Jacqui Perks, the daughter of Italian and Irish immigrants, is the Founder and Co-Director of Jamming Station. She was born in Liverpool in the ’60’s. Her father’s love of Country music, in particular Johnny Cash, still influences her passion for close harmony work and a song that tells a story.
In her early 20's she graduated from Dartington College of Arts and spent the next ten years searching, like many, for that elusive 'deal' gigging in various bands and later, as a solo artist, across the London venues such as the Rock Garden, Powerhouse and Mean Fiddler.
She moved back down to the South West to raise her family feeding them on a healthy diet of Joni Michell, Bob Marley, Alison Krauss, U2, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Blondie, Talking heads and Soul music. They in turn have nourished her on Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Grohl, St. Vincent, Christine and the Queens and Billie Eilish. Songwriting continues to be her main joy working solo on crafting "beautifully miserable songs" and co-writing with those who can challenge her obsession with a 6/8 rhythm and an A minor scale.
Jamming Station has been her unexpected offspring growing out of the need of her 12 year son needing to make some big noise on his drums with his mates. She feels blessed to have nurtured the project with her fellow director Beth. She continues to find young people inspiring and is passionate about helping them break ground, stepping out of their comfort zones to take creative risks, discover their own voice and to accept imperfections.