Ever wondered what guitar tunings I use, how I wrote a particular song or what the strangest gig I’ve played is?
Almost certainly not. You’re a busy person, with many important things to attend to. But just in case you have ever wondered something or other, and would consider framing it in the form of a question, this would be an excellent moment to ask it.
No subject is too big or small. Be startlingly blunt, be weird, be anything you like.
I’ll reply in the comments, or maybe with an audio post another time.
is the gig at Rose and Monkey Manchester cancelled?
Jake please could you send me back the link to my song To Know You Better? I have a new smart phone and I am a luddite. I am in hospital in London and my new friends on the ward would like to hear it and I can't work out how to get to my u
Thank you Mr beautiful port x
I get depressed every time I learn about a new guitar tuning I never heard of before (last one being one Jerry Reed uses in Mississpi Flash). Mind you, before I ask my question, I realise I'd love to know if you've heard that song, and if you could play something like that? I've promised myself I'll try and learn it, he uses a techinique called the 'claw' (which I'd also never heard of before).
My daughter loves it, Emma's 5 and it warms my heart that she already knows pretty much all the words.... Anyway.. my question.. The Ghostess! Not to pry.. but that imagery is so vivid for me, can't help wondering if it's from a real experience? Well, here's the deal, if you'll comment on Jerry Reed, you don't have to reveal anything about the Ghostess :0).
I 'discovered' your music when you played at Y-Not festival in Derbyshire in 2011 (?!). It seems like you've not played at that many (UK) festivals since. Is that correct, and if so, are there any reasons for that? Watching you play in a tent with a warm beer in hand (me, not you) was fab. I've seen you several times since then. Always brilliant - thank you :)
How do you feel when you see someone covering one of you songs - is it a bit weird seeing someone else sing the words which were once in your head?
If you could learn to play any other instrument, what would it be?
Oh my. Any chance of a tutorial for The Floods? Even just a simplified version? It’s the song that I played on repeat the most when I first heard of you and I’d love to be able to play some kind of iteration of it 🙏
What's one of your musical "guilty pleasures" some people might be surprised about?
Out of all the venues you've played, which one has been your favourite, and why?
What are all the guitar tunings you've used across all the songs you've written so far?
What, if anything, did you learn from the great, late, Colin Vearncombe?
Hi Jake, sorry for not participating in your newsletter recently. Been busy with family and Glastonbury. My question to you is this. There must be many memorable moments that you have witnessed as a performer on stage, what is your funniest memory?
Give a choice which one would you like most to cover one of your songs - Christine McVie or Stevie Nicks?
What is the most confusing youtube comment you've seen on one of your videos?
What's going through your mind when you're performing live? You often look so tied-up and involved in the moment that you're not aware of anything else..... but in reality, you may be thinking of painting the spare room or who made the smell near the bar earlier...