Drew has received airplay on local and national radio, and since 2007 on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's "Laugh USA."
Since 2001, Drew Jacobs and Swingbatter have regularly apeared on the Nationally Syndicated "Dr. Demento Radio Show."
Drew has been performing as a solo acoustic singer/songwriter since 2005.
NEW CD- "I'm Allergic To My Job" award-winning title cut:
2010- 1st Prize USA Songwriting Competition- Comedy/Novelty Category
2010-Semi-Finalist Dallas Songwriters Association Contest
Performance Highlights include:
2011- Songwriter Showcase SxSW Austin, TX
2011- Acoustic Music Scene "Funny Folk" Showcase @ NERFA
2011- Greg Aidala's Brew Ha- Ha Comedy Showcase Featured Performer
2011-Rock and Roll Expo with Tommy James, Starz and Imagining Lennon
2009-2011- Select Performer, Hudson Valley Songfest
2010-Songwriter Showcase performer, SSCape May
2009- 30-minute interview/performance featured on Crumbs Cafe on WEXT 97.7 FM
2009-"Behind the Open Mic- Youtube video interview
2009- Altamont Fair featured Performer
2009/2008- Featured Artist at the Columbia Arts Team Songwriters Showcase
2008 -Featured Artist at the NECMA Songwriter's Festival
2007 -Featured artist at the NECMA Songwriter's Workshop Showcase
2006-Northeast Country Music Association Songwriter Roundtable at The Saratoga County Fair
Drew Jacobs- Acoustic Guitar, 12 String guitar, Harmonica
NEW CD- "I'm Allergic To My Job" Released May 2011 on Swingbatter Records available at ITunes, CD Baby, Amazon.com, select retailers and at gigs.
CD- "Easy Listening For The Hard of Hearing" on Swingbatter Records, available at ITunes, CD Baby, Amazon.com, and at gigs. 6 Selections in rotation on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's "Laugh USA"
Additional airplay on Jet Blue, Frontier Airlines as well as KGO, San Francisco, WKLI, Garden City NY,
WSIA, Staten Island NY, WEXT 97.7 Albany NY
Internet airplay on Spotify, Rhapsody, Folknet, Appearing on The Nationally Syndicated "Dr. Demento Radio Show:
As Drew Jacobs and Swingbatter:
12/2001- "Santa Claus Is Coming To Rock You"
12/2004-12/2007 "Rudolph's on Steroids" Featured on KGO Radio- San Francisco
As Drew Jacobs and his Nice Jewish Boys:
12/2006- "Where Are All The Songs About Chanukah?"
BMI Member Since 2006
"I'm Allergic To My Job!" Review
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# "Jacobs sure knows how to write and sing a funny song and tell an interesting story while doing...#
"Jacobs sure knows how to write and sing a funny song and tell an interesting story while doing it. There is no way you can’t totally enjoy this funny song CD. " www.theseriouscomedysite.com
In Tune with Drew Jacobs
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Did you read about the boy who dreamed of being in a musical comedy and became one? Well, except fo...Did you read about the boy who dreamed of being in a musical comedy and became one? Well, except for the name and a few other changes, you could talk about Drew Jacobs. The story’s the same one. (My apologies to Neil Diamond.)
"I'm Allergic To My Job" CD Review
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"The Production on 'Allergic' is first rate, with the the varying song styles one might expect on a ..."The Production on 'Allergic' is first rate, with the the varying song styles one might expect on a record populated by titles like "Wives for Dummies," There's A Problem in Your Pants," and "Rudolph's On Steroids." And as noted, Jacobs has a knack for honing in on the funny aspects of everyday life."
Latham Man Shines In Austin At SxSW
"A terrific performance to like minded baby-boomers........"
Local CD Music Roundup
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"Latham singer-songwriter Drew Jacobs calls himself an "acoustic humorist." And with such songs as "..."Latham singer-songwriter Drew Jacobs calls himself an "acoustic humorist." And with such songs as "You Never Heard Me Play My Guitar," "My Bad," and "Fortune Cookie," his new CD "Easy Listening For The Hard Of Hearing" certainly delivers some chuckles.
Comments from Steve Goodman Biographer
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"'Fortune Cookie' has clever twists throughout. I could see Goodman performing this." "'Half a So..."'Fortune Cookie' has clever twists throughout. I could see Goodman performing this."
"'Half a Song' is just wonderful, very Goodman-like, with a perfect and inevitable punch line."
"'Garage Sale' is a perfect boomer lament/celebration."
"Love the uke, tuba and muted trumpet on 'Help Me, I'm Drowning.' This song has Nilsson all over it. He must be a huge influence."
"I hear John Prine in 'Grampa's Ponytail.' Any song that tells a vivid story is a keeper, far as I'm concerned."
A noteworthy year
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A noteworthy year Plenty of performances, new CDs were music to our ears in 2006 First publish...A noteworthy year
Plenty of performances, new CDs were music to our ears in 2006
First published: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Congrats are in order: To local singer-songwriter Drew Jacobs, who has been garnering airplay for "Where Are All the Songs About Chanukah?" (credited to Drew Jacobs and His Nice Jewish Boys) and "Rudolph's on Steroids" (by Drew Jacobs and Swingbatter) on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Demento Radio Show" (heard at 10 p.m. Sundays on WPYX-FM) this holiday season.
NECMA Songwriters Workshop
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Printed 4/27/07 Drew Jacobs is about to put out an album he wanted to call "Easy Listening for the...Printed 4/27/07
Drew Jacobs is about to put out an album he wanted to call "Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing" He's one of the featured singer/songwriters who, along with Adams, will perform at the Songwriters Showcase Sunday. Jacobs had performed years ago in several local groups including an oldies band called Surprise Package but had confined his songwriting to solitary sessions creating music he never expected anyone else to hear. Then, he began attending Northeast CMA's twice-a-month open jams at Yours nightclub on Barrett St. in Schenectady. Soon, he found himself
singing his songs in front of an appreciative audience of like-minded
amateurs. "The more I played out, the more I got a charge out of
somebody coming up to me saying, 'Hey, that was really funny,' or, 'That
was a good song,' or, 'I enjoyed that one,' or whatever they may say.
So, it just started festering itself for lack of better term." Jacobs' "festering" led to three of his songs being featured on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento radio program: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Rock You," (a play on Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"), "Rudolph's on Steroids" and "Where Are All The Songs about Chanukah."
"He's a Northeastern "Jimmy Buffet"- Bill Graham, Northeast Country Music Association
Dr. Demento Note
"Hey Drew, Thanks for the Tunes!"
Les Paul Comment
"Keep Pickin', Drew!"- Les Paul
Emailed Audience Reaction to Live Shows
"Honestly Drew, the humor was awesome. We laughed hard and loved it."-Mike and Julie Rider
The majority of my material is made up of humorous acoustic originals. Some sample titles: There's A Problem In Your Pants, Wives For Dummies, I'm Allergic To My Job, Multi-Tasking, Fortune Cookie, My Bad, Garage Sale, Lifelong Dependents, and others from my CDs.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.