Jess Hitchcock

Jess Hitchcock is a Melbourne-based Indigenous singer-songwriter who has stirred the Australian music and performing arts scene as a genre-defying force. Her powerful voice and knack for storytelling has seen her shine across pop, country, folk, opera and music theatre, sharing the stage and studio with some of Australia’s favourites. 

One of Jess’s most notable collaborations is with legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly. Together they performed and recorded Paul’s song, ‘Everyday My Mother’s Voice’, earning standing ovations across the nation. Jess has also collaborated with Archie Roach, Tina Arena, Kate Miller-Heidke and Lisa Mitchell. 

Jess’s much anticipated album, ‘Unbreakable’, will be with us June 30, 2023. Her original material is equal parts dramatic as it is playful, always  showcasing her vocal prowess. The first single, ‘I Don’t Have The Heart’, was described by The Music as “an arena sized pop ballad”

When Jess is not on stage with her own band, or joining forces with Australian music legends, Jess lends her impressive mezzo-soprano vocals to select performing arts companies, including Bangarra Dance Theatre, Victorian Opera, Opera Queensland and Short Black Opera. Jess recently featured in the theatrical performance, Wudjang: not the past, with Bangarra Dance Theatre, which combines poetry, storytelling, and dance, and features a talented cast of Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander artists. Later this year Jess will appear with OQ in Lady Sings the Maroons and in the VO production of The Visitors.

Born with heritage from the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea, Jess’ artistic diversity and adroitness are seldom seen in someone as young as her, and the way she navigates her own creative path is nothing short of inspirational. 

Jess Hitchcock’s career is one to watch, and her upcoming album release is sure to be a highlight of the year for music lovers.