Jake Coco
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Jake Coco

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Broken Hearts and Fairytales - 2006
Re-Defining Love - 2007
Fingers Crossed - Summer 2009

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LA singer-songwriter Jake Coco has been playing music literally for almost his entire life. Raised by his single mother in Cleveland, he was given a violin at the age of two, and from that point on, music has been his life. By the time he reached high school, Jake had taught himself guitar and piano before settling on the drums, joining local pop-punk band Spenser in 2000. The band achieved local, then regional success, but artistic differences broke them up, and Jake has remained a solo artist ever since. He began to write his own songs, and found his sound as an acoustic pop singer-songwriter. Forgoing a full scholarship to the Berklee School of Music, he instead wrote and recorded his first album, Broken Hearts and Fairytales, in a makeshift home studio, before arriving in Los Angeles in 2003.

Just a short year later, Jake’s album found itself in the hands of Alliance Entertainment, who quickly signed him to their brand-new record label. While with Alliance, Jake released Broken Hearts in 2006, and became one of the first artists to use YouTube to promote his music. Releasing homemade videos of his performances, Jake was able to build a massive grassroots fanbase across the US as well as overseas, and remains one of YouTube’s most popular artists to date.

Jake’s internet celebrity fueled the sales of Broken Hearts and Fairytales, as well as his sophomore album, Re-Defining Love, released in late 2007. Both albums are filled with catchy love songs, written by a young man who is hopeful, albeit naive about life and love, struggling to find himself in a complicated world. Shortly after the release of Re-Defining Love, however, Alliance Records suddenly collapsed, leaving Jake on his own once again.

After taking a year to write and reflect, Jake has re-emerged in a big way. In the fall of 2008, he assembled a new band, a new management team, and is once again taking LA by storm with a live show that is quickly gaining buzz for its unique covers and unpredictable arrangements. His highly-anticipated third album, Fingers Crossed, is set to be released this spring, and he will be making his acting debut later this year in the film Strawberry Wine, based on the Deana Carter song of the same name.