Jemima - As You Are
Jemima - Vegan Singer/Songwriter • 3m 20s
Vegan pop singer Jemima's singles have found success on the charts. This single, called “As You Are”, debuted at #1 on the singer-songwriter singles chart in Australia. The track tells the story of falling for someone, but most importantly, accepting them for who they are. The use of saxophone, Christmas bells, and a 1966 Höfner violin bass leaves “As You Are” reminiscent of a ’60s love song. But Jemima’s contemporary melodies and vocal delivery make the single very much welcome in 2021’s pop scene.
Jemima’s devotion to music has been clear since she was a teenager. She spent her weekends busking on the street and by 16-years-old, was regularly gigging around her hometown of Newcastle. She lived in her van during her late-teen years, road-tripping the east coast of Australia and playing music wherever she could. Her dog Levi came too, naturally. At 20-years-old, on a whim, Jemima decided to move to London. Just two weeks later, she was standing at Heathrow airport.
Jemima became a regular performer at bars in Soho, Camden, and Kensington. Not seeming to understand the concept of a “day off”, she would use her non-gigging days to busk in London’s busiest streets, armed with fingerless gloves during the winter months, and an unwavering desire to connect with people.
She auditioned for and was accepted into the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM London), where she studied a Bachelor of Songwriting and was taught by the likes of Bernard Butler (former guitarist and lyricist for ’90s rock band Suede). She also learned piano and ukulele (she already played guitar) and took up drum lessons.
As if all this is not enough, Jemima also writes articles for the amazing vegan publication PlantBasedNews.org. In fact, she authored the great article that announced the debut of this network.