UK singer-songwriter Jake Quickenden first auditioned for UK X Factor in 2012, making it all the way through to the judges houses with Nicole Scherzinger. In 2014 Jake auditioned again and got through to the live shows with mentor Mel B.
Later on that year Jake found himself in the Australian jungle on the UK season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, where he came runner up.
In August last year Jake released his debut EP I Want You and earlier this year released the new single Blindfold followed by his latest EP New Chapter.
In this extended podcast exclusive Brian chats with Jake about his early music inspirations, his passion for soccer, his time on X Factor and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.
Jake also chats about recording his latest EP New Chapter, the new single Can’t Stand The Rain and his plans for the future.
Both EP’s, I Want You and New Chapter are available from iTunes worldwide.
Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? Well, I was in 2nd grade and I brought in “My First Microphone” for show & tell and my teacher said well u can’t just bring that in without giving us a tune! I had no idea I could sing. I thought I was in trouble because she called my parents for a meeting, only to say your son has a talent! Of course the song I sang was What’s Love Got To Do With It! 😂
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? I’m lucky to have a great team at Reservoir Records that allow me to do me, they also allow me to be part of the entire process (which a lot of labels don’t) and genuinely want the music to be great and be utterly me! I’m inspired by the audience! I make music to connect with people. It’s a super special thing!
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? A Grammy award?? Hehe – id love to be a role model for other LGBTI artists striving to be themselves and be taken seriously as a real artist with real music and real success – oh and play Wembley stadium?! Hehe Continue reading Special Interview: Greg Gould