas Frasca who surprised the audience by interpreting their favorite McAvoy songs. During this concert, McAvoy performed a duet version of The Sailor with Wally de Backer (Gotye). This live concert collaboration has proven to be a fan favorite and has received over 33,000 views on YouTube. The band included Cat Canteri (The Stillsons), Suzanne Kinsella and Megan Bernard.

McAvoy currently resides in Brooklyn, where she continues to write, perform and collaborate with other artists.

Personal life

McAvoy has an older brother, Ben, who is a professional DJ in Australia. She also has a younger sister, Katrina.

Albums (all released on Henduwin Music)

  • Deepest Feelings (cassette, 1994)
  • Watershed (1997)
  • Release (1999)
  • Four Short Stories (2001)
  • Light Wait (2002)
  • En Masse (2004)
  • Into the Dark (2006)
  • As the Sun Falls (2008)
  • Favorite Time of Day (2009)
  • Favorite Time of Day (Live at the Wick) DVD release (2010)
  • 14 North (2010)
  • Somewhere (with Liz Stringer) (2011)
  • The Women (2014)
  • Singles

  • The Sailor
  • Awards

  • McAvoy was nominated at the West Australian Music Industry Awards, including her 1999 track "Girl", which was compiled on the related album, Kiss My WAMi '99.
  • Beat Magazine's Album of the Week for Into the Dark
  • Australian Council grant recipient
  • Short listed for the APRA Professional Development Award
  • References

    Jess McAvoy Wikipedia