Jennifer Carole Ledger, born on December 8, 1989, is an English drummer and co-vocalist for the American Christian rock / hard rock band Skillet. At the age of 18 she became Skillet’s drummer, when their former drummer Lori Peters retired.
Ledger released a solo EP in 2018 under the name Ledger. Several songs hit the Christian Rock chart and several other songs hit the Contemporary Christian music chart.
She was born in Coventry, England, and started playing the drums when she was 13. Ledger attended Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School where she graduated. She played drums in a local band and was a finalist for the United Kingdom Drummer of the Year competition in 2006.
She relocated to the United States at age 16 to major in drums with a scholarship at Living Light School of Worship in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She joined the band The Spark; since the band already had a drummer, she played bass.
Band members from Skillet discovered Ledger when they attended church services in Coventry, where she was living at the time. They toured the school she was attending (Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School), and asked Ledger to audition for an open drummer spot in the band. She has been Skillet’s drummer and female vocalist since 2008, beginning with the “Comatose Tour.”
Ledger stated that she and band mate Korey Cooper began to write music for her own pop-influenced solo-project album in about 2012.
In March 2018, it was announced that her debut EP, Ledger, is scheduled to be released on 13 April. She has signed a deal with Atlantic Records and Hear it Loud, the imprint launched by Skillet’s John and Korey Cooper and manager Zachary Kelm. Ledger was produced by Korey Cooper along with writer and producer Seth Moseley. Ledger was named the opening act for Skillet’s Unleashed tour. On 6 April, she released an official audio for the song “Not Dead Yet” on YouTube.
On 8 October 2018, it was announced that Ledger would be performing at the 2019 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, along with Newsboys, Danny Gokey, Mandisa and Rend Collective.
On 15 February 2019, Ledger released her non-album single, “Completely,”