Jacobo Serra

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JACOBO SERRA · Article by Fernando Neira for Babelia ~ El País

The troubadour who sings to sadness. Jacobo Serra stands out as the most dazzling singer-songwriter of his generation.

Nietzsche is to blame. Jacobo Serra, son and grandson of lawyers, was called to be that brilliant law student, romantic and conscientious, hoping to deliver social justice, to help the homeless and to find "the presence of some Mariano José de Larra —a romantic Spanish author— among his classmates,”. The academic disappointment took no less than a term to manifest itself, but then a quote from the philosopher F. Nietzsche came to mind: Music should be cultivated by those who know “the sadness of the most profound happiness, and no other sadness at all.” And he vowed to make that musical sadness his mode of expression, and even of life. Today, a decade later and with his first LP ‘Don’t Give Up’ under the arm, he may be closer to achieving that goal and it will not be for lack of merit: his 10 songs bare resemblance to Teddy Thompson, Ron Sexsmith, Amos Lee, Jesse Harris, or the less manneristic Rufus Wainwright. The royalty of international singer-songwriters.
The secret of his ostensible talent will be increasingly difficult to hide. The Autumn Defense, the extraordinary acoustic band stemming from Wilco, chose him as the opening act for their recent Spanish tour after listening to ‘Don’t Give Up’. And Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith was charmed by ‘The word I never say’, the song that titled Jacobo’s first EP.
Jacobo is a rare case of pure melodic instinct. Far from the archetypal songwriter, who grew up among hundreds of vinyls, he grew up listening to opera and he took his first steps in a choir of Renaissance polyphony. There were only two pop albums in his home, the blue and red compilations by The Beatles, but that was enough for the kid to set the ball rolling. Even today he still thinks that the songs composed between the transition of the sixties and seventies were the best tunes ever written.
But the repertoire of ‘Don’t Give Up’, even with its many classical resonances, offers a glimpse of the most remarkable Spanish composer in recent years. Jacobo Serra stands out as the most dazzling singer-songwriter of his generation. ~ Fernando Neira, Babelia - El País

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JACOBO SERRA · Article by Fernando Neira for Babelia ~ El País

The troubadour who sings to sadness. Jacobo Serra stands out as the most dazzling singer-songwriter of his generation.

Nietzsche is to blame. Jacobo Serra, son and grandson of lawyers, was called to be that brilliant law student, romantic and conscientious, hoping to deliver social justice, to help the homeless and to find "the presence of some Mariano José de Larra —a romantic Spanish author— among his classmates,”. The academic disappointment took no less than a term to manifest itself, but then a quote from the philosopher F. Nietzsche came to mind: Music should be cultiv...

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Past Gigs Jacobo Serra

  • 01 | 2016 Logroño, Spain Actual Festival
  • 12 | 2015 Albacete ClanDestino
  • 12 | 2015 Madrid Adviento Sarmiento Xmas Fest
  • 11 | 2015 Madrid El Sol
  • 10 | 2015 Badajoz Mercantil
  • 09 | 2015 Burgos Tri-Bu Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Madrid Club Reserva Libertad 8
  • 09 | 2015 Madrid Festival Pro-Refugiados
  • 09 | 2015 Madrid Vibrando Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Granada Granada Sound Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Murcia Lemon Pop Festival
  • 08 | 2015 O Groove, Potevedra El Náutico
  • 08 | 2015 Aranda de Duero Sonorama Festival 2015
  • 08 | 2015 Pedro Bernardo Parque del El Royo
  • 08 | 2015 Cartagena La Mar de Músicas Festival
  • 07 | 2015 San Lorenzo del Escorial Sala Babel
  • 06 | 2015 Barcelona Festival Jardins Palau Reial Pedralbes
  • 05 | 2015 Radio Nacional (RNE) Madrid Radio 3 Concerts
  • 05 | 2015 Madrid Fnac Castellana
  • 04 | 2015 Madrid El Sol
  • 04 | 2015 Barts Theatre, Barcelona Guitar Fest
  • 04 | 2015 Toledo Picaro
  • 04 | 2015 London, UK The Union Chapel - La Línea Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Segovia Beat Club
  • 04 | 2015 Gijón, Asturias Gijón Sound Festival (Toma-3)
  • 04 | 2015 Ciudad Real Pachamama
  • 03 | 2015 Albacete Pussy Wagon
  • 03 | 2015 Zaragoza Sala López
  • 02 | 2015 Sevilla Malandar
  • 02 | 2015 Barcelona Vida Fest
  • 02 | 2015 Madrid Fnac Callao
  • 02 | 2015 Madrid La Casa Encendida
  • 01 | 2015 Vigo, Pontevedra La Casa de Arriba
  • 12 | 2014 Madrid La Noche de San Nicolas Xmas Fest
  • 12 | 2014 Madrid Galileo Galilei
  • 11 | 2014 Tenerife, Canarias Teatro Guimerá
  • 11 | 2014 Castellón Veneno Stereo
  • 11 | 2014 Valencia Deluxe Pop
  • 11 | 2014 Madrid Clamores Club
  • 11 | 2014 Cartagena Budokan
  • 11 | 2014 Salamanca La Espannola
  • 11 | 2014 Madrid Ponle Frenos Campaign, Plaza Colón
  • 11 | 2014 Madrid Semana de Autor, Galileo Galilei
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Barts Theatre (+Marlango)
  • 11 | 2014 Madrid Sala Riviera (+Marlango)
  • 10 | 2014 Madrid Costello Club
  • 09 | 2014 Madrid Victoria Summer Acoustic Concerts
  • 06 | 2014 Alcalá de Henares La Noche en Blanco Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Juncos, Toledo Círculo Creativo
  • 06 | 2014 Alcalá de Henares Tic Tac
  • 06 | 2014 Madrid National Geographic
  • 05 | 2014 Valencia El Loco Club (+The Autumn Defense)
  • 05 | 2014 Guadalajara Tyce (+The Autumn Defense)
  • 05 | 2014 Madrid Teatro Lara (+The Autumn Defense)
  • 05 | 2014 Granada Boogaclub
  • 04 | 2014 Madrid Moby Dick Club
  • 04 | 2014 Talavera Beerlin
  • 04 | 2014 Esquivias, Toledo Casino Rock Bar
  • 04 | 2014 Madrid CMU Chaminade Fest
  • 03 | 2014 Toledo The Times
  • 03 | 2014 Aranda De Duero Café Central
  • 03 | 2014 Salamanca Irish Rover
  • 03 | 2014 Barcelona Medi
  • 03 | 2014 Zaragoza Lata de Bombillas
  • 02 | 2014 León Gran Café
  • 02 | 2014 Murcia Puerta Falsa

Discography Jacobo Serra

  • 2016 Icebergs EP | AF Recordings/Sony Music
  • 2014 Don't Give Up Album | AF Recordings
  • 2012 The Word I Never Say EP | Clever Music

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Origin

  • Madrid ES

Founded

  • 2012

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