Jake Hoskins

Jake Hoskins performing is like hearing a soothing record from the 70’s yet fresh like water gushing through gorges. Groovy, bluesy and soul driven songs control his everyday life which is then amplified at shows where you will be nothing short of mesmerised by his presence and originality.

From growing up in the country to living in Perth city, Australian Blues/Folk/Indi performer Jake Hoskins is an honest, fun and loving artist with his own lyrical talent and soul-stirring, dynamic vocals, with lush and vibrant guitar playing, Jake is passionate, powerful and raw with mixes of blues, roots, rock, soul and a splash of post-punk.

In earlier years, as a frontman for an alternative rock outfit, Jake would be seen “hitting the wavering falsetto without much effort” (drum media) at iconic venues around Perth and the South West until the band split in 2012.

After a solid 3 year break from the music scene Jake launched his solo career with the release of his debut EP “Heartleap lane” (2016). The 4 track EP simply came about as a “testing of the waters” and “a new beginning” type project which in course lead to playing numerous shows around W.A. and a couple of festivals in Melbourne.

In February 2017 Jake launched his single “Ticket to stay” with a video clip and band in tow. “A hooky, post-punk-influenced track with a hint of blues” (Themusic.com.au).

A successful tour in March was to follow where Jake played 11 shows in 2 weeks up the East coast of Australia which truly was an unforgettable experience that has left Jake encompassed with inspiration to continue to write and hone his craft.

Festivals played at: Mordialloc food and wine festival VIC (2015,16 &17),  Destination blues festival QLD (2017), Harvest festival VIC (2016) , Mt Helena Alt Country music festival (2016)

Support slots: The Butterfly effect, Taxiride

  

Billie Jean
Flame trees
Moondance
Proud Mary
Breakfast in America – Supertramp
Someday – The Strokes
I bet you look good on the dance floor – Arctic Monkeys
Mojo – Muddy waters
Good riddance – Green day
Wonderwall – Oasis
Joker and the thief – Wolfmother
Wish you well – Bernard Fanning
What I got – Sublime
Lonely boy – The Black keys
Drive – Incubus
Free falling – Tom Petty
Clap your hands – Sia
Dont change – INXS
Tender – Blur
Say a little Prayer
Cant find my way home – Blind faith
Heartbreak hotel – Elvis
Rainy day women – Bob Dylan
Hey hey- Eric Clapton
Needle and the damage done – Neil Young
Cinnamon girl – Neil Young
New kid in town – Eagles
On the road again – Willie Nelson
Annies song – John Denver
Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Midnight Special
September – Earth, wind , fire
Overkill- Men at work
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
I need a dollar – Aloe Black
Drive- incubus
I bet you look good on the dance floor- arctic monkeys
Wish you well Bernard fanning
Imagine- John Lennon
Purple haze- Jimi Hendrix
Joker and the thief-wolfmotger
Scar tissue- rhcp
Good riddance – green day
Wonderwall- oasis
Last good bye- Jeff Buckley

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