Jake Whiskin - Bingley Weekender 2021
Jake Whiskin

After trading Sunday League football for sifting through his Dad’s record collection; Leeds singer-songwriter Jake Whiskin quickly taught himself to play guitar and formed an early obsession with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and later the staple Americana of Neil Young and Tom Petty.

Anchored in a melancholy that feels introspective but relatable there’s a bittersweet world view that echoes those formative alt-rock heroes. Jake’s music glistens with the production and mix of collaborator Lee Smith (Easy Life / Holly Humberstone), touching on stories of loss, love and escapism. Born in Leeds, but raised by proxy by America his songs hit a unique sweet spot of being despondent, picturesque and cathartic all at the same time.

Jake Whiskin
at Bingley