Yakobo

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

Yakobo Short Info

Yakobo is the singer-songwriter project of musical polymath James Currey.

It's a melting-pot of sounds that draw upon the classic songwriting values of Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake alongside hints of Jeff Buckley's intense performance energy.

Whether alone or backed by a full band with trumpets and all, Yakobo's ballsy delivery of carefully crafted songs has drawn in audiences across the country. Festival slots at Y Not, Dot To Dot and Strawberry Fields and support for Chloë Howl, She Makes War, This Is The Kit and Big Sixes have gone down a storm. Packed-out hometown headline shows have established Yakobo's fanbase in Derby.

In 2015 Yakobo released part 1 of an EP Trilogy funded by Kickstarter, as well as creating the soundtracks to an Xbox game and a feature film. In 2016 Yakobo is set to release the next 2 EPs and play gigs and festivals all over the country.

Yakobo is the singer-songwriter project of musical polymath James Currey.

It's a melting-pot of sounds that draw upon the classic songwriting values of Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake alongside hints of Jeff Buckley's intense performance energy.

Whether alone or backed by a full band with trumpets and all, Yakobo's ballsy delivery of carefully crafted songs has drawn in audiences across the country. Festival slots at Y Not, Dot To Dot and Strawberry Fields and support for Chloë Howl, She Makes War, This Is The Kit and Big Sixes have gone down a storm. Packed-out hometown headline shows have established Yakobo's fanbas...

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Past Gigs Yakobo

  • 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 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
  • 02 | 2016 Derby The Victoria Inn
  • 01 | 2016 Derby The Victoria Inn
  • 01 | 2016 Beeston The Malt Shovel
  • 12 | 2015 Online Live-stream Christmas Show
  • 11 | 2015 Hinckley Karns Bar
  • 11 | 2015 London Proud, Camden
  • 11 | 2015 Wokingham Soulscape
  • 11 | 2015 Derby The Venue
  • 11 | 2015 Sheffield West Street Live
  • 11 | 2015 Derby The Victoria Inn
  • 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 Norwich St Stephens
  • 07 | 2015 Nottingham The Maze
  • 06 | 2015 Derby Furthest From The Sea Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Sheffield The Royal Standard
  • 05 | 2015 London Proud, Camden
  • 05 | 2015 Hinckley Karns Bar
  • 05 | 2015 Norwich Kickstarter Backer Show
  • 05 | 2015 Nottingham Dot To Dot Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Online Kickstarter Live Stream Show
  • 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 Cambridge The Boathouse w/Pete McAllen
  • 11 | 2014 Sheffield The Green Room
  • 11 | 2014 Hinckley Karns Bar

Discography Yakobo

  • 2015 Wander in the Wilderness EP |
  • 2015 Pneuma: Breath Of Life original soundtrack Album |
  • 2012 Glimpses EP |

Media

  • Video Yakobo - Mayflower (Officia...
  • Video Yakobo - Dawn Is Here (Offi...
  • Sound Plans In My Head
  • Sound Water Into Wine
  • Sound Far From Ground

Fan Radar

828 Fans
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3,314 Plays
392 Follower

Origin

  • Derby GB

Founded

  • 2012