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

Hey hey – Eric Clapton
Steel my kisses – Ben Harper
I need a dollar – Aloe Blacc
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Back to black – Amy Winehouse
Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles
Lonely boy – The Black Keys
This fire – Birds of Tokyo
Wild world – Cat Stevens
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Taylor – Jack Johnson
Proud Mary – John Fogerty
Time – Pink Floyd
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Do you remember – Jarryd James
Clap your hands – Sia
Get lucky – Daft Punk
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Free fallin – Tom Petty and the heartbreakers
Moondance – Van Morrison
End of the line – The Travelling Wilburys
Careless – Paul Kelly
Don’t change – Inxs
My happiness – Powderfinger
Fall at your feet- Crowded House
Tender – Blur
Is this love – Bob Marley
Don’t fight it – The Panics
Me and Gulio down by the school yard – Paul Simon
Wish you well – Bernard Fanning
Hold back the river – James Bay
Man on the moon – R.E.M.
Breakfast in America – Supertramp

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