What was your motivation for becoming a singer?

“For one, my grandmother was a recording artist. Her being up on stage is actually how my grandparents met, so you could say that being a singer is the reason I exist. As early as I can remember I was a performer and singing has been a part of my life since I was a young child. As a child it was camp musicals, and in high school I started listening to records and joining bands just to get the chance to perform live. More than anything its always been about connecting with people.”

How did you get started in this industry?

When I was in grade 5 I had my band enter a local talent contest with a song i had written which we recorded and we won! This gave me an idea that perhaps I wasn’t a terrible songwriter, so I kept at it and years later in high school, through some really great luck, or what I would call fate,  met a writer in my town who had a lot of success in the business. He took me under his wing and it led to having music I wrote play on the radio. As soon as I learned that this was an actual job, I was hooked and never looked back.

Do you have any side projects?

Aside from taking care of my dog and learning how to golf, the music business keep me too busy to have any.

How do you market yourself or your business?

I have an incredible manager and she has built a support team around me that helps fuel todays digitally led business model.

What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs or people in the entertainment industry?

Be yourself in whatever you do. There is already one of everyone else in the world out there, and God made you who you are for a reason. Be that person and no one else. And outwork your competition, because there’s always someone out there with the same or more drive than you have.

Do you have any future plans for future music or any other festivals coming up?

I am writing and recording all the time. I have more new music ready to be released than ever before. After playing Stagecoach this weekend the band and I are excited to get back out on the road and take this new music across the US.

We wish Jesse Labelle much success with his future endeavors and cannot wait to see what is in store for him this coming year and festivals to come.

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