The Dubliner, 31, fronts rising Irish band Barq and has been a backing singer for Hozier
Earlier this month, Jess Kavanagh prowled the stage in front of thousands of punters at a big outdoor concert at Dublin's Royal Hospital Kilmainham - and she looked completely in her element. Her band, Barq, were supporting the ever-popular Coronas, and she's winning fans at every turn.
"Live performance is a great way to connect with people and when you're doing support slots, you get the chance to make an impact with people who may not have known your stuff before."
Her half-Nigerian mother gave her a great grounding in both music and feminism - and Jess has been keen to use any profile she has to raise awareness for the Repeal campaign. She appeared topless on the cover of Hot Press last year with the word 'Mine' written across her chest.