Margate based artist JAKL first stepped into the limelight in 2016 as one of Glastonbury's brightest emerging talents. Immediately securing national radio support from BBC R1’s Huw Stephens who asked him into a session, XFM, BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music soon followed suit, enthralled by a vocal range both fragile and ethereal, with a stripped-back, graceful sound that only served to heighten it. JAKL’s new release 'I Could Have Danced All Night' with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything) is currently used in the global Audi advertising campaign 2020.
Born into a family of musicians, JAKL’s influences range from John Martyn, Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley to the music of his opera-singing father. Indeed there is a classical precision to his work, whereas the likeness to Buckley - the sumptuous wails and howls are quickly apparent. it’s a marked talent that has generated national critical acclaim.
Jeff Buckley, John Martyn, Jamie Woon, Bon Iver, Daughter, Joni Mitchell