Jake Bugg

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg in 2012
Background information
Birth name Jake Edwin Kennedy
Born 28 February 1994 (1994-02-28) (age 21)
Nottingham, England
Genres Indie rock, Indie folk, Blues
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass
Years active 2011–present
Labels Mercury (2011–Present)
Website jakebugg.com
Notable instruments
Martin 00015-SM
Martin D-18VS
Yamaha FG700MS
Fender Telecaster
Fender Stratocaster
Gretsch G6121-1955 Chet Atkins
Gibson Robert Johnson L-1

Jake Bugg (born 28 February 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. He was born and raised in Nottingham. He was chosen by the BBC to participate in the Glastonbury Festival in 2011.[1] He got a contract with a record label after that.

His first album, Jake Bugg, was released on 15 October 2012. It came top of the charts in the UK[2] and in Scotland.[3] He has published seven singles from his album: "Trouble Town", "Country Song", "Lightning Bolt", "Taste It", "Two Fingers", "Seen It All" and "Broken".[4]

Bugg released his second album Shangri La on 18 November 2013.

Bugg was nominated for "British Breakthrough Act" at the 2013 Brit Awards.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tip of The Week: Jake Bugg - Someone Told Me". BBC. 29 July 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/introducing/2011/07/tip_of_the_week_jake_bugg_-_so.shtml. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  2. "2012 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive - 27th October 2012". The Official Charts Company. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/3/2012-10-27/. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. "2012 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive - 27th October 2012". The Official Charts Company. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/23/2012-10-27/. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  4. "Jake Bugg - Discography". umusic.co.uk. http://umusic.co.uk/artists/jake-bugg/discography. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  5. http://www.contactmusic.com/news/jake-bugg-wants-to-skip-brit-awards_3513221

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