I Hope That I Can Make It Before We Have A Baby

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Album cover for the single I Hope That I Can Make It Before We Have A Baby
I Hope That I Can Make It Before We Have A Baby is available at all digital retailers such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Listen to it here:
http://smarturl.it/make-it

Lyrics

It can be nice to play guitar in the daytime
And scribble words down when everyone else is at work
But I earn nothing much to give, and if we ever had a kid
It’d be a little selfish not to stop
Unless it’s my job
And there’s some fool who wants to pay me
Oh I hope that I make it before we have a baby

I hear their adorable little mouths they need feeding
And their fragrant heads need somewhere to rest
Another white guy needs attention for his feelings
As if we’d ever need another one of those
But it’s all I know
And there’s always stacking shelves in Sainsbury’s
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Knots

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Jake stands in front of a wall again. It says 'Knots' above him.Knots is available at all digital retailers such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Listen to it here:
http://smarturl.it/knots-single

Lyrics

It started with a thread
I was trying to find the ends
But somewhere along the way
I got tangled

I forgot what goes where
In such a muddle, me

I know these knots do me no good
Still I just cannot help myself
When the threads are in my hands
Oh I just cannot help myself
When the threads are in my hands

A reflex to me now
Loop it through and underneath
So pleasing in a certain way
But oh, what a jumble

Now I can’t move ‘til they’re untied
And I know one move would set this right
Cos all these knots do me no good

Still I just cannot help myself
When the threads are in my hands
No I just cannot help myself
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UK Tour 2018

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Jake jumping off a chair next to a list of some tour dates

What to do with this stack of new songs?

It’s been a couple of years since touring the UK. In advance of releasing another album I’d love to get back out on the road and share these with you.

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FAI 2017, Kansas City

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Next week I’ll be joining hundreds of other songwriters, musicians and artists at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. They include heroes like Billy Bragg and Ani DiFranco and friend-eroes like Samantha Whates, Ben Walker and Josienne Clarke, Blair Dunlop and Rachel Sermmani.

We’re going to sit around sharing songs with each other and people in the music industry and see where it leads. Hopefully some touring, recording, and excellent times.

More news on some big Canada tours coming soon!

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Canada Shows 2016

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Toronto 2016

Toronto – what a city to end the year in.
US / Canada touring is now firmly in my sights. I’ll keep you posted.

A brief round-up:
The results are in and – folks – the rumours are true. Canadians are really really nice.

Exhibit A: The guy next to me on the plane randomly gives me a box of Guylian. The king of chocolates! Imagine it. What a hero.

Exhibit B: someone who couldn’t make one of the concerts turned up early, left $20 and then dashed off. Extraordinary.
**full disclaimer – I re-gifted the chocolates but kept the $20**

Plans are taking shape for 2017. Am gunning for all three of the Big Three – more writing, more recording, more touring.

But that’s it for me and concerts this year. Want to thank everyone for their foolish loyalty to the cause, you shall be rewarded many times over

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Tour Roundup

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This last week has been every bit as fulfilling as I’d dared to hope. The audiences have been so up for it – giving so much to the music. Thank you all!

It’s hard to believe this tour could have ended any better than it did in Bristol and London. What a night. Anyone have any photos?

Here are some of mine from this week…

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Tour Support 2016: The wonderful Kizzy Crawford

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Kizzy Crawford

Absolutely delighted to confirm Kizzy Crawford as support act for the November tour.

She’s a young Welsh / Bajan artist with talent to burn. Get to know her music here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuGD5PUYXck
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yPNQ2rLG2TDftpNXr1ckY

16th November – Manchester
17th November – Kendal
18th November – Birmingham
19th November – Bristol
23rd November – London

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