Jacob started playing piano aged five and by seventeen, had achieved a classical diploma and won prestigious John Ogdon Scholarships in consecutive years. He wrote a musical and was then accepted into Leeds College of Music to study composition in which he gained a First Class degree after two years. Leeds College of Music have since invited Jacob back to film, record, teach, accompany and advise.
Jacob met DJ Jamie Hartley in November 2013 and by January 2014, they were made featured artists on BBC Radio 1 under the alias, alphabet. Their debut song 'Just Another Day' has racked up hundreds of thousands of plays and their follow up single 'Anymore' was remixed by multi-platinum selling artist Lost Frequencies. This led on to Jacob's career in songwriting and production including work for such labels as Armada and The Vibe Guide with his music appearing in film and TV.
Jacob now holds piano residencies at both the White Swan and the Domino Club in Leeds where he also performs with guest artists each week. He also runs live music for Fibre ever Wednesday showcasing the best local talent frequently accompanying performers on both piano and guitar. His wide array of contacts has meant that Jacob often performs at weddings and functions both as a solo performer and alongside others musicians.
Jacob's music has taken him all over and each year he travels to Belgium to perform at various venues.
Jacob is the Musical Director for the Northern Youth Theatre Company with whom he produces two musicals a year at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. His other musical theatre ventures include being MD for the award-winning Made in Dagenham with YAODS and teaching at both Damien Poole Theatre Arts and Renaissance Arts.
Alongside writing solo material Jacob writes for others artists and agencies. Jacob produces all of his own music and has produced freelance for bands and artists for many years. He wrote a concept album entitled the 'Seven Deadly Sins' and now frequently co-writes/produces/performs with singer-songwriter Arc.
He has recorded artists such as Nizlopi, Jon Gomm, O'Hooley & Tidow and Paper Aeroplanes.
As Jacob's portfolio career is so varied, there will be things not mentioned on the website.
If you have any questions, feel free to call or fill out a contact form on the website, if Jacob can't help, he'll know someone that can.