In February of this year, Jess and her band performed at none other than the prestigious London Palladium for the 100 Hearts Night of Comedy as part of a wonderful evening to raise money for Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity and its two priority projects, the Harefield Transplant Appeal and the Cystic Fibrosis ‘Back in the Driving Seat Appeal.’ All proceeds raised from the evening went to these two projects.
Appearing with her live band The Jessington World of Adventures, Jess performed to a crowd of over 2000 people (including HRH the Earl of Wessex!) showcasing a mixture of witty impressions, musical numbers and fierce vocals. Her band featured Lawrence on bass, John on drums and Michael on piano. Well, we say piano, he described it more as a ‘keyboard plugged into a laptop that was plugged into an audio interface that was plugged into a DI box’. Simple, right?
The star-studded evening included performances by wonderful comedians including Rob Brydon, Harry Enfield, Nina Conti and Greg Davies and fantastic music by the legendary Chris Difford (Squeeze) and the HeeBee GeeBees! Comedy writer and legendary presenter Clive Anderson hosted the show and warmed up the audience before introducing each performer, opening with the wonderful Desiree Burch and closed by Rob Brydon, who, as usual, had the audience in hysterics. Jess and co truly brought the house down with their one of a kind musical comedy and were over the moon to have performed on such a wonderful night.
The entire evening was produced by actor and composer Philip Pope alongside his wife Rosie who were praised for their impeccable organisation, and the total amount raised for the two charities came to a staggering £185,000! A star-studded and successful night all round.
You can check out what Jess and the band got up to backstage HERE