“I make music because I love it!” says Jennifer Ramsey, and it shows. Jennifer is an engaging performer, backing her full-bodied vocals with ukulele or guitar.
Her versatility extends beyond her wide vocal range and multiple instruments to the vast selection of covers she performs, running the gamut from folk to rock, alternative to pop, rockabilly to roots, all with a distinct southern flair.
“I just sing and play songs I love - and avoid all other limits.” This includes putting her own spin on covers, including a reggae version of Aha’s Take On Me, rockabilly Danny Boy, and ukulele-driven Dog Days.
Here Jennifer is performing a solo cover of the week, Exes and Ohs by Elle King:
Jennifer thrives on audience energy, from intimate gatherings to large crowds. She enjoys interacting with audience members, presenting “an engaging, high-energy performance.”
She has performed at private parties, restaurants, bars, weddings, benefits, conventions, musicals, and -back in her Georgia days- sang the national anthem for fans of the Macon Braves.
Jennifer is not only a talented musician, but also an absolute professional, whether working solo, or as part of the band, Face-N-Time.
Face-N-Time features Jennifer on vocals, rhythm guitar, sax, and ukulele, along with Michael Brown on vocals and guitar, Willie Kohut on lead guitar, James Wayman on vocals and bass, and Lindy Alo on percussion.
Jennifer (and her guitars, ukulele, saxophone, harmonicas and sound system) are available for your upcoming event. Get to know Jennifer, take a listen for yourself, and contact her today!
Synchronicity at its best! Saturday we were playing at Galati's Hideaway in Cary while SNL's Prince tribute was playing on the screen behind us. Watch it - it's pretty cool! The beats per minute were really lining up, and at times it even seemed the words were coming together a bit.
No doubt about it, it's the holidays! I'm decking the halls and getting ready for some great December shows. This Saturday, I'm with my fantastic band, Face N Time at Horseshoe Bar and Grill in Lake Barrington, and we'd love to see you there. You have to meet Rev. Willie, our new lead guitarist! It may be cold outside, but he will melt your face off! Check the Shows page for more info... AND there are exciting things on the horizon for the New Year, so stay tuned!
Tonight will be another fun night at Perry's in Park Ridge. I haven't been back there in a while and will be great to see Nick and his crew. Good food, good beer and family friendly. There is even some new tunes since the last trip there and even since the last solo gig. Look forward to seeing everyone out tonight. Check out the Shows Page for a list of upcoming events including Perry's and the Videos Page for some of my recent covers of the week. See you tonight!
It's gonna be another fun Saturday night at the Copper Fiddle in Lake Zurich. Ron or Travis will be doing their special mixology with any special cocktail you want. It should be a really fun night and if you ask real nice Fred Robinson might even tell you about how the AWARD WINNING Bourbon and Gin is made. Ask about how many people are using the same bottle as Copper Fiddle. While you get prepped, check out the latest cover of the week on the Videos Page.
I just posted my latest cover of the week. Check it out on the Videos page or directly on my Youtube Channel! Enjoy it and come see more at Port of Blarney, RAIN OR SHINE Sunday afternoon from 1-5 p.m.
Check out the videos page for my two recent covers of the week. In addition, there are 2 solo appearances in the next two weeks with all the details on the Shows Page. This Saturday night I will make a triumphant return to Perry's Pizza in Park Ridge and then next Sunday afternoon will be outside on the patio at Port of Blarney in Antioch. If it rains we will move inside. Either way come enjoy my fun mix of pop, rock, current, folk and country covers. Can't wait to see you!
Hey, guys! There's a new venue on the list and this place is the coolest of the cool. Copper Fiddle Distillery on Rt. 22 in Lake Zurich is a place where you can hear quality live music and taste hand crafted, small batch gin and bourbon. It's taken from grain to bottle right there on the premises. I'm there on 2/6 from 7:30 - 10:30, so you should be too! 532 W IL Rt. 22, Lake Zurich.
It's getting chilly out, but don't dismay: you still have the turning leaves to look forward to, plus LOTS of MUSIC! Friday, come see BAD GIRLFRIEND's first HEADLINING show! We're appearing with Betty Bleu and Full Throttle CGO, so don't miss this full night of rock!
Then, on Saturday, it's the whole enchilada: FACE-N-TIME (Five-Pack Edition) will rock your face off at our end of Summer party at Pier 99. Bring friends - it is a PARTY, after all!
Friends and fans have inquired, and it's with a heavy heart that I announce that I'm no longer part of Jennerator, a band I've worked with for the last two years. They are continuing with a new lead singer who will be joining them for the first time publicly on August 23rd at Dock's. I'll be with Bad Girlfriend that evening, who is thrilled to be appearing with Platinum at Blarney Island. I wish each of them the best of luck going forward. It was truly a project I treasured.
But, the beat goes on. Find out about all the fun shows coming up, including TOMORROW with Face-N-Time at Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Il. It's National Bratwurst Day, and TRUST ME, there will be some sausage-themed lyrics! Get that show's details, along with more upcoming news on the Shows page.