Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England!
Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival.
Jake recorded his debut single with London based producer Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, The Kooks & Dry the River). The song entitled “Wire and Thorns” reached No.2 in the iTunes country charts on the first day of release.
This led to Jake being invited to perform at this year’s Country 2 Country festival, where he premiered his first major single, the appropriately titled ‘Englishman (Trying to Write a Country Song)’ – written and produced with the Grammy-winning writer/producer Kipper.
The reaction to the song put Jake firmly in line as one of the country’s favourite new male artists in the genre.This lead to a string of both solo and band shows and festivals throughout the summer with Jake showing himself to be as irresistible as a solo act as he is with his band.
The most exciting new development, however, is the new music that Jake has now recorded to launch the next phase of his career. This is led by the joyous forthcoming single, ‘Home’, written and produced with Rolling Stones keyboardist, Matt Clifford. With an evocative mix of Mumfords, Eagles and even Springsteen, ‘Home’ is the definitive track that firmly stamps Jake Morrell’s name across the UK country music scene.
‘Home’ will be released in January to be followed by an EP. Home has already received play again from Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2 this year, sparking the start of what is expected to be a hugely succesful 2019 for Jake.
‘It’s great to see Jake Morrell flying the flag for British Country’ –
Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
‘Jake Morrell is one of about fifteen solo male country singer-songwriters in the UK. He’s also one of the best, as his latest EP Englishman shows’ –