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Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Jack and I’m from Newton Aycliffe in Co. Durham.

What is it you do?
I like to write and sing songs on my acoustic guitar basically; I tend to write from personal experiences.

How long have you been doing it?
I’ve been doing music for only a few years now. I used to be in a band called VELVET but we split in early 2020. I was still eager to write and release music so I decided to go solo, not really something I saw myself doing but here we are, I guess.

What inspires you?
 I’m definitely inspired by other musicians for sure, I’ve always listened to a wide range of music. I grew up surrounded by a lot of acoustic stuff such as the likes of James Morrison & Paolo Nutini and then in my early teens I started getting into the whole 90’s brit-pop scene. But I think I’ve probably taken the most inspiration from just people I’ve met over the years whether that’s been from people I know or who I’ve met whilst travelling, people with drive and dedication.

Tell us about your work/music.
 Broken Youth was the first song I wrote for this solo-project. In summary it’s about both the ecstasy and agony of growing up and expressing the change in this modern world with the huge effect social media has had on us as people.

What have you got coming up in the future?
 Depending if Boris allows it, hopefully some gigs. It’s been far too long! But definitely loads more music too. I’ve been recording an EP so there will definitely be more releases this year. I’m really excited to release more tunes.

Where can people find out more about you?
You can find me on either Facebook or Instagram.

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