About Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg is an English musician, singer and songwriter whose debut album was released in 2012. The album reached No.1 on the UK Albums Chart and went on to sell over 600,000 copies in the United Kingdom, making one of the best-selling album of the 2010s.
His second album, Shangri La, was released in November 2013 and his third, largely self-produced album On My One, in June 2016. His 2012 single, Trouble Town, is the theme for the BBC TV series Happy Valley.
His latest album, 2017's Hearts That Strain, was written in the UK and recorded in Nashville with some of the best players in the history of popular music. One of the people he ended up just jamming with was The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who collaborated with Bugg on breezy opener How Soon The Dawn, the shuffling rockabilly get-down I Can Burn Alone and In the Event of My Demise, a tune that sounds like a generations old folk song.
Another chance encounter in Nashville provided a surprise collaboration. When Bugg was back in the UK writing, Billy Ray Cyrus stopped by the studio and was so taken with the rough version of Waiting he heard being played off the desk that he suggested his daughter – younger sister of Miley and rising star in her own right – Noah Cyrus should sing on it. The result is one of Hearts That Strain’s finest moments – a Southern Soul waltz of a ballad.
Catch Bugg playing these latest songs and others when he tours the UK this November.
Last updated: September, 2019