Jake first picked up a pair of drumsticks when he was 10. He studied at The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford where he was taught by the likes of Toby Drummond (Wicked, Billy Elliot, Lion King), Frank Tontoh (Amy Winehouse, Craig David), and Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan, Republica). He has continued study with Pete Riley as well as other leading drummers including, Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Todd Sucherman, Neal Wilkinson and Bruce Becker.
Jake is currently the drummer for ‘The Traveling Wilburys Experience’ theatre show and original artist ‘Eleanore and the Lost. He is a regular dep drummer for the 50's/60's touring theatre show, ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’ and has performed in theatres, clubs and venues across the UK, most notably the Eden Project, Brighton Centre, and the Vault Festival.
Jake's musical theatre experience includes performing on '42nd Street', 'Top Hat' & Anything Goes at ‘Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London, as well as depping on the Blues Brothers Xmas Special at the Arts Theatre, West End and ‘Throughly Modern Millie’ at the Landor Theatre, London. He has also performed on productions of Hairspray, ’Loserville’, ‘Oliver!’, and Bugsy Malone.
He has extensive experience performing with his function band, The Weekend, www.theweekendband.co.uk, who are managed by DK management, who has also used him as a dep for their many other bands.
Jake has had plenty of experience teaching music and is currently a lecturer at the Academy Of Contemporary Music, teaching diploma up to 2nd year degree level drum and performance students. He also has a wealth of private students.
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