“Jacob William is a fine artist. Hopefully he’ll forgive me for admitting that when Caught Red Handed first came on the speakers I mistook him for what those of us in the trade call ‘a piano-botherer’. Every DJ, blogger, manager, publisher – in fact anyone who’s ever had to wade through several hundred demos in a morning – will know the sinking feeling when the first piano triads proclaim yet another singer-songwriter about to punish the ivories of some luckless Steinway with their latest noodling magnum opus.
But Jacob William doesn’t wait long to diverge from this well-beaten path: within four seconds he’s disrupted that first noodle with a surprise major 7th. Within six, his spinetingling voice has kicked in and by ten seconds, we know we’re in the presence of greatness. As with Andrew Montgomery, it’s the vocal that seals the deal while the grand piano accompaniment vanishes into the background almost as an irrelevance: beyond the smallest doubt, this is a song born of real-life experience. If Art can be defined as ‘the process by which we encode experience in order to share it with others’ then Jacob William is a very fine artist indeed.” (Read Review)
“Listen to Jacob William sing and you will see he is gifted with one of the most addictive
and authentic voices I have heard in a long time. It combines both the slightly
sandpapery quality that gives it life, and the most unusual and hypnotic vibrato
I have heard in ages. I found myself immersing myself in its luster.”
Larry Murray, Berkshire on Stage
Watch below the trailer to the film Don’t Let Go – featuring Jacob William.
Below you will find short preview clips from Jacob William’s upcoming album.
Jacob wrote and produced all songs – performing all vocals and instruments on all tracks.
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