From biker bars to nursing homes, street busking to national television, Jake'O has paved his way through diverse music terrain. He captivates all age groups with his electric stage presence, timeless appearance, and Nuvo-Retro sound. The 28-year-old represented the state of Wisconsin on NBC’s American Song Contest, where he performed his original song “Feel Your Love” in front of millions of viewers for the show’s debut episode.
Jake’O has performed at Summerfest –The World’s Largest Music Festival– in 2018 with artists such as The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Buddy Guy, Shawn Mendes, and Marshmello. He has opened for American Authors, Robert Randolph, and Marcus King. Jake'O has written songs for pAt mAcdonald at the Holiday Music Motel where songwriter Jackson Browne often frequents. He’s also been nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry award in 2020 and 2021 for Blues Artist of the Year.
The Irish-Filipino American singer, songwriter, guitarist, performer, and producer exudes the “It Factor” aura. When people attend his shows they shockingly refer to him as a modern day Elvis, with musical bloodlines running from Prince to Bruno Mars. His music has a simple-complexity which he believes can “teleport listeners to reside in the past, present, and future within one song”. His debut album, JAKE’O, effortlessly pulls elements from Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues, EDM, and Lo-Fi.
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