Hailing from Osset,West Yorkshire, 19 year old Jenny Iveson isn’t your average Criminology student. With the help of her brother Dave, Iveson taught herself to play the guitar and has been playing for about 8 years now. She also started penning down thoughts, which eventually transformed into songs.
Having no formal vocal training, Iveson plucked up the courage to play in a few bars where her family worked. Iveson then got her big break after performing at The Hop in Wakefield.
“The Hop was the first place I took seriously and kept going to. Every Monday before moving to Leeds, I performed at the open mic nights at The Hop”, she said.
Heavily influenced by Taylor Swift’s writing style Iveson’s own songs are extremely personal and relatable to people of her age.
“Taylor Swift’s songs has inspired my writing, so I try to write from personal experiences.” she said.
While Taylor Swift has influenced Iveson lyrically, her voice takes after Laura Marling.
“ People have said I sound like Laura Marling and I do think it’s quite a huge compliment. I absolutely love Laura Marling”,said Iveson.
Despite having her original music, Iveson isn’t quite ready to showcase her song-writing abilities just yet.
“ I want my songs to be perfect. I do sing them at gigs sometimes, but I mostly do covers because I think I’m still learning the ropes and I don’t want to mess it up”, she said.
Iveson is currently focusing on recording her EP to be released by the end of this year.
Here’s a video of Jenny Iveson performing at The Hop earlier this year. Click on this link to access her youtube account.