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Jessica Prouty Band 2014

The Jessica Prouty Band is no more*, but it isn't exactly dead.

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* There may be limited gigs as the Jessica Prouty Band.

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Check out the new guitarists, Jon Suh and Jansen Manning. Catch them this summer with Cam Pelkey (drums) and Jessica Prouty (vocals and bass).





Free for Nitro Circus Fans! The Jessica Prouty Band's "Light This Place Up" mp3 heard at the TD Garden in Boston.




First European Review!

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The English Translation:
A promising debut from Jessica Prouty's band. She plays the bass and sings really well and with this very brief (just 30 minutes) record delivers to us a well- played and produced piece of work, with an impeccable audio quality, but it also highlights some uncertainty of the band of which musical path to take. In more than one situation they show their fondness for Evanescence ("I know", alternation of furious accelerations and dreamy moments; "Devastate" with stopped guitars and whirlpools, sometimes caressing, sometimes fast and furious; the dark and painstaking power ballad "Sometimes I wonder") but without a particular distinction, thus the result is competent, but anonymous. 
They take off instead when they take the ways of a more traditional rock, on the splendid "Light This Place Up", a song between the saloon hard blues and a more chromed party metal, with guitar slides, harmonica and vocal lines somewhat reminiscent of Halestorm, and with the title track, Set Me Free, a modern class metal, a little like the band Hydrogyn but warmer and melodic. 
Even "Stay" is not bad, a notable piece of fast rhythm hard rock, and the band  Hydrogyn is evoked again in "Tired". "Take a walk with me" closes the record, a sensible and delicate ballad, sung by Jessica in a duet with the guitarist, Cody Nilsen. If they succeed in getting rid of the now weary ghost of Amy Lee's band and become aware of the capabilities they have in forging a more classic type of hard rock, they surely will have an easy way ahead.
  • As an addendum, an explanation as to why the translation may have been tricky at the end of the review:

    The last sentence which puzzles them so much (due to Google Translate) probably b/c of the Italian idiomatic expression "la strada in discesa". It literally means "the road downhill" which sounds like a bad connotation in English ("they'll go down from here"), as if the author meant that they can only get worse from where they are now. 

    Instead, that expression in Italian has a very, very positive connotation, which comes from bicycle racing. It means that from now on their way from here will be easy - as if it would be for a bicycle racer, who from now on rides downhill. This is why I translated it "easy way ahead". 

    Gulia (who graciously translated it for the JPB)


Set Me Free the Album is coming late fall/winter. If you are a radio station or reviewer, etc. and would like an advanced copy, email

CD Release parties being planned now.


Read an early review!

Sonic Cathedreal Jessica Prouty Band Review


It doesn’t matter that the Jessica Prouty Band plays rock instead of metal. Sonic Cathedral’s tagline may be “Where the women of metal rock!”, but the women of rock music can rock just as well. Set Me Free is a fantastic example of that. It thrives with a guitar soul, killer drumming, a frontwoman with an electrifying presence, and the perfect blend of musical maturity and pop sensibility. On top of all that, it’s got insanely good songs, some of which sound even better with the volume turned up high. If one band has the talent to reaffirm my faith (and maybe yours, too) in good mainstream rock music, it would the Jessica Prouty Band. That’s why I urge anyone who likes what they’ve read here to check out Set Me Free as soon as it’s released.

9 / 10

Sara Letourneau

To read the whole thing, visit Sonic Cathedreal.

Prouty’s vocals are such a treasure that for them to go unheralded would be tragic. Her young voice has the dynamic ability to flow effortlessly from sultry crooning to sassy attitude to spitfire venom. She is one of those rare female singers that can do badass rocker chick and yet could probably perform perfectly as a pop princess if that was her preference. Lucky for us, she chose to go the rock ‘n’ roll route...with her out in front, they are an indie modern rock band that will not remain indie much longer.

by Mark Allen, Senior Columnist

It's Here - Set Me Free - New Single - Album Coming

"....Prouty’s arresting voice.  Its mix of power and clarity makes her band sound like a heavier version of Heart, if Heart had provided the soundtrack to a less nuanced Game of Thrones.  These songs make me want to simultaneously fight a dragon while pining for a handsome prince.   It’s a bit of a throwback record in that it’s arena rock, and unashamedly so."

Mark Finn, The Noise, Boston



New Review with a Preview of the Album!

The Ripple Effect Review of the Jessica Prouty Band

Give it to us loud and hard.  Make it sound classic but, with hooks and power. Stir in some metal and blues.  Belt out the songs with a siren edge steeped in the tones of Ann Wilson, Chrissie Hynde and Debbie Harry.  Lay down a deep guttural bottom, sear it with vicious lead guitar and lethal rhythm.  Show us your raw energy, rough and tumble side and you have Set Me Free by The Jessica Prouty Band...

Read it all at the Ripple Effect.






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Jessica Prouty Band Front Row Report Set Me Free Review


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The Jessica Prouty Band may be on the younger end of the spectrum but that's no reason not to take them seriously. Prouty herself is setting a fantastic example for other local females who wish to take up music. The magnificent band only adds to her power. Having a single that's sure to go all the way to the top of the local charts doesn't hurt them either. --By Melissa Campbell

And more from Howl Magazine here too.


Bill Copeland Music News


Next up was the Jessica Prouty Band performing her song “Set Me Free.” Prouty’s keyboardist, Andy Covino, and lead guitarists, Aaron Shuman and Cody Nilsen, played out wild phrases to intro the anthem-like song. Prouty then displayed her arena size  vocal over a wedge of compelling, gripping, driving music. Prouty is studying at Berklee College Of Music, and she is still young enough to get signed to a modern rock record label. The right person at the right time will surely notice her stage presence, songwriting, and that voice made for stadiums.  -- By Bill Copeland

(JPB Note: The band writes the songs together.)




The New England Music Awards

It was a wonderful night! Thank you to the RJL Memorial Fund who helped make this possible.



New England Music Awards Poster Jessica Prouty Band at the Lowell Auditorium

Jessica Prouty Band at the New England Music Awards Lowell Auditorium Stage


Click on a live photo to make it bigger. Photo Credit: Anne Ruthmann at


A few words about their performance. Cat from the Cheap Seats had this to say the next night on her radio show:


You are listening to the Cheap Seats on Cool 102 with the Jessica Prouty Band, Set Me Free, that is actually a brand spanking new song from the JPB. Had the pleasure of seeing them perform last night at the NE Music Awards and everybody at the table was going "Wow."


They're teenagers. They are young talented individuals, and I've had the pleasure of seeing Jessica perform a few times now. And it's one thing to own the stage when you get up on stage to perform, it is another thing to own the stage,  the audience and every molecule of oxygen in a venue once you start performing, and Jessica commands that when she gets onstage. She is one of the best performers and to think that she is still in her teens is  mind-boggling to me.


So if you would like some of that, you know, heart-pumping, chest thumping music, I highly recommend that you look up the Jessica Prouty Band online. Set Me Free is also available on their website as well.




The Jessica Prouty Band won a battle of the bands to be here, and they show us just how they did it—with face-smashing rock and power-packed vocal styles.

Cam Pelkey on drums pounds out the intense heartbeat of the one song the band plays, reinforced by Andy Covino (keyboard) Jessica (lead vocals/bass), Aaron Shuman (guitar/backup vocals) and Cody Nilsen, (guitar/backup vocals).

The Noise (Max Bowen)

Listen to My Way now! And get ready for the new CD in winter 2014.

RJL Memorial Fund Battle


So honored to be a part of this!


SchoolJam USA Finalist!


SchoolJAM USA in Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA!

The Jessica Prouty Band came in second

from bands across the USA.


Jessica received the best vocalist award.

Cam received the best drummer award.


For a recap of the contest and the

NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants Show), read

Jessica's Blog on the CA Trip Tab above or click here.



Time to Escape Video from The John Lennon Tour Bus

The Jessica Prouty Band won the John Lennon Tour Bus Daddy's Junky Music Rockin' Roland Battle of the Bands and performed in the Peabody store with the Rockin' Roland Band and got to make a music video on the John Lennon Tour Bus. This is the video. The band thanks EVERYONE (including Kevin and Ryan, the engineers on the bus) for helping make this possible. The track from the video, Escape, produced by Brian Maes, came out on the Time to Escape CD in June 2010!




Set Me Free Single available on

iTunes and Amazon!

Jessica Prouty Band My Way CD link to iTunesor Jessica Prouty Band's CD My Way link to Amazon

Jessica Prouty Band's Set Me Free Single Cover

My Way CD available on

iTunes and Amazon!

Jessica Prouty Band My Way CD link to iTunesor Jessica Prouty Band's CD My Way link to Amazon

Jessica Prouty Band's My Way CD Cover


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