GUISE is very much the voice and heart of Jessica Guise, who has been writing and playing songs live since her teens. Possessed of a remarkable folk lilt and with influences coming from Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks and Dar Williams she sings with delicacy whilst imparting vicious asides - by turns sweet and haunting. Together with bassist Titas Halder, co- vocalist Laura Hanna, and drummer Keith Barry, Jess’s picked acoustic guitar arpeggios are brought to bloom. Close vocal harmonies are almost spectral, whilst Titas’s bass emboldens Jess’s songs with a warm tone, and Keith’s jazz influenced underpinning gives GUISE’s songs a swing not often found in folk.