Artist: Jake Bugg
Genre: Indie Rock, Folk
Hit Songs: Two Fingers, Lightning Bolt, Broken, What Doesn’t Kill You, Slumville Sunrise
A Star in the Making
Jake Bugg’s interest in music came from his parents who themselves had recorded their own music for some time. He grew up listening to artists such as The Beatles, Johnny Cash and Paul McLean, who became his inspirations. Bugg’s quest to be a professional musician started when he got his first guitar at twelve. Besides making some of his early songs, he enrolled for a music course but soon dropped out. By the age of 16, he was writing and performing some of his original songs at the local gigs.
His talent captured the attention of BBC and they chose him as part of their lineup for the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. Bugg’s performance was highly appreciated by the attendees and soon he landed a recording deal with the Mercury Records. This was the time when his music got a direction and he began to work on his first album.
Collaborating with songwriters like Crispin Hunt and Iain Archer, Jake Bugg co-wrote all of his songs from the first album. Mixing his youthful style with in depth understanding of music, Bugg released his debut self-titled record in October 2012. The album met with positive reviews from the critics and instantly became a hit with the listeners. It topped the UK Albums chart and earned a Platinum certification. Bugg also received nominations for Brit and NME Awards and became the new promising artist to win a Q Award. This warm commercial and critical reception exposed his music to the international listeners.
Television Exposure and Second Album
Throughout 2012, Jake Bugg played his concerts in different cities and also began to work for his new album. In 2013, he performed in different US shows and expanded his international fan base. Notable appearances on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman and Conan garnered him wide media coverage. After mid-2013, his efforts for the new studio record paced up and he returned to the studio for recordings.
Bugg’s second and latest record, Shangri La came out in November 18, 2013 and has created a buzz among the fans. Tracks such as Slumvillle Sunrise and What Doesn’t Kill You confirmed his status as one of the finest young artists. With a fresh perspective about music, Jake Bugg is ready to take his career to new level of success and acclaim.
Jake Bugg Live
Jake Bugg’s concerts feature his hottest hits and power-packed live performances. As part of his new tour, he has lined up shows in various cities of UK, Australia and the US. Jake Bugg tickets are witnessing mounting sales after the announcement of his headlining tour. Attend one of his shows at your nearby venue to enjoy his beautiful tracks live.