The ‘Shangri La’ singer and songwriter Jake Bugg, is a popular English musician, who is known for his Indie folk rock music. He has released three albums ‘Jake Bugg’, ‘Shangri La’, and ‘On My One’, since the starting of his professional career. In 2013, he was honored with the ‘Best New Act’ by Q Awards.
In 2015, he earned two awards one for Best Solo Artist by NME Awards and another for Best Male by Silver Clef Awards.
Jake Bugg Biography and Family
Jacob Edwin Charles Kennedy was born in 1994 on 28th February to father David Bugg, who was a nurse and mother, Leeysa Kennedy, who was sales worker. Both his parents are known to have had a music recording history. His parents separated, when Jake was still very young.
He was born and raised in Clifton, Nottingham. He started learning guitar from age 12, when his uncle Mark introduced him to the instrument.
He considers Don McLean, The Beatles, Oasis, Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Johnny Cash as his main influences who inspired him to become a music artist. He claims to muse Metallica when he first started playing guitar.
In the past Jake has dated supermodel Cara Delevingne for a brief time in 2012 till 2013. Later he tried finding love in his relationship with Joanna Brailsford in 2013 but failed.
He completed his schooling from Farnborough School Technology College, which is located in Clifton. For a brief period when he was 16, he invested his time in a music technology course, but dropped out of it, to create his own music and started performing his own music.
Jake Bugg Career
Initially, he started his music career with a band called ‘The Rubiks’ before he became a solo artist.
He landed his first major gig at the age of 17, when he performed in 2011’s Glastonbury Festival. His performance impressed Mercury Records, who later signed the singer.
A BBC TV series ‘Happy Valley’ used his 2012 song ‘Trouble Town’ as their Theme song in 2014 and 2016.
This discovery brought him to the spotlight, which attracted BBC radio who started playing his songs. Later Greene King IPA, Beer Company used Jake’s song ‘Country Song’ in a national TV commercial.
He released his debut self-titled album in 2012. The album sold more than 604,100 copies in UK and became the 57th best seller of 2010 decade. This album also features his touring band bassist Tom Robbo Robertson and drummer Jack Atherton.
In 2013, Bugg released his second album ‘Shangri La’, which received positive response from his fans and the music industry. He was also one of the nominees for ‘British Breakthrough Act’ on BRIT Award.
His song ‘Me and You’ from this album was featured in ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ movie credits.
He released his third and the most recent album in 2016, titled as ‘On My One’ which is also proportionately largely produced by him.
His music was also featured in 2014’s hit romantic drama ‘The Fault in Our Stars’.
The singer has performed numerous hit television shows like ‘Conan’, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, ‘Late Show with Seth Meyers’, ‘American Idol’, ‘The Graham Norton Show’ and ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ etc.
Jake Bugg Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $2.2 Million US Dollars
The English singer has been performing from the age of 17, and continues to earn a fortune from his stage appearance and musical events. He has released 3 albums, all of which went sold out at some time. The net worth of Jake is estimated to be worth $2.2 million as of 2017. His success in the music industry is responsible for his whopping net worth. His solo album “Jake Bugg” was spot on the 1st place in UK album chart. The sales from the album gave his bank balance a kick and added high value to his net worth.
Apart from his singing, Jake is also involved in songwriting and exhibits instrumental talents; he is known to play guitar and piano.
Currently the singer is on his self-title Tour, in which he will travel through Europe, Brazil and few Parts of United States. The tour is set to last till 2018.
Currently the singer is rumored to be dating model, Roxy Horner. The rumored sparked when the couple was seen dancing and having dinner together at several occasions.
The English singer is a blessing to music industry, with his soulful voice and beautiful songwriting skill, he sure has immense talent to share. He is touring currently and has some exciting new projects and songs aligned up which might be released next year.