Jake Tavill

Sounds likeAlabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Bill Withers
LocationNew York

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If the soulful, empathetic lyrics and melodies of Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Bill Withers had an illegitimate child with the complex, moving instrumentation of Parliament Funkadelic, it would result in the music of Jake Tavill. He voices his messages through honest, introspective lyrics working in tandem with an accompaniment that illustrates the deep emotions of the stories he tells.

At 20, he has studied music at Berklee College of Music, the Village East Conservatory, and is currently studying at NYU Tisch’s Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music. Jake plays frequently with his backing band, The Indigo Child Blues Band, in NYC and NJ, along with popular and classic venues all across the U.S. Jake loves writing and performing his music, but nothing makes him happier than having a personal connection with his audience.

Press Clippings:

“In A Word: Magnetizing”
- Jenna Romaine, The Aquarian (Nov 26, 2014)

“KEEP your EARS on Jake – he’s gonna’ rise to the top quickly”
- Rotcod Zzaj/Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews (Jun 14, 2017)

“A young bushy-haired singer with a sweet soulful voice that lies somewhere between the legendary Bill Withers and British singer/songwriter Passenger.”
- Rob Dye, American Songwriter (Jan 20, 2015)

“A fascinating blend of old and new with deeply contemplative lyrics”
- Rhetta, Making A Scene (Jul 31, 2017)

“Elements from jazz, blues, pop, and rock blend with soulful vocals and emotion-filled lyrics to create organic music that audiences cannot resist.”
- Sharan Paul, Mind Equals Blown (Jan 09, 2015)

“Tavill is an exciting talent who should continue to enthrall listeners for years to come.”
- Rhetta, Making A Scene (Jul 31, 2017)

“Introspective lyrics with slick old-school R&B riffs and driving piano rhythms.”
- Rob Dye, American Songwriter (Jan 20, 2015)

“Tavill has a fresh sound, yet a vintage sound and is absolutely onto something.”
- Dean Cramer, Kings of A&R (Dec 03, 2015)

“More than capable of persuading you that singing along with the chorus is nothing less than inevitable.”
- BluesBunny, BluesBunny (Jun 18, 2017)

“an engagingly audacious, tremendous young talent who’s just exploding off the start line”
- Red Bank Green (Oct 18, 2014)

“Like you would expect from a seasoned artist, Tavill easily gels the lyrics with the sound, producing an emotional whirlwind.”
- Jenna Romaine, The Aquarian (Nov 26, 2014)

“Jake is a major asset to the future of blues-rock music, and he belongs onstage sharing his artistic talents with the world.”
- Shaine Freeman, I Am Entertainment Magazine (Oct 09, 2014)

“Slick waves that unwind the listener for a tremendously smooth leeway that sways the senses.”
- Jimmy Sears, KSU OWL Radio Reviews (Oct 07, 2014)

“Talent! This is the only way to describe Jake Tavill.”

“In A Word: Magnetizing”
- Shaine Freeman, I Am Entertainment Magazine (Oct 09, 2014)

Notable Venues Performed At:

*The Winter NAMM Show

*Redbank Riverfest Main Stage

*RedGorilla Fest during SXSW

*Musikfest (PA)

*CMJ Music Marathon

*The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF)


*Launch Music Conference + Festival

*Little Red Lighthouse Festival

*Soulsational Music Festival

*Millennium Music Conference

*Singer Songwriter Cape May

*Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Fest

*Webster Hall

*The Stone Pony

*And Many Many More (Listen On Shows Section of www.jaketavill.com)


*Top Emerging Artist @ The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) 2017

*Winner of the 2015 Riverfest Musicians On A Mission Battle of The Bands

*Semi-Finalist in The 2014 International Songwriting Competition

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Jake Tavill's Next Gig

Date Saturday 17 February 2018 at 19:00
Address Lanes At Sea Girt, New Jersey 35, Sea Girt, NJ, United States, 08750
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