Jake Bugg, Findlay, Tom Odell
Jake Bugg looks like a young, rugged Ian Brown and sounds like Bob Dylan, he is 2012′s answer to Alex Turner. A teenage singer songwriter with man-size talent, Jake Bugg’s arresting vocals sound as though they are from another era. First picking-up a guitar at the age of twelve, the young romantic began to write spine-tingling tunes about devastating love and heartbroken woes when he was just fourteen.
Unusually confident and forthright, he’s a proper scally with awesome stage presence. Arriving onto the radar last year after his performance on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury seventeen-year-old Jake is now signed to Mercury and recently unveiled his debut single ‘Trouble Town’ which Zane Lowe swiftly earmarked as his Single of the Week. Still a Clifton, Nottingham boy born and bred, this Northern soul prefers hanging-out at his mate Jaz’s yard to spending time in The Big Smoke and never leaves home without his phone or lighter. His songs are for lovers, running away just for Valentine’s Day.
Jake Bugg plays The Library at the hmv Institute on 12th November. Supporting will be Findlay and Tom Odell.