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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