Yakobo

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Alternative Singer/Songwriter Alternative Folk Indie
Yakobo - Singer/Songwriter Alternative Singer/Songwriter Alternative Folk Indie Live Act in Derby

Yakobo Short Info

“Elegant, captivating and inspiring” – Indie Music People

“A bit of a discovery… that was rather good, wasn’t it?” – Dean Jackson, BBC Radio Nottingham

“Impeccable songs bearing a festival vibe, shot through with lashings of catchy riffs” – Arts In Leicestershire

Yakobo is a singer-songwriter and musical polymath, whose carefully-crafted songs and compositions have won hearts across the globe. He has been praised for his intricate soundscapes, thoughtful lyrics and a voice that ranges from delicate falsetto to huge, bellowing choruses. Yakobo’s music has drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and James Bay. The final instalment of Yakobo’s EP trilogy, Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream, comes out on 7th April.

Yakobo’s live show has captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Whether playing with a band or solo, there is a raw honesty on display throughout the intimate hushed moments, gritty vocal outpourings and euphoric sing-along hooks that characterise Yakobo’s carefully measured songwriting.

Things began back in 2012 with the debut release Glimpses. Since then Yakobo has played at festivals and top venues around the UK supporting the likes of This Is The Kit, Chloë Howl and Mark Morris (ex Bluetones).

In May 2015 Yakobo ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund an EP Trilogy. The first EP from this set was released in October 2015, entitled Wander in the Wilderness. Opening track Dawn is Here has been featured by music curators, bloggers and critics worldwide.

The second EP from the trilogy, The Passage of Time, was released in August 2016. The pounding live favourite Goldmine sits alongside some of Yakobo’s most intimate and poignant songs to date.

Yakobo has also created the soundtracks for Xbox One/PS4/PC games Pneuma: Breath of Life and The Turing Test, and the feature documentary L’eglise Sur L’ocean. These soundtracks have earned Yakobo as much recognition as his original songwriting.

Maybe The Land Was Just A Dream, available from 7th April 2017, completes Yakobo’s EP trilogy. It shows more maturity in Yakobo’s songwriting; incorporating influence from jazz and great singer-songwriters of the past. It is more self-aware but less self-obsessed than the previous EPs. Some of the themes are darker than anything Yakobo has covered before, but the music grooves and bounces with more enjoyment too.

“Elegant, captivating and inspiring” – Indie Music People

“A bit of a discovery… that was rather good, wasn’t it?” – Dean Jackson, BBC Radio Nottingham

“Impeccable songs bearing a festival vibe, shot through with lashings of catchy riffs” – Arts In Leicestershire

Yakobo is a singer-songwriter and musical polymath, whose carefully-crafted songs and compositions have won hearts across the globe. He has been praised for his intricate soundscapes, thoughtful lyrics and a voice that ranges from delicate falsetto to huge, bellowing choruses. Yakobo’s music has drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and James Bay. The final instalment o...

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Yakobo on Tour

  • 02 | 06 | 2017 Uttoxeter Acoustic Festival of Britain
  • 09 | 06 | 2017 Cirencester Noiiises EP Launch support
  • 15 | 07 | 2017 Etwall, Derbyshire Summer Sizzler
  • 09 | 09 | 2017 Derbyshire Whitwell Festival of Music

Past Gigs Yakobo

  • 05 | 2017 Nottingham Dot To Dot Festival
  • 05 | 2017 The Shed DIY in The Shed
  • 05 | 2017 Foxie's Lounge, Leicester
  • 04 | 2017 Single Shot, Leeds Live at Leeds Fringe Festical
  • 04 | 2017 Beer Shack, Hucknall
  • 04 | 2017 The Hairy Dog, Derby EP Launch Show
  • 09 | 2016 Derby Treetops Charity Colour Run
  • 08 | 2016 Norwich The Bicycle Shop
  • 08 | 2016 Derbyshire Northern Green Gathering Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Derby EP Launch, Bar One
  • 07 | 2016 Leicester Pi Bar
  • 07 | 2016 Nottingham Bunkers Hill
  • 07 | 2016 Derby Intu Shopping Centre
  • 07 | 2016 Derby Isaac Smith EP Launch @ The Maypole
  • 06 | 2016 Derby Furthest From The Sea Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Leicester Pi Bar
  • 04 | 2016 Nottingham Bunkers Hill, Hockley
  • 04 | 2016 Nottingham The Loom
  • 03 | 2016 Derby The Maypole
  • 03 | 2016 Derby Bar One
  • 02 | 2016 Derby The Victoria Inn
  • 02 | 2016 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
  • 01 | 2016 Derby The Victoria Inn
  • 01 | 2016 Beeston The Malt Shovel
  • 12 | 2015 Online Live-stream Christmas Show
  • 11 | 2015 Derby The Venue
  • 11 | 2015 Wokingham Soulscape
  • 11 | 2015 London Proud, Camden
  • 11 | 2015 Derby The Victoria Inn
  • 11 | 2015 Sheffield West Street Live
  • 11 | 2015 Hinckley Karns Bar
  • 10 | 2015 Derby The Bookcafé
  • 10 | 2015 Derby EP Launch, Bar One
  • 09 | 2015 Nottingham The Lord Roberts
  • 09 | 2015 Derby Knickerbocker Glorious, Market Square
  • 08 | 2015 Derby The Venue
  • 07 | 2015 Nottingham The Maze
  • 07 | 2015 Norwich St Stephens
  • 06 | 2015 Derby Furthest From The Sea Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Sheffield The Royal Standard
  • 05 | 2015 London Proud, Camden
  • 05 | 2015 Online Kickstarter Live Stream Show
  • 05 | 2015 Norwich Kickstarter Backer Show
  • 05 | 2015 Hinckley Karns Bar
  • 05 | 2015 Nottingham Dot To Dot Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Derby The Bookcafé
  • 03 | 2015 Burton-upon-Trent The Tower Brewery
  • 03 | 2015 Norwich OPEN, supporting She Makes War
  • 02 | 2015 Derby Hope Centre w/Isaac Smith, Ben Parker
  • 12 | 2014 Nottingham Bodega, supporting Big Sixes + Natasha North
  • 11 | 2014 Sheffield The Green Room
  • 11 | 2014 Hinckley Karns Bar
  • 11 | 2014 Cambridge The Boathouse w/Pete McAllen

Discography Yakobo

  • 2017 Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream EP |
  • 2015 Wander in the Wilderness EP |
  • 2015 Pneuma: Breath Of Life original soundtrack Album |
  • 2012 Glimpses EP |

Media

  • Video Yakobo - Far From Ground (O...
  • Video Yakobo - Dawn Is Here (Offi...
  • Video Yakobo - Goldmine (Official...
  • Video Yakobo - Mayflower (Officia...
  • Sound Plans In My Head
  • Sound Water Into Wine
  • Video Yakobo - You Are The Earth ...
  • Video Yakobo - Call To Arms, live...

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Origin

  • Derby GB

Founded

  • 2012

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