Once you’ve heard Jacob Lee sing, you’re unlikely to forget about it. This uber-talented Gold Coast singer / songwriter has, at just 23, racked up streams in the tens of millions, and also has a few international tours under his belt. Known for his powerful melodies and emotive lyricism, Jacob is accruing a massive international following without the help of any kind of management team.
This month Jacob – who himself has been a multi-nominee and finalist for the Gold Coast Music Awards – was announced as support act for 5 x Platinum and ARIA-Award winning Sheppard.
No surprise. The man has clocked up some 28 million Spotify streams with no label or booking agent and has gigged in America, Europe, UK and across Australia.
Mystique, ambiguity, passion and brilliance lie behind the lyricism of Jacob Lee and he hasn’t even released his debut album yet. The ten-track ‘Philosophy’ is due for release soon on his own label.
“Whenever I’m not writing or in the studio, I’m marketing myself,” he told Blank GC last time we spoke.
“I think it’s because I’ve never had management. I’ve never had a label, and I’ve just started my own label,” he said.
“I just literally feel as though it’s in my DNA. I can’t stop,” he said.
“If I stop for twenty minutes I feel as though I’m wasting time.”
You’ll be able to hear for yourself why Jacob has amassed such a big following when he performs at Q1 Surfers Paradise, Level 2 on Saturday 11 August. He’s bringing along Reckless Abandon and Tayla-Lee Robinson for the show with tickets available via Eventbrite.
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Jacob Lee + Reckless Abandon + Tayla-Lee Robinson
Q1 Level 2, Saturday 11 August, 6.30 – 9.00pm
Tickets $15 + BF