Instruments: Guitar, Vocals
Hometown: Hoquiam, WA
Random Fact: Jake was a Jazz band geek! Playing the trumpet, bass guitar, bassoon, and euphonium.
"I found myself at an Angels & Airwaves concert and was in awe of the amount of energy both within the crowd and exuding off of the band on thestage. Looking around and seeing how personal the crowd was taking the music made me realize that I needed to get on the stage! Music has always been my greatest passion and I want to not only spread that passion with the world but reach people in the same way I felt inspired that night.
I started playing guitar when I was around 12 years old. One of my friends in middle school had a guitar and was showing me how to play some Nirvana riffs. We went to the Experience Music Project in Seattle, which is now called the Museum of Pop Culture. This really shaped my love for the artwork behind how guitars can look and sound. That same day I heard "Holy Wars: The Punishment Due" by Megadeth and I was floored at how fast they could play and still sound so melodic. I was hooked. I met another friend who was also in to Megadeth and we started learning songs together and writing music of our own. I've been playing ever since."
Guitars: Schecter C-1 Platinum; Transparent Midnight Blue, Schecter Reaper-6 ; Satin Sky Burst, EVH Wolfgang Standard; Matte Black, Agile Legacy Plus 7-string; Satin Blue Burst
Amplifier and Cabinet: EVH 5150 Iconic 80w Head, Marshall 2x12
Pedals: Headrush Pedalboard
Microphone: Shure SM48
Accessories: Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings, Dunlop Tortex Flow picks
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10 Albums That Changed Jake's Life:
- Megadeth - Rust in Peace
- Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
- Tech N9ne - Everready
- As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
- All That Remains - The Fall of Ideals
- Protest the Hero - Scurrilous
- Fair To Midland - Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
- Twelve Foot Ninja - Silent Machine
- Rob Zombie - Sinister Urge, Educated Horses
- Marilyn Mason - Lest We Forget; The Best Of