Jake Bugg – The Edge

In the the fall of 2012 i heard a song on itunes and my immediate reaction was, “WHO IS THIS?!!!!”

I had just discovered Jake Bugg and i couldn’t have been more excited. I downloaded his entire debut self-titled album on the spot and there isn’t one song that disappoints. It became an instant staple on my favourites playlist, along with his 2013 follow-up album Shangri La.

His voice and sound is reminiscent of another era of music. If somebody had told me that he his albums were recorded in the 1960s I would have believed them. The production is stripped down, proving all you need is a great voice and great song-writing to create magic. Although you can hear the many influences of artists before his time, he is still an original. A month and a half shy of 20 years old, he truly is an old soul…and an insanely talented one at that.

With his mop of hair, his full lips and laid back presence on stage (and off), it’s easy to see why he is so popular with the young ladies (a few screaming 14-year-olds were to blame for my the post-concert ringing in my ears), but to the music lovers of the world he is a breath of fresh air. It gives me hope to think that he will influence those young girls to start listening the music their parents and grandparents grew up with.

On Tuesday January 14, 2014 he treated a lucky few to an intimate session at 102.1 The Edge studios and later in the evening a larger crowd at Sound Academy. He is soft and steady on the ballads (Broken will crush even the hardest of hearts) while showcasing his major guitar prowess on the the upbeat tracks.

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MORE OF MY PHOTOS AND EDGE VIDEOS AT THE EDGE STUDIOS HERE

MORE OF MY PHOTOS AT SOUND ACADEMY HERE

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