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Posted by portugalpress on February 06, 2018
From left: Kiss Fm’s Owen Gee, Jessica Lee Morgan and Christian Thomas

Jessica Lee Morgan, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and daughter of 60s legend Mary Hopkin and revered composer and producer Tony Visconti (T Rex and David Bowie to name just two), called in at the Kiss Fm studio in Albufeira on Sunday morning (February 4) to speak with presenter Owen Gee.

She was accompanied by long-time partner, Christian Thomas, and they both said they would very much like to come back to the Algarve and understood why so many in the music biz have chosen to have a home here.

Jessica started at an early age playing and singing at a school concert with a Hohner guitar she received from 60s/70s singer Joe Brown. Jessica not only writes and sings but also plays saxophone and percussion.

Her first album, "I Am Not", was released in 2010 and her second, “Around the Block”, was released on June 16, 2017.

In “Around the Block”, she proved her talent by including tracks varying from a folk to pop to jazz style, several of which were played during the Solid Gold Sunday Show, including one, "Painting By Numbers", a cover of one her mother’s on which her brother, Morgan Visconti, played guitar. She also begins a seven-concert tour of the UK in May.

Bonnie Tyler contacted the show to reveal that both Jessica's mother and grandmother visited her house in Wales some 20 years ago bearing Welsh cakes. While being shown around Bonnie’s home, Mary spotted a piece of old wallpaper in her attic, where it had been since 1850, and asked if she could have it as Mary was interested in designing wallpaper. Jessica informed the listeners that her gran sadly died two years ago and Mary never did design any wallpaper.

Jessica said she thoroughly enjoyed her visit to the studio and particularly enjoyed Owen’s quick wit with links to the various song titles.

She also revealed that a third album is in the pipeline.

By PETER CAIN

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