Jess Bowen is best known as the drummer of the The Summer Set, a pop-rock band she co-founded as a teen in Arizona in 2007. Having garnered a local following with their early work, the band was signed to their first record label as soon as the members graduated from high school, and they went on to gain a large international fan base throughout the rest of the ten years they played together. The Summer Set has several well-received albums under their belt, and have toured all around the world, including performances in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, iHeart Radio Music Festival, and several summer’s on Warped tour. They have had multiple songs featured on radio and a variety of television shows on ABC and MTV.
Since 2017, Jess has continued as a touring drummer with artists such as 3OH!3, Alice Glass, Tessa Violet, The Ready Set, Only Child, and many others. She’s also been featured in a national Pepsi commercial as the drummer for Charli XCX. She is known to audiences around the world for the energy she brings to the stage and the life her drumming infuses into the music.
Jess grew up in a drum-playing family following in the footsteps of her dad and older brother. Her major influences include drummers such as Travis Barker, Dave Grohl, and Shelia E. She is endorsed by DW drums, Sabian cymbals, Vater sticks and Remo percussion. When she’s not drumming, you will most likely find her petting a puppy, doing crossfit, or making the best breakfast burrito you could ever dream of.
With a name like 'Bowie', you'd kinda think that a career in music would be a foregone conclusion for DJ/singer/songwriter/producer, Bowie Jane.
But not so - Bowie's been doing the whole
‘superhero’ thing - living a complete double existence - and all unbeknownst to her work colleagues. By day, a mild-manner criminal trial attorney, but by night secretly a fully- fledged musician, performing five to six nights a week and secretly courting an electric DJ Singer Songwriter Producer Career in the house and tech house scene.
Her recent hit “Busted” (of which she co wrote and sung) premiered on CBS prime time TV show “SWAT” and steadily rose up the Billboard Club Charts to 21. The UK followed suit and Busted became Bowie’s first top ten hit in the UK hitting no. 7. This is her fourth top 20 song in the UK Club Charts.
Bowie is a strong songwriter and vocalist and has worked with numerous writer’s and producers around the world including writer’s in Sweden, London, LA and Nashville as well as working with the Cube Guys, Glovibes, 7th Heaven, Superstylers and many more.
Her story captured the world’s interest with TV, radio and press attention worldwide including the Daily Mail UK, Daily Express, NBC News, Reuters, the Star, London Metro, National Nine News and the Today TV Show with her charting hits across Europe and the UK in the club charts. She received radio airplay on 74 stations across the UK including the BBC.
Bowie is an experienced performer having performed at thousands of venues around the world including F1 Grand Prix, Dodgers Stadium, Millennium Stadium Wales, H Club Hollywood (opening for Paul Oakenfold), the Australian Open Tennis Championships, Yost Theater, the Abbey West Hollywood, Le Jardin, Liaison, Sky Bar and Homeland festival London.
Jess Bowen and Bowie Jane - established musicians, workout buddies, and best friends chatting about and to females working in the music industry!
On the Babes Behind the Beats podcast, Jess and Bowie chat about life and all things music, with a particular focus on females working in the music industry, both behind the scenes and on stage.
Each week will feature informative and entertaining interviews with musicians/singers, DJ’s, producers, tour managers, photographers, audio engineers, makeup artists and more.
Hang out, grab your favorite beverage, and tune in to Jess & Bowie on Babes Behind the Beats podcast every Wednesday on IDOBI RADIO 7pm ET.
Need advice about the music industry from Jess & Bowie? Want to hear about their most brutal WOD? Favorite cocktail recipe they whip up when they’re about to settle down in front of the mic? Submit all your burning inquiries to us at twitter on @babesbehindbeat and tune in weekly to see if the babes answer your questions on the podcast!