Meet the Band

Jeanice Lee | Vocalist and rhythm guitar

Marco Morelli | Lead guitar

Jamie Hunter | Bass

Tony Hodge | Drums














Biography

Discover the distinctive sound of Jeanicelee - a unique blend of modern, melodic, guitar-fuelled heavy rock with metal, progressive and symphonic elements. Fronted by Jeanice’s deep emotive vocals and supported by Marco’s neoclassical style lead guitar, Jamie’s driving bass and Tony’s impactful drumming, we tell stories with powerful melodies.

“Never too late to start anew and pursue your dreams” was what Jeanice said to herself 6 years ago. Knowing that her innate desire to sing and write songs would never go away, she decided to confront it head on after a life-changing event at the age of 43. She started learning the guitar, writing songs and learning about making music. She met her lead guitarist Marco at a music production course, and soon after they started performing at open mic nights and decided to put a band together. Formed in 2018, the band went on to release their first album “Beyond Never” in March 2019, which laid a solid foundation for Jeanice and her band to build on musically. Apart from organising a series of gigs in Scotland to promote the album, they also supported various touring bands, played at the Wildfire Festival and Maidens of Music Festival, and headlined a Musicians Against Homelessness gig before Covid struck. They released a double A-side in December 2020 to plug the gap during the pandemic. With new drummer Tony on board, they released their heavier and more matured second album "Urban Legends" in June 2022. It gained lots of radio plays around the world and excellent album reviews. The album release tour dates were disrupted by Marco's ill health and the band had to take a 3-month break. New bass player Jamie joined in October 2022 completing the current line-up. Plans for 2023 - the band is eager to start writing new music and they will be supporting the legendary Wishbone Ash at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh in September.

In describing Jeanicelee’s music, here are what some people in the music scene have to say: 

"...front woman Jeanice Lee's incisive vocals - it's the sound you'd hear if blades could cry" (Fireworks Magazine, 2022)

 "(Urban Legends) is a beautifully written and intriguing album and presents something just a bit different..." (Rockfiend, 2022)

 "...pulsating, driving hard rock with flashes of metal, progressive and symphonic rock melded together in white hot lava..." (Accidental Music Reviewer, 2022) 

 "(Urban Legends) is a truly awesome album from start to finish...where all eight tracks could stand on their own as individually released singles" (Metal Epidemic, 2022)

 "Jeanice Lee is a real growing talent and definitely one to keep an eye on" (Moshville Times, 2020)

 "Jeanice definitely brings originality and freshness to her music" (Rockfiend, 2020)

 "(Beyond Never) is easily one of the best albums we have heard yet"(Alternative Promotions, 2019)

 "very distinctive voice...(Beyond Never) is an excellent debut, well produced and presented" (The Rocker, 2019)

 "distinct and contemporary sound" (Fabrications HQ, 2019)

 "mesmerising voice" (Small Music Scene, 2019)