It’s been a busy year for Jess, with sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, tons of voiceover work and her hugely successful tour The Jess Robinson Experience. So, it might seem crazy to add another tour into the mix but hey, that’s how she likes it!
Following on from a successful run in Edinburgh, Jess decided to take this show on the road and kicked off 2019 with an incredible run of No Filter, backed once again by her fabulous musical family The Jessington World of Adventures! From February to May Jess and co travelled up and down the UK delivering a star studded line up including Dame Shirley Bassey, Nicki Minaj and, of course, Britney Spears, all performed by Jess herself with the backing of her faultless band. Described as ‘classic style and glamour with a pop-culture twist’ (Tom King, Broadway Baby) No Filter hit all the right notes and then some.
A new addition to previous performances was the inclusion of ‘Celebrity Beach Volleyball’, a new kind of vocal roulette where Jess relied on her audience to choose different songs for her to sing in a seemingly endless number of possible styles – Shirley Bassey singing ‘Bat Out of Hell’, anyone? Another crowd favourite was ‘Six Degrees of Theresa May’ where Jess explains (not proudly) that every voice in her repertoire is only six degrees away from being that of the former Prime Minister.
These dizzying vocal acrobatics and improvised impressions certainly impressed the audience, with her band lending perfectly timed musical support to adapt to the ever-changing rhythm of the show, but the real showstopping moments came when Jess cast aside impressions and parodies and simply let the audience see her true self. Including several numbers performed in her own singing voice, Jess chose to show a little more vulnerability and openness this time around, a fact which did not disappoint and which really helped to set this tour aside from her previous work.
The whole point of No Filter was, as Jess out it herself to be more open, honest and unapologetically herself and it’s safe to say she did just that. Check out the trailer HERE