the ragged company

modern country band
featuring jessica ellerton on vocals.

the band effectively finished at the end of 2022 after 10 years when Jessica moved to North Carolina, USA. founding member Mike decided not to play any live gigs in 2023 but there may be the ocasional future show when Jessica is in the UK to visit family.


see ragged company live!


northwest bands


 rock ridge 2014 images

jess - vocals

set includes:

born to be blue - the judds
black coffee - lacy dalton
i walk the line revisited - rodney crowell, johnny cash
lovin all night - patty loveless
jolene - dolly parton
something in the water - brooke fraser
going out like that - reba mcentirec
copperheadrRoad - steve earle
why havent i heard from you - reba mcentire
girl crush - little big town
written in the scars - jack savoretti
jackson - johnny, june cash
pontoon - little big town
diane - cam
priscilla - miranda lambert
galway girl - steve earle
stripes - brandy clark
little white church - little big town
take it easy - traivs tritt
i wanna die - miranda lambert
corn dont grow - travis tritt
jolene - dolly parton
past the point of rescue - hal ketchum
rhiannon - fleetwood mac
the chain- fleetwood mac

simon - guitars, vocals
mike - bass, vocals
james - guitars, mandolin, vocals
rick - drums

Jessica Ellerton - the new queen of country music

Young, vivacious and ready to take the Country Music Scene by storm, this Lancashire lass has everything it takes to be the next big thing in Country Music. With a strong powerful vocal synonomous with the female greats of Nashville, including Reba McIntyre, Tammy Wynette and Lorrie Morgan, she really is a force to be reckoned with.

The musical influences were provided by her Great Grandmother who moved from the USA to England and encouraged Jess to the point where her first "engagement" was as a guest singer at the age of 7 at an event in front of 2000 people!
Since then Jess hasdreamed of nothing but being on stage.

Jess has expanded her range to include not only the current female stars but also the "oldies". Listen to Jessica and you will be hard put to distinguish this young British girl from some of the top USA imports. Jessica is the brightest star on the British country scene - and now frontsher own band -
The Ragged Company!

listen to Jessica here

photos from Rock Ridge Roundup July 2014 and Fort San Antone 2015

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