Jake Bugg grew up in Clifton in Nottingham and is one of our most contemporary world-wide musical phenomenons to be stomping through the music charts.
Both his mum and dad were musical talents but separated when he was young. His father, whose last name is Bugg, was a nurse, and his mother worked in sales, both having previously made recordings. Jake started playing guitar at the age of 12 after being introduced to the instrument by his uncle.
The triumph of Bugg’s career came he was chosen by the BBC to appear on their ‘Introducing’ stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival when he was aged 17, and because of this was given a contract by Mercury Records.
Even though Bugg’s career has just taken off he has already been nominated for many prestigious awards. These include a BRIT Award, two NME Awards, Ivor Novello Award, a Mercury Prize and two awards at the 2013 Q Awards where he won the category for Best New Act.
On 15 October 2012, Bugg released his debut album which reached number one in the music charts. From it, expect to hear tracks such as Country Song, Broken and Lightning Bolt. His second album, Shangri La, was released on 18 November and the music video for Slumville Sunrise follows the star through St Ann’s, Sneinton Market, Holme Peirrepont and other locations in Nottingham before ending up in his home town of Clifton.