1 August 1983 (age 34)
London, England, United Kingdom
Jake Morley is a London-based singer-songwriter who started his creative career in music on the acoustic-folk scene that has seen the likes of Ben Howard and Lucy Rose rise to prominence. His influences and growth as a musician have now led him to new depths and directions with his much-anticipated second album, due for release in 2015.
A rare and unusual talent, Jake Morley made waves with a musical style to drop your jaw, tapping and slapping an acoustic guitar on his lap as if playing the guitar, piano and drums combined… whilst singing.
Sell-out headline gigs and the release of a critically-acclaimed debut EP This City were followed by major support slots for The Hoosiers and Nizlopi. A full debut album, 'Many Fish To Fry' was released in February 2011, launched with a sell-out gig at London's famous Bush Hall.
Not just an unbelievable guitarist, Jake's true talent lies in singing songs of beautiful, honest intensity. Self-reflection and internal narratives are major themes running through much of the deeper and more mature new material, which can be sampled on his SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/jakemorley/.
Have a listen, watch some videos, then come and see a show.
"Jake Morley and his impressive band more than have what it takes…. an ambitious pop sound that is every bit as bright and sparkly as the main player himself."
4 stars - The Independent
"a sound that can’t be ignored …For all aspiring guitarists, Jake Morley is one to be watched. It may have once been said that he will be playing alongside Jools Holland ‘within a year’, and surely this is now imminent. Truly an album to appeal to all natures, as well as guitar-breaking enthusiasts, and while not electric in genre this will give Clapton a reason to shake in his boots."
9 out of 10, Virgin.com
"On the verge of making it"
"Blimey! Great real life lyrics and superb virtuoso playing. That's extraordinary! It's also created a sensation on YouTube, so I would suggest you go and see him in action."
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Radio
"Mesmerising! Jake Morley is a unique talent…. one to keep an eye on!"
“A bona-fide guitar genius… he creates, all on his own, a sound world that would need three mere mortals to achieve”
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