Jake Bugg

Comment on this artist

Jake Bugg Biography

Jake Bugg (born Jacob Edwin Kennedy, 28.02.1994)
Jake Bugg is an English singer.

Jake Bugg: 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.

Jake Bugg: 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.

Jake Bugg: 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.

Back to top

Jake Bugg Picture Gallery

west coast blues n roots festival 130414
west coast blues n roots festival 130414
west coast blues n roots festival 130414
west coast blues n roots festival 130414
west coast blues n roots festival 130414

More Jake Bugg Pictures

Back to top

The Latest Jake Bugg News

Jake Bugg: 'i Was Forced To Write With Other Musicians'

26th March 2014

British rocker Jake Bugg has told of his frustration after he was forced to work with other songwriters and give...

Placebo, Outkast, Bombay Bicycle Club Lead Record Store Day 2014: Race You There!

20th March 2014

The vinyl list has been released for this year's Record Store Day, which will be celebrated by 240 independent music...

Jake Bugg: Working With Rick Rubin Was Easy

19th March 2014

Jake Bugg found it ''easy'' working with Rick Rubin. The 'Lightning Bolt' singer, who worked with the famous producer on...

Jake Bugg Appeals For Soccer Team Place

10th March 2014

British singer Jake Bugg has urged bosses of his favourite soccer club to give him a place on the team...

Aaron Paul Invited Jake Bugg To Perform In His Living Room

10th March 2014

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul enjoyed a private concert in his living room after he invited British singer Jake Bugg...

More Jake Bugg News

Back to top

Jake Bugg Reviews

Jake Bugg - Shangri-La Album Review Album Review

25th November 2013

Nottingham-based singer/songwriter Jake Bugg is still only 19-years-old, yet here he is with his second...

Splendour 2013 - Wollaton Park, Nottingham Preview Feature

16th July 2013

Splendour 2013, as festivals go, could be said to be a little wet behind the...

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg Album Review

8th October 2012

18 year-old Jake Bugg releases his debut later this month, a name and album that...

More Jake Bugg Reviews

Back to top

Jake Bugg Festivals

Firefly Music Festival

19th June 2014

Austin City Limits

3rd October 2014

Osheaga Festival

1st August 2014

Leeds & Reading Festival

22nd August 2014

Secret Garden Party

24th July 2014

More Jake Bugg Festivals

Back to top

Jake Bugg Interviews

Jake Bugg - Video Interview

27th August 2013

Contactmusic caught up with Jake Bugg at Leeds Festival 2013 over the August Bank Holiday...

Jake Bugg, Interview

17th July 2012

With his music already being used for a major national ad campaign, appearances at Glastonbury...

Back to top

The Latest Jake Bugg Press Releases

Jake Bugg Releases 'Live At Silver Platters' Ep For Record Store Day 2014

11th March 2014

Four tracks make up this jaw-dropping EP, tracks taken from both his debut album "Jake...

Jake Bugg's Second Album, Shangri La, Produced By Rick Rubin, Pushed Up To Nov 19th Release 2013

10th October 2013

British singer-songwriter sensation Jake Bugg piled one triumph upon another on...

Jake Bugg Completes 2nd Album 'Shangri La' Produced By Rick Rubin, Arriving January 14th 2013

24th September 2013

Critically acclaimed 19-year old British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, the...

Jake Bugg Self-titled Debut Album Set For Release In The Us On April 9th 2013 Through Mercury Records

28th February 2013

Jake Bugg self-titled debut album set for April 9th release on Mercury Records -...

Jake Bugg Annouces Autumn UK Tour 2013

18th February 2013

Jake Bugg has announced he'll be embarking on his biggest UK tour so far this autumn, beginning...

More Jake Bugg Press Releases

Back to top


Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All