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Jake Bugg is a young English musician who writes and performs songs in the indie rock genre, combining mellow vocals with gentle guitar for an all-around soothing sound. He has enjoyed meteoric success with the three albums he's released to date, the first of which debuted at number one in the U.K. Bugg's music has been met with acclaim, receiving nominations for several major awards within the past few years and securing many. A great deal of fans find Bugg, with his gritty sound, humility and his claims to disdain fame, a refreshing alternative to contemporary pop. Book your Jake Bugg tickets at StubHub today and experience the charged atmosphere of one of his concerts.
Jake Bugg's background
Jake Bugg was born to musical parents in Nottingham, England. His uncle introduced him to the guitar at age 12, and by the age of 17 he had been invited to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011. It wasn't long after that that he was signed to Mercury Records. The following autumn, the young musician released his first album, Jake Bugg (2012). The self-titled album was a success, hitting number one in the U.K. charts and receiving a nomination for the 2013 Mercury Prize. "Two Fingers" reached number 28 in U.K. charts. In 2013, Bugg released his second album, Shangri La, which featured "What Doesn't Kill You" and "Me and You." Bugg followed Shangri La with the mostly self-produced On My One in 2016.
In 2013, Jake Bugg won the award for the Best New Act at the Q Awards, where he's also twice been nominated for Best Solo Artist. Two years later, in 2015, Jake won the title of Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards, as well as picked up the Best Male award at the Silver Clef Awards.
Jake Bugg's influences
Bugg credits his musical awakening, strangely enough, to an episode of The Simpsons that included the Don McLean song "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)." Having received his first guitar from his uncle around the same time, the fire was set and Bugg began to teach himself the art of music. It wasn't long before he was writing and performing his own songs.
Aside from McLean, the singer's other musical influences include Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Oasis and others. Although Bugg is clearly wary of hip hop and other contemporary genres, he concedes that this, too, has influenced him, growing up in its heyday as he did.
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