Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow, UK. Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored several UK top ten hits in 2004. When the band split in late 2005 Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed a more authentic Americana musical style. A style far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. Free from the scripted pop industry slowly the true talents of Jackson emerged.
Shying from the limelight for a few years, Jackson spent a lot of time on the road supporting and touring with artists such as Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as writing for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Her work has also attracted the attention of the TV and industry, with her songs ‘Just Not Myself’ and ‘Genie In A Bottle’ featuring on several UK & International TV shows.
Over the year Jill has released a total of three solo albums including a limited edition, hard copy-only album ‘The Ones That Got Away’. This was independently released via Jackson’s official website in late 2011 with no digital download. It was a simple collection of songs that did not make it onto Jackson’s previous albums and alternate versions of previously released tracks. To Jackson’s surprise this album became a major career turning point.
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This lead to the formation of a new project band ’The Chaplins’. Winners of the prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle award in 2014. The band then went on to successfully tour across Europe with Runrig and feature on TV shows such as the ‘The Andrew Marr Show’.
In 2016, Jackson emerged as a true solo artist and continues to enjoy playing live and writing new material with a UK Headline tour expected in May 2018 launching her new 4th studio album produced by Boo Hewerdine.
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