Fresh from a triumphant summer album release, which The Independent gave 4 Stars, things are hotting up for the remarkable Jake Morley.
His spring single Feet Don't Fail Me Now, released via Red Grape featured on Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 and Jake appeared live in session on Janice Long's Radio 2 show . FDFMN was also played on Jo Whiley's Radio 2 show in May.
Jake's remarkably dedicated fan base took him by suprise when a video maker fan presented him with a video he had made after hearing the album track Many Fish to Fry.
“Jake Morley and his impressive band more than have what it takes… an ambitious pop sound that is every bit as bright and sparkly as the main player himself”
4 stars - The Independent
Jake’s phenomenal talent as a songwriter and performer have long been recognised by his early fans, but his audience is building quickly and now record labels and publishers are rightly putting Jake Morley firmly on their buzz radar. Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show and Q Radio are 2 of the many radio stations around the UK playing his tracks.
Fresh from a triumphant sold-out album launch at London’s Bush Hall, things are hotting up for the remarkable Jake Morley. Jake’s phenomenal talent as a songwriter and performer have long been recognised by his early fans, but his audience is building quickly and now record labels and publishers are rightly putting Jake Morley firmly on their buzz radar. Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show is one of over 40 radio stations around the UK playing his tracks, live acoustic sessions and interviews, with headline shows booked in across the country over the course of 2011.
"Great real life lyrics and superb virtuoso playing. That's extraordinary!”
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Radio
"Jake Morley is not just your average bloke with guitar, he stunned crowds at this years Outside Inside festival with his unique style and is always a show stealer".
“It’s phenomenal to watch him but it’s still more daunting to consider that he also sings up a storm and writes cracking songs. Morley is a true original”.
‘Many Fish To Fry’ is a big, open sounding album, jam-packed full of memorable songs ranging from the poignant ‘This City’ through to the feel-good ‘I Saw Something’, via a full choir on the upbeat debut single ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’. An early EP, boosted by play on Radio 2 and 6 Music, grabbed the attention of renowned producers Phill Brown (Bob Marley / Talk Talk / Faithless) and Calum MacColl (Rokia Traore / Ronan Keating / Eddi Reader) who worked alongside Jake and the band to create an album that overflows with soulful instrumentation, warm vocals and strong lyrics.
“A sound that can’t be ignored. Morley can do no wrong and a wealth of fans can’t get enough.” 9/10
“From the moment Jake Morley sets foot on stage and places his guitar across his lap it’s impossible not to be mesmerised. A gripping sound.”
All About London
“A blinding album that both feels instantly familiar but needs a few plays to really delve into every lyrical twist and turn.
A Mercury Music Prize nomination in 2011?”
Whether gigging with his 4-piece band (which includes ex-Nizlopi double bass player John Parker), or as a solo performer, the reaction of the crowd is always one of pure delight.