Over The Rainbow – Jess Greenberg (cover)
Message from Jess Greenberg
With the world currently in lockdown, I wanted to say thank you to all of our front line workers, who selflessly continue to support us. Our nations coming together in solidarity to overcome these unprecedented times is inspiring.
Please donate and help support our incredible front line heroes. Inspired by seeing so many kids’ drawings of rainbows, as a symbol of togetherness and love for the NHS, I’ve shared my version of Over The Rainbow. Sending love and best wishes to you and your families. Stay safe Jess x
Greenberg started performing publicly at an early age. In an interview she recounted her performance of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” at age four while on a trip to St. Tropez to an audience at the Hotel Byblos. “I requested ‘Can’t help falling in love with you’ by Elvis and the performer asked if I’d sing it. I remember being so excited.” She later explained the effect of seeing the 2003 Jack Black movie School of Rock had on her musical interests, “I remember that changing my view of music completely. I started listening to AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers … and I realized how much I loved rock music.” Greenberg also cites Jimi Hendrix as “one of my biggest inspirations”.
Greenberg began posting cover recordings of songs on YouTube in 2010 at age 15. In December 2012, Greenberg was selected as the Female Artist of the Month on the Star Central magazine’s website. She also won Ryan Seacrest’s “Totally Covered Summer” competition in August 2013 for a cover of “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk. Greenberg also drew significant attention for her cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” posted in August 2013.
In 2012, Greenberg stated that as much as she desires “to be a [professional] musician”, she intends to study economics at University College London.
She then began reading Statistics, Economics and Finance after completing her A-levels.
After getting her degree, she joined Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst, and in October 2016 left the successful hedge fund and joined Winton Capital as an analyst, where she still works.