Jake Bugg, who’s just 22 years old, has three albums under his belt, each made it to TOP 5 on the UK Albums Chart (the debut reached number one). He played his catchy indie-rock tracks influenced by blues at Glastonbury at the age of 17 already. He won NME Award, Q Award and Silver Clef Award and received another 11 prestigious nominations in Mercury Prize, BRIT Awards or Ivor Novello Awards. Last year, he released his third album On My One, whose tracks together with older hits, you’ll get to hear at Pohoda 2017.
Jake started playing the guitar as a 12-year-old. Influenced by the likes of Don McLean, Oasis, Hendrix, Cash or The Beatles, he started composing and playing his own music at the age of 16. A year later, BBC selected him to play the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2011. What also helped him become well-known was a national beer campaign that featured his “Country Song.” At that time, he signed to Mercury Records and started working on his debut, which was released in October 2012. Clash hailed the “precocious talent fusing retro folk with blistering contemporary rock riffs.” Album Jake Bugg reached number one in the UK Albums Chart and is one of the top 100 best-selling UK albums of this decade. The same year, he was a supporting act of his role model, Noel Gallagher.
On his second album, Shangri La, he collaborated with Rick Rubin or Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Jake played the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2013, received nominations for Mercury Prize, Brit Awards, NME Awards and won a Q Award in the category of “Best New Act”. In July 2014, he started working on his third album, On My One. The album was released last year in July and shows more frequent attempts to mix genres, but also puts emphasis on his favorite blues. Year 2015 was particularly successful as far as the awards are concerned. In February, Bugg won NME Award (Best Solo Artist) and in August a Silver Clef Award (Best Male Artist). His song “Simple as This” was featured in the movie The Fault in Our Stars. Other songs were used in the movie The Giver or TV series Happy Valley. Besides Later… Jools Holland, he appeared on programs The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman and many more. At the beginning of July, he will perform his music show at the 21st Pohoda.