BEHIND THE MIC: Jessica Braithwaite

Written by on August 7, 2020

As heard on Adelaide’s good taste breakfast, Jessica Braithwaite of 9 News and all around musical talent is this week’s featured artist on Behind The Mic!

You may recognize Jessica’s beaming smile and lyrical voice from The Today Show, Totally Wild and Qantas in-flight news among others. But Jessica is not just an amiable news reader, she is also a talented musician.

Jessica’s original songs have been played on on a variety of national stations like the ABC. She has also taught music to orphanage and hospital-bound children on the South Africa/Zimbabwe border and is a major Save The Children ambassador.

The reason for us featuring Jessica this week is that not only is she a woman of many talents but she is also local! Jessica grew up in South Australia and a small town in Mount Gambier where she lived a fulfilling childhood of listening to cassette tapes, playing with her big brother’s go-cart and playing in open fields.

Jessica plays guitar, piano, harmonica and believe it or not, tap dancing percussion – a crowd favourite at live shows!

You can catch Kylie on the The Takeover this Monday for Behind the Mic from 7PM on Adelaide’s 107.9 Life. In the meantime you can check out one of her songs right here!


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