I find myself getting dressed on a friday night, listening to Jessie Wagner’s “Army of the Underdog.” The sexy, blues overtone and rockin’ guitar riffs get me fired up for an evening out. -Alysia Stern, TRS 24/7 Radio 

jesse wagnerJessie Wagner is a rising star in the music world today. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Jessie’s musical adventure has allowed her to travel the world, broadening her sound and her style. Her career blossomed as she began writing songs for Black House, a production company in Jacksonville, Florida. From there, she was encouraged to continue writing and singing with other artist in the area. While performing in clubs and venues in the South, she met Bo Bice, who went on to become an American Idol finalist. She then began singing and touring with his band, Sugar Money. Shortly after finishing a tour of Alabama with Sugar Money, Jessie moved to New York City to further her singing career.

Her next step was becoming one of the lead singers in the most renowned disco group in history – Chic. Since then, she has performed at such prestigious venues as the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary Roskilde Rock Festival, and – above all- the Grammys. She has also experienced the honor of singing with artists from all facets of the music industry – such as Patti Labelle, Sir Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Sister Sledge, Musiq, the Pointer Sisters, Bebe Winans, Eric Bene, and many more. Now, Jessie tours with Kid Rock and has contributed vocals on his last three albums.

Jessie’s newest project is the pop-rock E.P., Army of the Underdog, written and produced by her band, Envy. Envy blends the soul of her voice with the fervor and intensity of gutteral, guitar – driven rock; thus creating a hybrid sound that is unique and exciting. They are currently performing in and around New York City.

Connect With Jesse Wagner and Envy:

Instagram: @jessie_wagner

About Envy:

Jessie Wagner and Envy is a five-piece band that successfully combines the elements of rock, pop, and soul to create a unique and exciting sound. Jessie, formerly of chic and current vocalist for Kid rock, Jessie was looking for people to help her develop her musical vision of combining her soulful voice with rock, when she met Kieran Sullivan. Kieran brought to the table laid back, reggae rock and added bit of sly fun to the music. Together they found other musicians with varied backgrounds to collaborate with and help mold envy’s distinctive flavor. Dave Diamond on drums, contributed a jam band quality. Steve Bonacio, delivered a classic, writhing bass feel that reflected the rock gods of the 70′s. Completing the set, James ivory Lewis brought the searing heat of the blues. All of these elements mix together to form the perfect hybridization of music, as well as assembling a formidable rock band.

Envy: 

Dave Diamond, Drums

Kieran Sullivan, Guitar

Steven Bonacio, Bass

James Lewis, Guitar

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Christine Gerani

Christine Gerani

Editor of SpotOnMagazine at SpotOnMagazine
Christine Gerani is the Editor of Long Island’s SpotOnMagazine, a website dedicated for lovers of Food, Booze and Music! She's interviewed everyone from Grammy winners to Reality Stars and is Executive Producer of "Bites & Booze with Matthew Kourie." Before that, Christine was a session singer and sang backup for Long Island Pop Star Debbie Gibson. She's performed at countless venue’s including Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum and Wembley Stadium in England. She's recently been a judge at the Long Island Horseradish Festival and was lead judge at the My Country 96.1 Next Big Country Star! For the second year in a row she has been a "WingMan" for New York Best Wings Festival.
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