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"Radio Session - Janice Long"

BBC WM with Janice Long - 10th Jan 2009 - Janice Long


"Small World Single Review"

Hailing from the heart of England, Jake Flowers is a young exponent of traditional folk, coloured by a taste for softly focussed Country music and all lovingly updated for the noughties...a tune to hum on the way home. There’s also a little sampler of tracks...and as if it were possible, there are some even sweeter songs to come. - www.music-dash.co.uk


"Small World Single Review"

WHAT a great debut!

One one play of debut single Small World bears testimony to his musical prowess.

- Selby Times


"Live Review - 'Blowout'"

"the whole set resonated with a welcome familiarity, like spending an hour with the bespectacled love child of Cat Stevens and Joan Baez...songs gave evidence of his lyrical ability and also highlighted the beauty of his distinctive, haunting
voice. Flowers reveals himself to
be an endearing and entertaining raconteur...Always amusing and told with self-effacing charm, it is this element of his act that sets him apart."
- City Life, Manchester


"Radio Session - Q Music"

Interview and session with up and coming comedian Russell Kane.
- Q Music


"Birmingham Live"

"Shuffling and whistling turned to silence...the closest thing you'll ever see to Jack White playing folk music. " Birmingham Live - Birmingham Live


"http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/secretgarden/2008/review-saturday.shtml"


Still there's a very refreshing start to the day with Jake Flowers on at 11 am in the Wild Things tent. I've seen him once before a couple of years ago at a Twisted Folk Festival and he's even better than I remember. An alt-folk singer-songwriter with a guitar, a kick drum and a very fetching hat, he sings songs of love and life in the sticks (Flowers is from Shropshire). Highlights are 'Anyhow', 'Sticks and Stones', and 'Fireworks' – a romantic song about a theft from a fireworks factory, and how a couple have lost the spark from their relationship but the lost spark sets the fireworks off and they rain down on the town, reigniting their love in the process. Bless!
- Efestivals


"In The City 2008"

Jake Flowers plays warm, nostalgic-sounding rootsy indie folk with a little smattering of country, fingerpicking through heart-warming chord changes like the I Am Kloot in acoustic mode and generally soothing away the hangovers which are starting to drift in by this point. Manchester Music - In The City 2008 - Manchester Music


"Kerrang"

The brilliant Jake Flowers... The time is right. - Kerrang Radio


"Guestlist"

Before yesterday I'd heard of Jake Flowers, last night I realised why. - Guestlist


Discography

The Rooster Got Laid - self-released album 2006
The Sweet Libertine EP - self-released EP 2006
Stalker -self-released single 2007
Anyhow - self-released single 2008
Fireworks - self-released single 2008
BBC Radio 1, XFM, Kerrang, 6Music
Small World - out on download 23rd Feb 2009 and 7" vinyl 30th March 2009 - CONCRETE RECORDINGS - full press and radio campaign
Sessions around the Country:- BBC Introducing Shropshire, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester BBC West Midlands with Janice Long and commercial stations Q, Kerrang, Smooth FM, and plays at XFM and Radio 2.

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Bio

Nestled within a remote farmland dwelling in deepest rural England lies a run-down tin shack from whence stems the music of Jake Flowers. As a thirteen year old boy Jake Flowers picked up his father’s guitar and started writing songs and hasn't really put one down again since.

Jake’s characteristic voice is already familiar across local airwaves, with countless plays and sessions at regional BBC and commercial stations. Overwhelming support from Kerrang Radio, who invited him as the only artist to represent the West Midlands when they hosted the Local Radio Academy event, has culminated in a recent introduction on the Janice Long show. Furthermore, Jake is shortly to with be heard introducing his new single with comedian Russell Kane on Q Radio.

Somewhat of a figure on the Midlands live scene; his performances have included playing at the West Midlands Summer Symphony with the English Symphony Orchestra and a Boxing Day half-time performance at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux stadium (an honoured invitation as a result of a similarly sterling performance earlier on in the year). It comes therefore, as no surprise that word of Jake Flowers is spreading to the larger public arena.

Indeed, Jake Flowers tip-toed gently onto the festival scene with performances at Green Man, Secret Garden and Handful of Twisted Folk but it was an encounter at the largest greenfield festival in the world that really got him noticed, leaving organisers spellbound. Jake was shortlisted for the 2008 Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition after being voted for by the editor of Q magazine, Paul Rees. His name was passed on to various venues throughout the site and he secured a place to play on Concrete Recordings' ‘Late N Live’ stage. In recent years this stage has played host to a throng of new talent such as Scouting For Girls, The Subways and The Courteeners, as well as those who traverse the coolest of cult circuits such as Liz Green, Ralfe Band and Danny and The Champions of the World. Manchester's Concrete quickly offered to release his debut single Small World set for release on digital download on 23rd Feb and on 7" single 30th March.

A little later in the year Jake was to be ‘tipped by the experts’ on the In The City conference website and now fresh from playing a handful of showcase gigs with the newly applauded Karima Francis, the chances are that this young man’s name will be the next to be whispered throughout the industry and beyond.

Within the country-groomed folk pop of Jake Flowers there lies a classic simplicity that will transcend the test of time. Dressed in country tweeds he performs with an acoustic guitar, a strong vocal and a sole bass drum that together never fail to entice a crowd, certainly to silence and even on occasion to tears.