Jake is a singer-songwriter that has an incredible talent, one that has seen him support The Saturdays, Example and Matt Cardle. Previously signed to EMI, Jake has performed to over 250,000 people at the UK’s most popular arenas.
In 2017 Jake completed a contract with Carnival Cruise Line in the USA, part of the cast for Musical Theatre production show ‘America Rocks’ touring the world and fronting an amazing live band across America.
Following being signed to a dance label on his return from the US and meeting Ian Hughes who remixed one of the tracks for its release on OpenHouse Records, ‘Jake & Ian’ was born, performing at venues such as Symphony Hall, weddings at Peckforton Castle and Birstmorton Court, through to securing corporate events with Colgate and NHS with 5-star reviews across the board.
With a truly unrivalled voice, great confidence and a warm sense of humour, your guests will enjoy the energy, interaction and performance Jake will bring to your event.
A Birmingham born musician, studying the piano from an early age. Ian has a love of piano, guitar and drums and has played the instruments throughout his career. In later years, following a keen interest in music technology and production, Ian went on to become Sales Director for Roland (UK) one of the world’s leading music technology organisations.
Ian has developed as a skilled music producer, writing with artists in the UK and Canada and working with the finest mastering engineers, which have led to several label signings and having his music featured in a number of US films.
He was runner up in the ISC 2016 International Songwriting Competition, for the song Summer Rain co-written with William Makrigaini as voted for by Lorde and Bastille and has regularly featured on BBC Introducing in the last two years.
Ian is a proud father of two young children, a director of a successful software agency and one half of Jake & Ian performing and DJ’ing at prestigious venues across the UK, enjoying performing for magical ceremonies and ‘live lounge’ style acoustic sets through to filling dance-floors up and down the country with infectious party sets featuring of the best in pop, soul, RnB and dance music utilising the latest PA technology and stage lighting.