It’s time for another Woman Crush Wednesday, and this time, that honour goes to the very talented Jess Bowen.
Jess is the drummer from The Summer Set (who, you may recall, I talked about on Monday). I have a huge amount of respect for female drummers. There are not that many in the scene, and she’s genuinely amazing at what she does.
Not only is she a founding member of TSS, but recently, she joined forces with Jordan Witzigreuter (aka The Ready Set) to form Nekokat. They’ve released a couple of songs, but their first single, “Gimme a Break” is ridiculously catchy.
Also, let's be real: I think Jess is super pretty and I honestly think she broke a lot of dudes' hearts when she came out. She somehow manages to look great even after sweating her way through a show, which is mind-blowing to me, since I can’t even stand in a concert crowd without looking like I’m half-dead.
I don’t listen to a lot of bands with female members, something I’ve been working on over the past year or so. But, even though Jess doesn’t sing with TSS (apart from backup, I mean), I love that she’s such a prominent member. I love the recognition she gets, and I love how she’s going to inspire so many girls to follow their drumming dreams (even I want to be a drummer because of her, and I’m not nearly coordinated enough).
On a personal level, I think Jess is relatable. She's in her mid-twenties, she's in a successful band, but she still doesn't necessarily have it all figured out. And that's okay, because, as a fan going through the same experience, it's cool to see how she's dealing with "growing up". Despite having seen The Summer Set many times (it's making me a little anxious that they haven't been to Toronto yet this year), I've never met Jess. It's pretty much my goal for the next time they're in town and I think she'd be awesome to hang out with.