Jayke began playing music at the age of 11 quickly finding an escape through the guitar and Ukelele. Born in Crawshawbooth he developed his talent through sessions at school. “I misbehaved as a kid, but the support I had at school helped me embrace music and find a creative side”.
He played rugby for Rossendale , and although sport was an important part of his life he soon found his interest in performing taking over. As his playing ability developed he started playing gigs locally with various bands, further realising his love of playing live.
Studying a music degree at Burnley gave him the chance to take things more seriously, and allowed him to work alongside other musicians. “The degree has given me a true insight into the industry, not only developing my performing skills but understanding the business and production skills needed to make a living”. He has recently supported Gabriella Cilmi on her UK tour and has already made an impact and created a following with live performances and radio interviews.
A pre-release excerpt of Jayke’s first single will be available on Doc Redeye’s website towards the end of November. www.docredeye.co.uk