Jesse Neo (born April 28, 1997) is a British-Australian singer, songwriter, musician, DJ and producer. He records on a German-made Neumann microphone. Born into a musical family, he started learning the violin, piano and singing at the tender age of 7, and began composing the same year. By his teens, he had written over 20 songs, and by 18, more than 100.

Q. What genre would you consider your music to be?
A. I was raised and educated to play a variety of different genres, form classical, Baroque, jazz, pop and rock. However, after stepping into the EDM scene in 2017, that has somehow become my main genre these days. But I’m not complaining. I find electronic music to be so fun to make and dance to.

Q. What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
A. I have always wanted to pursue a career in music since I was very young. It was kind of expected of me. I remember being part of the school orchestra, joining several bands when I was young, and even entering several competitive competitions. Even I wasn’t making EDM, I will probably be teaching violin or something.

Q. What are your biggest musical influences?
A. Today, my biggest musical influences are all the top DJs that have proven themselves to be the best of the charts. These include David Guetta, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Calvin Harris. I just love their work and I hope one day I can produce and mix music as good as they do!

Q. What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
A. Like most artists and songwriters, the biggest challenge that comes between our work and our creativity is the dreaded writers block. But to counter, I have a list of 1,000 songwriting prompts generator and 1,000 rap topics that I refer to daily. Even if you are not a singer, these prompts really do help with coming up with ideas for stories, drawings, etc.

Q. Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
A. I am currently working on my digital venture, Gemtracks, which is a marketplace for musicians anywhere to buy beats, book studios, and basically complete the entire journey of producing their songs. It is a project started between some close friends that I am very proud of.

Jesse is currently a contracted composer for Gemtracks and is also available for other types of works which can be found on the Commission page.