With his immediately recognisable voice; Jake Bugg is the sound of modern indie. The singer-songwriter from Clifton, Nottingham, is once again hitting the road and ready to play yet another amazing show.
Jake Edwin Kennedy Bugg had been destined to be a footballer. With numerous medals, trophies and certificates to his name plus being scouted by professional teams it looked like his future was set until his Uncle Mark gave him a guitar at the age of thirteen and his life rocketed in a new direction.
Relentlessly playing, he soon became absolutely dedicated to music and soon began gigging around the various venues of Nottingham.
“He didn't know how I'd react if he said he was playing in a pub in Nottingham city centre so he kept me out of the loop. There was a chance I'd say no. The idea of my 15-year-old son playing in a city centre pub on his own, in a room full of people drinking alcohol, doesn't sit well with me but I probably would have been OK with it as long myself or his mum went with him.
”. - David Bugg
By the time he was 17, Bugg had created quite a name for himself and appeared on the Introducing Stage at 2011’s Glastonbury Festival. He was soon signed to Mercury Records and released his debut album the following year which was simply titled Jake Bugg.
Despite the music being largely written by a creative team, the album saw Bugg shoot to fame after it went to #1 and sold over 604,000 copies in the UK. The Platinum certified album also earned a Mercury Prize nomination.
People chimed to its laddish swagger and, bolstered by previous success, Bugg began to play a greater part in writing his own music for the second album. Shangri La was released in 2013 and includes the massive single What Doesn’t Kill You.
Bugg’s latest album takes its name from Nottingham slang and is called On My One. Much like the name suggest, the album is not only the first to be entirely penned by Bugg but it was also largely produced by him, benefitting from Jacknife Lee being on hand.
On My One features the baggy influenced track Gimme The Love and the aching ballad Love, Hope and Misery.
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Bugg is a fine addition to the V Festival line up. It takes place on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of August at both Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire. Make sure you are there!
Gig tickets are always limited so we advise you book yours in advance.
Later in the year Bugg will be embarking on a fantastic tour. Starting on October at O2 Academy Sheffield, the tour thenn pushes on to O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Academy Bournemouth in November.
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