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10 Ladies - 10 Questions - Jess Fleming

Welcome to the BRD Original Series - 10 Ladies - 10 Questions!

Hey everyone! Do you like music? Of course you do! Perhaps you remember our last series entitled "10 Punks, 10 Questions." It was a great time and highlighted many of the great punk rock musicians in our province. The only problem was, much like the parties I hosted as a 20 year old, it was a total bro fest. Not that there's anything wrong with that but anyone who's been out to a show in Alberta can confirm that is only a small sliver of what this great scene has to offer. This new series will focus on 10 rad ladies in the Alberta music scene and I hope you find your new favourite artist over the next 2 weeks! So once again, I implore you to hop into your coziest of PJ pants, grab a Radler, and prepare to be entertained!

Happy Friday, you brute-iful beasts! We are going to hit you with one more of these interviews before taking a breather for the weekend and then hitting you like a ton of locally sourced bricks on Monday. Sound hip? Excellent! Let's wander back up North and meet Jess Fleming - lead vocalist of Edmonton band Juliet Ruin! They just may be preparing to unleash some new tunes on the world so let's get to know the lady behind the mic!

BRUTAL REALITY DIGEST: Identify yourself, your band, and your weapon of choice.


JESS FLEMING: I am Jess Fleming, vocalist of Juliet Ruin.


BRD: What is your favourite part about the city you live in?


JF: I love Edmonton’s creative spirit.


BRD: What’s the least favourite part about the city you live in?


JF: I dislike how cold it gets in the winter.


BRD: What is a movie quote you find yourself quoting the most?

JF: “Why don’t you make like a tree and get the fuck out of here?”


BRD: What was the first song you learned how to play?


JF: The very first song I ever sang in public was Kokomo by the Beach boys when I was 4 or 5 🤘🏻Haha


BRD: If you could perform a duet with any musician in history, who would you choose?


JF: Devin Townsend for sure.



BRD: What was the funnest show you ever played? (Good English, Josh)


JF: Probably any one of our Juliet Ruin release party shows. Hometown stuff with a bunch of friends is always the best.


BRD: What was your most embarrassing moment on stage?


JF: When I was 13 or 14 I accidentally kicked my shoe off into the crowd and it was ridiculous.


BRD: What is one cover song that you absolutely refuse to play?


JF: Free Bird.


BRD: What are you most excited for as we finish off 2020?


JF: I'm looking forward to releasing the first single off our upcoming EP called Dark Water coming out in November!


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