Jessy De Smet was born the 8th of July 1976 in Zottegem. Both her mother and father are performing in bands and she has a brother who is only 18 months older than Jessy. Already at the age of 8, Jessy started singing. Since her parents are musicians, a musical career for Jessy was the first logical choice. As her parents were performing with "Willy Sommers" (a well-known Belgian artist) every weekend, he asked Jessy to record a single with him. This single was called "Twee Vrienden" (Two friends) and scored pretty good in the Belgian charts.