Jess Furneaux is a London based professional guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with over 10 years experience in the music industry. She has performed in multiple venues across Europe and the UK, including 02 Academy Islington, The Hackney Empire, The Dublin Castle, Camden Proud and the NEC Birmingham Arena, where she played to an audience of more than 12,000 people. Jess has also performed at a range of festivals including Camden Rocks, Surface and Latitude Festival with original bands and as a session guitarist.
Jess has always had a passion for music, which started at the early age of 6 when she attended her very first piano lesson. At age 13 she picked up the guitar, and by the age of 15 Jess had already gained her Grade 8 in electric guitar. One year later, she went on to study at the prestigious Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and completed a Level 3 Music Performance Diploma, followed by a Level 5 Higher Diploma, both specialising in guitar. Thereafter, Jess further expanded her musical knowledge by studying at the Detroit Institute of Music Education, where she achieved a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Music Performance. Having a high level of musical expertise has already gained Jess recognition within the music industry, resulting in her working professionally alongside several well-known artists.
Since the age of 16, Jess has been mentored by leading modern rock virtuoso Martin Goulding, who continues to motivate and inspire her in her pursuit of excellence.
Jess successfully teaches guitar to students of all ages up to Grade 8, and has become known as a patient, knowledgeable teacher. She has recently finished composing and recording her debut solo album ‘Utopian Dreams’, which is soon to be released on all major music platforms. She is available to hire for session work, tours and collaborations.
Having worked with Jess on several projects, I’ve always been impressed with her dedication and professionalism. On top of that, she is one of the finest guitarists I know.
Jess is a class act with a killer vibrato …Jess is a killer modern rock guitarist to watch out for!
Jess has been teaching me guitar for the past year and I am so pleased with the progress I’ve made already.
The BEST lead guitarist I’ve ever worked with!