Jake Bugg (born Jacob Edwin Kennedy, 28.02.1994) Jake Bugg is an English singer.
Childhood: Jake Bugg was born in Nottingham. His parents were both musicians, though his father was also a nurse while his mother was a sales worker. He was raised on the Clifton council estate though initially had no interest in music, preferring to play football. He began playing the guitar and singing when he was twelve after his uncle began teaching him the basic chords on a guitar. He used to play bass in the band The Swiines with his cousin. He enrolled in a music technology course but dropped out in pursuit of his own singing/songwriting career.
Musical career: Jake Bugg first gained attention in 2011 when the BBC selected him for their 'Introducing stage' at Glastonbury Festival. He soon signed with Mercury records. He has been compared to Bob Dylan though he denies that he is a big influence on his music. In 2012, he made an appearance on 'Later... with Jools Holland'. Later that year he supported Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Belsonic Music Festival in Belfast. He released his self-titled debut album which Europe wide chart hit and reached number one in the UK. His third single 'Lightning Bolt' became his highest charting single in 2012 and was played before the London Olympics 100m men's final. In 2013 he appeared on 'Jools' Annual Hootenanny' and later ITV's 'The Jonathan Ross Show'. He has been nominated for two NME Awards and a BRIT Award.
Personal life: Jake Bugg has been dating model Cara Delevingne since the beginning of 2013. In 2013, he launched an attack on One Direction branding them 'terrible' and 'manufactured'. He criticised the fact that they don't write their own songs and called Harry Styles 'ugly'. Some of the band members have since hit back and expressed their disappointment at the comments.
Jake Bugg's ''favourite support show ever'' was with The Stone Roses, although he would have loved the chance to perform with the late Glen Campbell.
Jake Bugg's ''favourite support show ever'' was with The Stone Roses.
The 23-year-old singer has hailed the moment he supported the rock band on stage as the most ''amazing'' moment of his life because he performed in front of an audience of 300 people.
He told Shortlist magazine: ''I've performed with The rolling Stones, which was pretty amazing. My favourite support show ever was when I played with The Stone roses about five years ago, only because it was in a 300-capacity venue and I got to see them after, which was pretty sweet.''
Continue reading: Jake Bugg Reveals Career Highlights
Jake Bugg continues his UK tour with a gig at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Jake Bugg continues his UK tour with a stop at The O2 Academy in Brixton. Jake is promoting his latest album 'On My One' - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st November 2016
Jake Bugg headlines at the O2 Academy; the Nottingham based musician played tracks from his three albums 'Jake Bugg', 'Shangri La' and 'On My One'. Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Friday 21st October 2016
Jake Bugg performing at Manchester's O2 Apollo, United Kingdom - Tuesday 18th October 2016
Jake Bugg made a live return playing Shoreditch's Village Underground in a series of London compass shows. On My One made a dark and moody start to a 13 song set from the 22 year old. The track pinpoints Bugg's loneliness and relentless touring while being on the road. The frank lyrics showcase Bugg's great ability as a songwriter since his self-titled debut release in 2012.
The first half of the set saw a slower pace with Simple as This, Country Song and A Song About Love fitting for the cathedral'esque setting. The singer's vocal is raw and easily reaches the back of the venue.
A highlight of the performance was new single Gimme the Love. The song received a great reception from the audience with its quick-paced and fast lyrics it's juxtaposed from On My One (also featuring on Bugg third studio album released June this year.) Gimmie The Love is a confident and cocky sound from the Nottingham born singer sounding in true form of Bugg's signature style.
Continue reading: Jake Bugg - The Village Underground Live Review
As someone who's long been a fan of the book, to see 'The Giver' movie finally come to fruition has been quite the nostalgic trip. Headed and ended by OneRepublic and featuring rising stars such as Tori Kelly ('Silent'), Capital Cities ('One Minute More') and other solid up-and-comers in the music industry, 'The Giver: Music Collection' has a perfect mix of superstar power and the flair of still-indie but progressively more mainstream acts to inspire confidence in its pedigree. But is that confidence warranted?
One Republic's first track 'Ordinary Human' has a pleasant synthetic backing and uplifting, optimistic lyrics that, with a certain "sci-fi" vibe, is reminiscent of Muse combined with the nouveau-disco feel common to contemporary popular music. 'One Minute More' plants the album more firmly in the territory of contemporary pop-rock with a light, airy and upbeat tone alongside, again, positive lyrics, and some interesting mid-paced synth. From there we go into the only female vocals on the album with Tori Kelly's 'Silent', which is a competent acoustic guitar song with a country twang. Where 'Silent' takes that distinct country flavor, 'Feel What's Good' by Jake Bugg brings in a dash of classic rock in some electric guitar. It's not strictly acoustic, of course, but it maintains a certain soulful element to its lyrics that resembles that of more acoustic and instrumental music. Bruno Major's 'Children' is more stripped down, its lyrics taking center-stage over a lightly strumming guitar.
Rixton's 'Whole', oddly enough, sounds more like a OneRepublic song than the actual OneRepublic. The music seems unnecessarily slow to the point of lethargy. However, Rixton give way to album highlight Aloe Blacc's 'Here Today'; the strong vibe of gospel and blues give it a certain dynamism and very inspirational quality. 'Shine My Way' by Sheppard has a lot of the same sound, and its more subdued lyrics carry all the richness that the swinging beat demands. The album departs with two more acoustic style songs - NEEDTOBREATHE's 'Difference' and OneRepublic's closer 'I Lived'. 'Difference' is slow and somber throughout, invoking the same vibe that made 'Children' work, while 'I Lived' picks up the pace around the time it gets to the bridge.
Continue reading: Various Artists - The Giver: Music Collection Album Review
'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' by Damien Rice hits the UK in November 2014, co-produced by Rick Rubin.
Eight years after the release of his acclaimed number one second album '9', Damien Rice is returning with a new record entitled 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' - and from what we've heard, the result looks like an exciting prospect.
Damien Rice finally returns with album three
The Irish singer-songwriter crooned his way into the hearts of thousands with his easy listening first albums - 2002's 'O' and 2006's '9' - and tracks such as 'Cannonball' and '9 Crimes', and now he's preparing to come back in style as he teams up with pioneering record producer Rick Rubin (who lent his artistic hand to the likes of Jake Bugg's 'Shangri La', Lady Gaga's 'Artpop' and Ed Sheeran's 'X' in recent times) for his significantly longer titled third release. The album's title track was debuted by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and will be available for free with every pre-order, with the first single 'I Don't Want To Change You' due to follow shortly.
Metallica are choosing to replicate Jay Z in performing a version of Wonderwall at their Glastonbury headline slot, but what are the best Oasis covers?
In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met with a wave of criticism and derision from commentators who have deemed the Metallica’s headline position as both a lazy, predictable booking and one that is incompatible with Glastonbury’s demographic. However, whereas criticism towards Jay Z in the vein of what was unleashed by the Gallagher brothers was a scathing attack on hip hop as a genre, laced with a degree of barely concealed racism, Metallica’s backlash largely stems from elsewhere.
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher performing at the Universal Ampitheatre in 2000. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Dan Callister]
Firstly, this is a band that hasn’t produced an album of any merit for well over a decade and what’s more, considering they were announced long after tickets had sold out, how many of Glastonbury’s middle class bohemians will actually want to watch the band? Metallica have themselves responded to the criticism by announcing they may open their set with a cover of “Wonderwall”, copying Jay Z’s act of protest back in 2008. However, it does appear that Jay Z’s version carried a greater amount of symbolism, given that it was the Gallagher brothers who were the most vocal opponents of his appearance.
US rockers Blink 182 will headline the Reading and Leeds festival in 2014 for a second time, joining them will be Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion, with many more acts still to be announced.
Zane Lowe made the announcement on his Radio 1 show on Tuesday (Dec 3rd).
The ‘All The Small Things’ singers first dawned the festival in 1999 and then hit the main stage as one of the favourite headline acts, three years ago in 2010.
Continue reading: Blink 182 Will Headline Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 For A Second Time
Jake Bugg and Trainers - This year Small Steps were the smallest charity at the Glastonbury Festival, but it still managed to get shoes from celebrities in attendance such as Rita Ora, Professor Green, Kate Nash, Kenny Rogers, B. Traits and Seasick Steve, with more still to come from acts including Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, Example, Iggy Azalea and Jake Bugg. - United Kingdom - Thursday 1st August 2013
Date of birth
28th February, 1994