Jess Bown is on the ‘Up’!


Jess Bown, singer, Mark Caira, guitar teacher, recording, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex

Local guitarist & music teacher Mark Caira brought another one of his talented tutees to the studio last week, to record four distinctive tracks!

Jess Bown, a year 10 Eastbourne Academy student, is a prodigious pupil of Mark’s – who sings, plays the guitar and is also a dab hand on the keyboard! For her first CMP session, however, Jess decided to focus solely on recording her vocals, while Mark accompanied her on his guitar.

Jess Bown, singer, Mark Caira, guitar teacher, recording, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex

Jess with her CDs!

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Jess chose to record the following four covers:

When I Look At You – Miley Cyrus

The Climb – Miley Cyrus

Up – Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato

Little Do You Know – Alex & Sierra

Jess Bown, singer, Mark Caira, guitar teacher, recording, CMP Studios, Eastbourne, Sussex

The purpose behind the session was to get Jess familiar with the whole recording process, from start to finish. Mark has high hopes that Jess’s first experience at a professional studio will help to boost her confidence as a performer. Which will certainly come in handy when the two of them perform in public at several different events this summer!

In addition to being her music teacher, Mark has in fact formed a musical performance partnership with Jess. With Jess on vocals and Mark sticking to his trusty acoustic guitar, the duo will first be playing at the Old Town Recreation Ground Fair (on Saturday 18th July). Their second summer gig will be on Western Lawns on Saturday 1st August (shortly after the Eastbourne Lammas Festival), and their third gig will be at Alfriston Festival Weekend on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

And with that set of exciting dates to look forward to, we’re confident that Jess’s confidence as a musician will keep on growing – which will stand her in very good stead when she applies to Lewes College to study music after completing her GCSEs!

Anyone keen to start up some guitar or piano lessons can contact Mark via phone (01323 733 517) or email (mark.caira@hotmail.com).