Jessica Speziale !
Jessica is a pop/rock powerhouse who draws inspirations and comparisons with the likes of Tina Turner, Amanda Marshall and Melissa Etheridge. A native Torontonian, she grew up in a musical families where car sing alongs were a regular part of life. She grew up playing guitar, writing her own music and performing in every band, choir and showcase she could find.
Now Jessica has an EP and a full length album under her belt, 2011’s Dear Reverie, and Shine, in 2014. Both albums earned her accolades, airplay and audiences for her increasing number of live shows. She’s toured accross Canada multiple times, and has played festivals like Newmarket Jazz Festival, Indie Week Canada, VIA Rail’s Artist On Board Program, Canadian Music Week and NXNE.
A passionate soul with a love for music, we couldn’t resist Jessica Speziale.
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Hair – great hair goes a long way! I love someone who wears their hair with a healthy dose of rebellious attitude.
What is your ideal first date/what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
My favourite first date involves playing pool and eating chicken wings. It’s my go-to because it’s a great activity to fill any awkward silences and allows my date and I to get to know each other over a fun, competitive game. And chicken wings are the best – there’s no hiding or holding back when you’re both covered in wing sauce!
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Find your best friend. I made a trillion mistakes constantly chasing the same type of person over and over again – the intoxicating, but completely unavailable guy. Finally, I met someone that I get along with on all levels. We like the same songwriters, we’re into similar creative interests, we can travel together, and we can sit there and do nothing and it feels like family. The best friend. That, so far, is my best piece of advice. Obviously, there has to be that spark of lust, but my favourite love grows out of friendship.
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
It’s constantly changing! Sometimes, it’s all about fun date nights that remind us to loosen up. Other times, it’s a crazy getaway, high-intensity tour, or recording project (my boyfriend’s in music, too) that brings us together and reminds us that we’re a killer team. Most of the time though, it’s just about getting out of the house and out of our routines. I think that might be the answer for us.
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