Thurles, County Tipperary
“Jester play hard rock with style confidence and a punky attitude” - Hotpress
After taking a break for a couple of years Jester are now back writing, recording & are due to release an album in 2014. With slick new tracks the band hope to feature across the festival circuit this Summer.
Infectious Irish pop outfit ‘JESTER’ create melodious, ambient and powerful pop tunes. They entered onto the music scene on a rather high note in 07 when debut single “Maria” charted in the IMRA top 40 Irish Chart. Single no.2, "Scream", also seen them climb the charts yet again, reaching a proud no.18 in the IRMA Irish Singles chart and also claimed the number 1 spot in the downloadmusic chart. The release was marked by an extensive Nationwide tour schedule. (Including a month long tour with fellow Irish act The Blizzards).
Playing in some of Ireland's most prestigious venues and clocking up some ground support along the way, Jester are a 5 piece band who “know how to take a song on the town & show it a good time” (– Hotpress) On the live front Jester have shared the stage with some of Ireland's top acts and luminaries (Including: The Blizzards and Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club). Festivals appearances include: Cois Farraige Festival, Oxegen ('07) and The Sea Sessions Festival('10).
A high point of 2009 for Jester was storming to victory at the prestigious Sea Sessions Irish Unsigned Act Competition in June. The prize ranged from working with the best producers and promoters within the music industry, to recording time in Grouse Lodge.
Jester recorded their new single “Sea Saw” in The NutShed Studios with Joe Egan and produced by Joe Gallagher of Gaff Studios (Jester's live engineer). Jester are currently recording their debut album and aim to complete a commercial but distinctive record, prior to this they will release single 'SEA SAW' in July 2010.