Jacob Martin

Jacob Martin

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Jacob Martin is an accomplished hard working pop/rock band with very talented musicians with a power vocalist and great songwriting.

Biography

“Jacob Martin is the culmination of what makes people happy, and what they need to hear. People might not know it yet….but they will” Emmy Boyce-Alternative Addiction.com

Jacob Martin is a four member pop/rock band based out of the Minneapolis/St Paul area. Led by singer/songwriter Jacob Martin, the group also showcases the talents of Marco Keilholz on guitar and backup vox (graduate of the Berklee College of Music), James Shaff on bass guitar and Jordan Keating on drums.

The idea of Jacob Martin started when Jacob, jaded from numerous band break ups, decided to strike out on a solo career. He placed an ad in the Minneapolis City Pages searching for a partner to help with production and writing. Soon he met Marco, and the two clicked right away. As with many bands, their early collaborations took place in a basement apartment where they hashed out various demos under the new band name Jacob Martin.

A part-time gig delivering pizzas turned into a crucial opportunity for the pair, when they were able to slip in a demo disc with an order to a local recording studio. After listening to the demo, the studio owner called them in and praised Jacob’s polished voice and talent for songwriting. They signed their first production contract and recorded a 5 song EP titled, “Crawling Away.” However, with just a studio drummer and Marco picking up both bass and guitar, they began seeking out more musicians to realize their goals of playing live.

Soon Jacob discovered James Shaff at a local music store, skillfully trying out one of the basses on the floor. Recognizing his notable talent, Jacob approached him, told him of their need for a bass player, and the band was on its way to completion.
The final piece of the puzzle fell into place with Jordan Keating, whose practiced drum stylings added a steady beat to anchor the band. Now complete, Jacob Martin was ready to rock the socks off the Twin Cities!

After only a short time, Jacob Martin attracted the attention of a booking agency, and began playing gigs throughout the metro area and upper Midwest. While touring, they blended Jacob’s captivating songwriting and soulful voice with intricate guitar melodies and solid rock beats, perfecting their infectious pop/rock sound.

In three short years the band has played hundreds of shows, opened for numerous regional and national acts, and caught the attention of professional producer Paul Peterson (The Corrs, The Time, BB Mack) and producer/engineer team Matt Kirkwold and James Harley of World Record Productions (Quiet Drive, Luck Boys Confusion).
Through these collaborations Jacob Martin recently recorded, “Who The Heck Is Jacob Martin,” an EP that clearly demonstrates the heart and soul these four men have poured into their music.

Jacob Martin’s songwriting focuses on the positive side of everyday life while maintaining a crisp, inspiring sound. Songs like, “Until You Do” and “Out Loud” not only rock, but evoke deeper emotions with their captivating lyrics about love and life.
The band looks at each performance as a way to improve and grow, working hard to make the most of their achievements. Jacob Martin is currently submitting their new EP to record labels - It should not be long till these guys are heard over national airwaves!

Lyrics

Out Loud

Written By: Jacob Martin

Out Loud

What is it inside of me?
I supposed it was a lie
Cause I never felt I wanted
To make a move
Didn’t wanna try

Look what you’ve done to me
Tripped up and broken down to see
You’re something a different face in the crowd
Looked what you’ve done to me
Slipped up and fell so easily
I want it and I’m not too proud
It’s like I’m Trying Out Loud

Verse
The door is open lead my eyes
Will you show me your world?
Got me thinking about life and giving
In your eyes I see living
Worth living

Chorus
Look what you’ve done to me
Tripped up and broken down to see
You’re something a different face in the crowd
Looked what you’ve done to me
Slipped up and fell so easily
I want it and I’m not too proud
It’s like I’m Trying Out Loud

Bridge
And crying out loud
But it’s heart to my head
It’s things I do
I don’t want to speak
I don’t wanna scare you

Until You Do

Written By: Jacob Martin

Until You Do

She says I’m not that pretty
But could wipe out a city
If looks could truly kill
She says got no personality
But she could cure a deadly disease
If you could physically
Swallow her laughter

It’s you
You don’t know who you are
You are the brightest star
But how can they love you
Until You Do

She says something’s wrong with me
Oh but honestly
Could get away with murder
But I guess to a mirror
She does already

It’s you
You don’t know who you are
You know you've come so far
If you’d tell yourself the truth
About you
Because I know you are
You are the brightest star
But how can they love you
Until you do

Oh child
Yu could have it all
You got style
You got class
But you’re comin in last
Cause how can they love you
Until you love you

It’s you
You don’t know who you are
You know you’ve come so far
If you’d tell yourself the truth
About you
Cause I know you are
You are the brightest star
But how can he love you
Until you do
Love you

Discography

2006 "Crawling Away" EP
2008 "Who The Heck Is Jacob Martin" not yet released

Set List

For our original shows we have a set list of 11 solid original songs..
If we have to fill a four hour evening our cover tunes grab an audience from 21 to 99.
Example
Jacob Martin Song List
Ain’t Goin Down Till the Sun Comes Up-Garth Brooks
All 4 U-Sister Hazel
Blister in the Sun-Violent Femmes
Boys of Summer-Don Henley
Daydream Believer-The Monkey’s
Dead or Alive- Bon Jovi
Desire-U2
Fishing In the Dark-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Five Hundred Miles-The Proclaimers
Friends In Low Places-Garth Brooks
Hurt So Good-Cougar Mellencamp
I Don’t Wanna Be-Gavin Degraw
I’m A Believer-The Monkey’s
Jenny Jenny-Tommy Tutone
Just What I Needed-The Cars
Life Is A Highway-Tom Cochrane
Mary Janes Last Dance-Tom Petty
Melt With You-Modern English
Never There-Cake
Rebel Rebel-David Bowie
Santa Monica-Everclear
Should I Stay Or Should I Go-The Clash
Stuck in the Middle with You-Stealers Wheel
Summer Of 69-Bryan Adams
Sweet Caroline: Neil Diamond
Talk Dirty To Me-Poison
What I Got-S