Spend the evening with The Buzz Saturday, Februart 1 at the Buzz's Advance Financial Acoustic Den for a Buzz Session featuring Jake Bugg.
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ABOUT JAKE BUGG
Jake Bugg was born in Clifton, Nottingham, to musical parents who separated when he was young. His father, whose last name was Bugg, was a nurse, and his mother worked in sales, both having previously made recordings. He grew up in the Clifton council estate of Nottingham and started playing guitar at the age of 12 after being introduced to the instrument by his uncle Mark. He also states that his formative musical moment was hearing Don McLean's "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" on an episode of The Simpsons. He was enrolled in a music technology course, but by the age of 16 he had dropped out and was writing and performing his own songs influenced by The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Oasis, Donovan, The Everly Brothers and Jimi Hendrix.
Bugg was chosen by the BBC to appear on their "Introducing" stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival aged 17, and because of this was given a contract byMercury Records. His songs were then placed on various BBC Radio playlists and one of them, "Country Song", was used in a national TV beer commercial for Greene King IPA.
In an interview for The Daily Telegraph, when dubbed 'an East Midlands Bob Dylan', Bugg said "Bob Dylan's cool, you know, he's great, but he's not a major influence".
On May 22 2012, Bugg appeared on the BBC music programme Later... with Jools Holland. In August 2012 Bugg was a supporting act for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Belsonic Music Festival, Belfast. On October 1 2012, he performed live on the BBC Radio 6 Music programme Live at Maida Vale.
Bugg was one of five nominees for the 2013 Brit Award for "British Breakthrough Act", which was voted on by BBC Radio 1 listeners. Bugg rated his chances of winning as "very slim", but also said, "I don't really need an award to inspire me to keep writing music and playing my songs." The award was won by Ben Howard.