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Jake Bugg (born Jacob Edwin Charles Kennedy 1994 in Nottingham) is an English singer , musician and songwriter born to musical parents who separated when he was young. His father was a nurse and his name was Bugg, and his mother worked in sales, both parents having previously made recordings. Jake grew up in the Clifton council estate of Nottingham and started playing guitar at the age of 12 after being introduced to the instrument by his uncle Mark.
He attended The Farnborough Academy (then known as the Farnborough School Technology College) in Clifton. He also states that his formative musical moment was hearing Don McLean's "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" on an episode of The Simpsons. He was enrolled in a music technology course but, by the age of 16, he had dropped out and was writing and performing his own songs.
His work is influenced by Donovan, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Oasis, Don McLean, Johnny Cash, and The Beatles.
At the age of 17 he got a contract with Mercury Records after his performance at the Glastonbury Festival.
His debut album was released on October 15, 2012 and was number one in the UK. Some of it was co-written with songwriter Iain Archer. His follow up album entitled "Shangri La" was released in 2013. His third, largely self-produced album On My One, in June 2016. His fourth album Hearts That Strain, a largely acoustic effort, produced by Dan Auerbach, was released in September 2017. Read more on Last.fm
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