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August 2013

Work has commenced on Elizabeth Marvelly's 3rd Album which is due out in 2014. Jake has been busy writing songs with the lovely Elizabeth.

 

17th September 2012

Judge Jake is back!  Yesterday in Camden London, Jake and 4 other judges saw over 300 acts in the Open Mic UK auditions for London. Watch this space for the next date in Camden

 

3rd April 2012

This weekend (8th April 2012) Jake will be judging at the Live And Unsigned in Bedford.  To find out more visit the PRESS area.

 

23 Febuary 2012

Jake is confirmed as a judge in the UK's biggest talent competition outside of the XFACTOR.  To find out more about Live & Unsigned check out their website.   

 

8th January 2012

New Release Alert.  On the 28th January Cherry Red / RPM records will be releasing Beryl Marsden's album: Changes.  The album contains 4 productions and co-writes with Jake Hook.  Available from all good online CD retailers.

 

6th January 2012

Jake celebrates the news that the album:  "Message To You" by the Soldiers has gone Gold selling over 100,000 Copies in the UK.  This is Jake's 3rd Gold Award!  "Message To You" was released in October 2011 and contains two tracks arranged, recorded and produced by Jake.  

 

7th October 2011

The Soldier's Best Of, is now available for pre-order download on iTunes.  To pre-order your copy please click here

 

2nd October 2011.

The Best Of The Soldiers will be released on the 17th October 2011 by Warner Music UK.   The album will feature tracks from the first 3 albums:  Coming Home, Love Songs and Letters Home.   To order your copy of Best Of, visit the store area of jakehook.com

 

26 May 2011

 

Today is a day of congratulations,

where officially Jake's productions have sold over 1m copies in the UK alone.  What's even better you can now order most of catalogue on Amazon - at a discount.  

 

9th May 2011

For the first time check out the entire first draft version of The Butterfly Observations on SoundCloud.  Click here to listen.

 

1st May 2011

Another product hits the selves - Check out Jake's production of Lift Me Up featuring Wynne Evans on the Warner's release:  A Royal Tribute.

 

6th February 2011

Welcome to our first posting of 2011, it may look quiet on Jakehook.com but behind closed studio doors work has been continuing on the FourNurses, a project we first mentioned  back in October, we can now announce that their debut album 'Guiding You' will be released on 14th March with a combination of old favourites and soon to be new favourites and with 25p per cd going to Macmillan Cancer Support that's just two great reasons to pre-order your copy from Amazon here.

 

Watch these unsung heroes in action courtesy of Channel 5 here.  To find out more about FourNurses, check out their facebook and website.

 

22nd December 2010

We're proud to announce that both Letters Home (The Soldiers) & Men In Scarlet (The Chelsea Pensioners) have achieved GOLD status in the UK.  With over 140,000 copies sold The Soldier's Letters Home has once again proved to be one of the nation's favourite bands.  

 

16th November 2010

With 3 songs inside the 20 top and a further 5 released this week, Jake's tunes are certainly doing the rounds.   Letters Home which went into the charts fell slightly to number 16 - but The Chelsea Pensioner's album reached number 14.  Letters Home enjoyed an audience of 18.5 million viewers this week as The Soldiers took to the stage for two TV exclusives - Strictly Come Dancing and The Remembrance Service both on BBC.

 

Father Christmas Sings is released this week exclusively with Tescos and it see a festive array of songs written by Jake including:  Radio Christmas, With A Little Help From My Elves, Ho Ho Ho and It's Christmas!

 

It went straight in at number 30 on the Tesco chart — so get buying and spread the Christmas cheer

 

 

30th October 2010

Letters Home is set to reach number 10 in this weeks official album charts.  Tune into Radio 1's sunday evening chart show to find out where the album reaches.

 

25th October 2010

The Soldiers album 'Letters Home' released today with songs written for and production by Jake.  The album is the follow up to double platinum selling album Coming Home. Available from all music outlets and Supermarkets. Get yours today from Amazon, Play.com, HMV & iTunes.

 

 

18th October 2010

Letters Home (the single) by The Soldiers, with music written by Jake is available to download from today, get your copy from iTunes, Amazon or Play.com.

 

See video for Letters Home on Youtube.

 

 

17th October 2010

IMA Productions artist Joanna Marie will be taking part Festive performances around the country with internationally renouned artists Thomas Spencer-Wortley and Classical Brit-Award winning platinum selling Blake. To book tickets, visit her events schedule page here.

 

 

15th October 2010

Finally after keeping Jake busy most of the summer The Soldiers album 'Letters Home' is now available to pre-order from Amazon.  The album released on 25th October consists of 17 tracks and includes the very emotional and beautiful single of the same name released on 18th October.   Pre-order the album Letters Home here.

 

 

8th October 2010

Congratulations to Jake and his latest project to join his production company IMA who have been signed to record label Warner Music/Rhino. FourNurses will release their debut album early next year with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer.  Read their first press article here.

 

 

23rd September 2010

The Soldiers announce their next album "Letters Home" and the single "Letters Home" music written by Jake Hook.  The song was based on a real letter home from a fallen soldier.  

 

 "It's a very humbling thing to be asked to write music to these precious words to loved ones,  I only hope that I've managed to match the music to the sentiment of the letter.  The first time I read them, I actually broke a little and they gave me goosebumps, they are so very powerful."

 

The album will be out mid October.

 

 

3rd August 2010

Cherry Whispers is now available to buy on iTunes worldwide.  Click here to visit the iTunes store.

 

26th July 2010

Jake lends luscious vocals to ‘Cherry Whispers’ a trip poetry track by US Spoken Word artist Janice Kephart.

To hear - Cherry Whispers with backstory

To hear - Cherry Whispers: Track only.

 

23rd July 2010

Currently working with new signing Joanna Marie, the IMA team travel up north to BBC Lancashire where Joanna Marie joins the panel on the Sally Naden show infront of a studio audience.  Singing two tracks live from her debut album The Prayer & You’ll Never Walk Alone her beautiful and effortless vocals wow the panel,  audience and radio listeners.  Hear the show on the bbc iplayer .

 

21st July 2010

Jake’s production company IMA are proud to announce Joanna Marie will appear at Lytham Proms on 21st August 2010 singing a number of popular arias and tracks from her album alongside  Britain's favourite soprano Lesley Garrett CBE. For more information and tickets see the website here.

 

18th July 2010

Rant or Coo – A new blog designed to discuss relevant topics in the news,  take a vote and have your Rant or Coo .  If you have a something you want to rant or coo about let us know email Paula . Click  on the logo above.

 

7th July 2010

Vote on your most annoying Advert!  Fed up of stupid ads on the TV?  Jake has chosen a few of the worst - vote now 

 

28th June 2010

Jake’s cover version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In The Mirror’ is put to video with a collection of Jake’s pictures by a fan to mark the first anniversary of the death of the King of Pop.  If you haven’t heard this it’s a truly stunning version and well worth a listen.  Man in the Miror video.

 

27th June 2010

IMA take it to yet another level with Joanna Marie's first radio interview on BBC London Radio this morning with Jumoke Fashola and Lesley Joseph, hear the full interview here about 2.39mins in.  For all the latest information on Joanna Marie see her Official Website

 

26th June 2010

Jake's management company IMAproductions artist Joanna Marie soared up to 26th most watched video on Youtube today with over 1500 hits with her spectacular version of 'Nessun Dorma'.

 

25th June 2010

IMAproductions are certainly keeping Joanna Marie busy this week.  In her most in-depth interview yet she talks to Nicola Jarvis of Classical Crossover.co.uk.  Read more about Joanna in there Featured Artist article here.

 

25th June 2010

Joanna Marie literally does sing for England in a brand new video of "Nessun Dorma'.

 

24th June 2010

Already in the studio working on Joanna Marie's debut album, Jake has given us a taster track, using official pictures from her very first photoshoot with IMAproductions and uploaded it onto her youtube page.  Hear 'The Prayer' at Joanna Marie Soprano.  If you would like to comment on  the track or anything else about Joanna you can on her official website or facebook.  You can also follow Joanna Marie on Twitter.

 

23rd June 2010

Jake is at the ITV studio today to see Essex beauty Joanna give her first TV interview on the very popular London Tonight programme.  Joanna comes across, confident, bubbly and proves she's not just a pretty face, wowing presenters and viewers alike with her impromtu rendition of 'Oi Mio Babbino Caro'. See her TV debut here.

 

23rd June 2010

Soprano who popped in to music school to wish friends luck... walks out with £1million recording deal, the headline of the Daily Mail article with Joanna Marie that features today. See more photos and  the full interview here.

 

22nd June 2010

Today Jake could be seen in sunny Regent's Park at a photoshoot with new signing Joanna Marie.  Pictures from the shoot and an interview with Joanna will appear tonight in the London Evening Standard.  See the full article here .

 

22nd June 2010

News from Jake has been quiet recently but behind the scenes he's been extremely busy and now we're able to tell you all about his latest project. Blonde, blue eyed beauty Joanna Marie Skillet, recently signed to Jake’s very own music management company IMAproductions.  Joanna is the newest classical crossover singer and already hailed as the next Katherine Jenkins.  Find out more on her official website. Joanna Marie Official.

 

8th  June 2010

Julie Atherton's album: No Space For Air is released in the UK.  Order your copy from Amazon or Dress Circle.  The album contains Jake's song: Silent Whispers. For more details visit:  www.nospaceforair.com

 

26th May 2010

Jake's song "Silent Whispers" will be featured on Julie Atherton's album: No Space For Air.  Julie is a multi talented star, who's credits include the hit Broadway and West End Smash - Aveune Q.  You can order the album from Amazon and Dress Circle.

 

 

25th March 2010

Check out Jake's latest campaign!  BE VEGGIE FOR A DAY.  Did you know Jake has been a veggie for many years - and now he wants you to try it - even if it is only for a day!  Check out the microsite for details.

 

24th March 2010

Check out the latest Soldier's dates with TicketMaster.  Tickets still available for the London date at The Royal Albert Hall.  

 

23rd March 2010

Check out Jake's very own Wikipedia page.  Also if you're not yet following Jake on TWITTER make sure you signup to be in with the chance of winning lots of signed goodies... Last month's winner Wayne received his this morning!

 

25th Febuary 2010

Join Jake's twitter before the end of Febuary and you could be in with a chance of winning a treasure trove of goodies from us here at jakehook.com.  Simply click follow - even if you are already a follower you will be entered in the competition to win.

http://www.twitter.com/jakehook.

 

23rd Febuary 2010

Blake up for a Classical Brit?  Check out and vote for Blake in the classical Brits 2010.  For the latest on Blake visit the Jake Hook microsite.

 

18th January 2010

Jake named as one of the publishing industry's top "Movers, shakers and dead certs"  In an article posted in the industry magazine, MusicWeek.  Jake was named amongst the likes of other EMI writers such as: JLS, Nadine Coyle, Guy Chambers as the signings of note 2009.

 

20th December 2009

As a Christmas present to everyone, Jake is giving away not just  mp3 single of his festive tune: Hey Santa!  but also the official music video.  Click here to download for FREE   - enjoy! Jakexx

 

12th December 2009

Check out the brand new video for A Soldier's Christmas Letter, by the Soldiers.  This track was co-written, arranged and recorded by Jake Hook.   The single was released on the 7th December.  You can buy it now from all HMV stores and HMVonline as well as all online digital retailers.

 

5th December 2009

Check out Jake's latest musical offering in the form of The Soldier's Christmas single:  A Soldier's Christmas Letter, out on Rhino / Warners on the 7th December.  Proceeds from the single go to the Army  Benevolent Fund.  

 

21st November 2009

Proud to announce that The Soldier's album "Coming Home" has been certified Platinum by the BPI.

 

8th November 2009

The Soldiers album: Coming Home - as stayed in the top 10 this week, despite huge competition from Bon Jovi and The Foo Fighters.  Coming Home shifted a massive amount - receiving GOLD CERTIFICATION in sales.

 

1st November 2009

The Soldier's make it all the way to #4 in the UK official album chart, beating off stiff competition from Alexandra Burke and Whitney Houston.  

 

26th OCTOBER 2009

The Soldiers - Debut Album COMING HOME is released.  Available in all great record shops, supermarkets and online.

 

8th OCTOBER 2009

Updates to JAKEHOOK.com.  You might be noticing a few changes on JAKEHOOK.com as we update the look and feel, introducing a range of great new widgets, videos and extras.   We'll let you know when we're done!  Until then - please buy your copy of 'The Soldiers' debut single: "Coming Home" on itunes

 

6th OCTOBER 2009

It's arrived!  The Brand new single for The Soldiers is available to download from all major digital download sites, including, iTunes, Amazon and Play.  Please buy your copy today and help the lads get to #1

 

29th SEPTEMBER 2009

Brand new blog for you to read, visit my official blog http://tobejake.blogspot.com/  to find out what I've been up to recently.

 

26th SEPTEMBER 2009

Amazon's price for The Soldier's debut album: "Coming Home" has come down, you can now pre-order your copy for just £8.98 - brilliant value for a 15 track album - which includes two of Jake's songs: Coming Home and Christmas Letter Home.  

 

25th SEPTEMBER 2009

SPONSORED SONG CAMPAIGN FINISHES

The Microsoft Windows campaign supporting free downloads on Reverbnation has come to an end. Reform was downloaded in it's thousands, and gave Jake an awesome ranking of 65/1001.

 

22nd SEPTEMBER 2009

The Soldier's debut album has risen over 11000  places on the Amazon chart since last week.  The album is currently at #62 in the Easy Listening Chart.  To order your copy click the link to the right.

 

13th SEPTEMBER 2009

You can now order your copy of COMING HOME from amazon via JAKEHOOK.com, simply click on the banner to the right.  Amazon are currently taking pre-orders for £11.69 - however if the price lowers before the actual release you will be refunded.    While you're here, why not check out Jake's official SOLDIERS micro site, updating you on the latest from the lads.

 

11th SEPTEMBER 2009

COMING HOME GETS DEBUT RADIO PLAY

The debut single 'Coming Home' written for The Soldiers by Jake will get it's first airing on BBC 5 Live today on Drive 4pm-7pm.

 

9th SEPTEMBER 2009

YOUR SEX IS ON ... FIRE

Full 2 page article on 'The Soldiers' in today's 'Sun' newspaper.  This is the new group Jake has written the debut single 'Coming Home' for, you can hear the single and read the article HERE.

 

30th AUGUST 2009

LATEST PROJECTS FINALLY UNVEILED

Jake has been hard at work behind the scenes lately, finally we can let you in on what he has been up to.

 

BLAKE - Singing backing vocals on the third album by this UK group.  Released on 21st September the album 'Together' will feature Jake on two of the tracks 'She' & 'Unsung Hero'.

 

ELIZABETH MARVELLY - New Zealand's answer to Hayley Westerna, will release her album soon although the date has yet to be confirmed.  Elizabeth has already supported our Britains Got Talent winner Paul Potts amongst others.  Jake has programmed a number of tracks on her album, giving yet another string to his bow, showing another of his many talents.

 

16th AUGUST 2009

DUETS ADDED TO MYSPACE PLAYER

Three new duets added to Jake's myspace player.

 

Everything You Need - with Beryl Marsden

If You Can - with Sarah McLellan

Only One Person - with Julie Atherton.

You can hear them HERE.

 

15th AUGUST 2009

CONGRATULATIONS DOLLY

The winner of Jake's Drawers competition was one of four who correctly guessed that there were no items of clothing in Jake's top drawer and was selected at random to win a number of items from that drawer.  

 

4th AUGUST 2009

VIDEO ANNOUNCES WINNER

The winner of Jake's Drawers competition  was announced today in a youtube video by Jake himself, he also rummaged through that very drawer to select the winning item(s).

 

31st JULY 2009

JAKE'S DRAWERS CLOSED

Winner will be notifed and announced soon. Thanks to everyone who entered, the response was amazing.

 

30th JULY 2009

THE SOLDIERS SIGN

The Soldiers finally sign record label. The debut single 'Coming Home" written by our very own Jake will be just one of the tracks on the debut album of the same name.  For the full article in 'The Sun' see NEWS ARCHIVE.

 

28th JULY 2009

JAKE TRACK ADDED TO UNSIGNED ARTISTS COMPILATION

The very beautiful song 'Silent Whispers' (track 2 on the player) is one of fifteen tracks to be selected for this cd.  You can read more about this on the facebook group INSPIRED ARTISTS COMPILATION 2009

 

19th JULY 2009

MYSPACE PLAYER SHAKE UP

Four different tracks were added to Jake's player, one from a different cd release, you can here these tracks here.

 

13th JULY 2009

JAKE'S DRAWERS

Here at Jakehook.com we are launching a competition  for you to win the chance to win an item from Jake's Drawers, all you have to do is answer a question, click  COMPETITION  for further details and submit your entry.

 

12th JULY 2009

ARMS OF LOVE REMIX

Added to Jake's myspace player this great dance track is far from the usual style we associate with Jake, again showing us he is not afraid to try new and different music.  To hear this track click here.

 

28th JUNE 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE

Following the sudden death of Michael Jackson on 25th June and realising the amount of influence that he had on his earlier music Jake recorded a tribute.  

 

Claiming on his facebook page that he will never be as good as - ever, but he loved the song Jake recorded the King of Pop's Man in the Mirror. The response through plays, comment & messages has been remarkable.  You can hear the tribute here.

 

 

24th JUNE 2009

FREE EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD

A free exclusive Jake track was made possible by Microsoft Windows Sponsored Songs, hitting his target amount in three days was a huge achievement and a fantastic response.   Download is still available from Reverbnation.

 

 

23rd JUNE 2009

JAKE WRITES DEBUT SINGLE FOR NEW GROUP

Announced today, Jake has written debut single for new group The Soldiers, the track 'Coming Home' can be heard on their facebook page here.

 

5th JUNE 2009

CO-WRITE ‘IF YOU CAN’

Listen to this song I co-wrote on the web player above, sung by UK vocalist Sarah McLellan.

 

 

4th JUNE 2009

GIG @ SOURCE BELOW 08.06.09

Catch Jake’s latest gig at the intimate cosy Soho venue, details can be found in Gigs & Live.

 

 

28th MAY 2009

ITUNES RELEASE

Ok it’s official, Record on the Blag and Smooth the single are now available digitally, get your copy HERE.

 

 

18th MAY 2009

SMOOTH VIDEO ‘FREE’ DOWNLOAD

To celebrate the release of Record on the Blag & Smooth, Jake is giving you the chance to download the official music video for the lead single.  Download your free video HERE.

 

 

17th MAY 2009

DOWNLOAD RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED

For the first time on download Record on the Blag and Smooth the single will be available from iTunes from Monday 25.05.09.

 

 

8th MAY 2009

THE LOST ALBUM

Jake's first ever album 'Record on the Blag' - will be available for download very soon!   It was originally recorded in 2002/2003 intended for release in Belgium, Italy, Spain and the UK!  For the first time ever it'll be downloadable from iTunes.  Release date announced soon.

 

 

8th APRIL 2009

JAKE JOINS TWITTER

Be the first to get up to date news from Jake, follow him on Twitter - Here

 

 

7th APRIL 2009

NEW GIGS CONFIRMED

Jake will be performing in two brand new venues to him on April 28th and May 26th.  For all the details check out Gigs & Live

 

26th MARCH 2009

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - HUNK DU JOUR

Jake talks about his music, his past and what the future holds for him in this exclusive interview with highly popular website Hunk du Jour - interview here

 

17th MARCH 2009

NEW GIG CONFIRMED

Jake will return to Ginglik on Wednesday 15th April,

For more info see GiGS & LIVE

 

1st MARCH 2009

MOVIE CLUB - NEW MOVIE

Brand new Movie!!! Visit the community area to find out this month's film selection!  Hope you enjoy...

 

12th FEBRUARY 2009

MOVIE CLUB - NEW MOVIE

A Brand New movie for this month's Movie Club!  If you haven't yet joined the movie club (it is FREE) then please click here.  This month's selection is:  Slumdog Millionaire - have you seen it yet? What did you think?

 

11th FEBRUARY 2009

ANOTHER GIG ANNOUNCED

Jake will be performing at 4stickslive at the Cobden Club on Tues 10th March - for more details Gigs & Live

 

5th FEBRUARY 2009

NEW LONDON GIG ANNOUNCED

Jake will return to the very popular Regal Rooms in Hammersmith, for more details Gigs & Live

 

 

18th JANUARY 2009

Jake joins the popular website:  iLike.com to find out more visit www.ilke.com

 

 

16th JANUARY 2009

A Brand New movie for this month's Movie Club!  If you haven't yet joined the movie club (it is FREE) then please click here.  This month's selection is:  Labyrinth.  Buckle yourself in and prepare yourself for a trip back to the mid 80s!

 

 

13th JANUARY 2009

New blog written by the man himself.  Check what Jake has to say about 2009!  Click here to go there.

 

 

8th JANUARY 2008

BRAND NEW WEBSITE FOR JAKEHOOK.COM

Welcome to the brand new website for Jake!  Please take your time to look around and please be sure to join our community page - for the movie club, listener's club and the forum!  We are updating - but we expect everything to be working by the end of mid January.  Don't forget to invite your friends to come and see the brand new JAKEHOOK.COM

 

 

7th JANUARY 2008

NEW SHOW DATE ADDED FOR LONDON

To set us up for the new year, Jake is performing at one of London's most exciting singer-songwriter showcase venues - Ginglik.  Tickets are only £5.00.  We suggest you book now, before they all go!  Jake will be singing a few of your favourites from THE BUTTERFLY OBSERVATIONS and perhaps even some new songs!  

 

 

23rd DECEMBER 2007

BRAND NEW VIDEO UPLOADED FOR J FACTOR

This is last one before Christmas guys and gals.  Jake sings this beautiful version of the holiday classic: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS - make sure you check it out now!

 

17th DECEMBER 2007

Jake's Christmas Tips have been unleashed to the world!  Go check out Jake's YouTube page for his top tips on how to have a wonderful holiday!

 

 

 

HEADLINES...

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JAKEHOOK.com is the home to UK songwriter, producer and singer Jake Hook.  Since 2009 Jake Hook has gone on to sell over 3.4million in the UK and over 2.5million songs.

 

Production, Songwriting and or Singing featured on:

18 Top 45 Albums / Singles

1 Top 10 DVD

1x Double Platinum Award   (Coming Home)

1x Platinum                           (Letters Home)

2x Gold Award                      (Men In Scarlet, Message To You)

 

 

Working closely with the UK's major labels Jake owns several production and management companies which sign acts with huge potential.  Hook signed a deal with EMI Publishing UK the world's largest music publisher in 2009.

OUTNOW...

60s icon Beryl Marden teams with Cherry Red / RPM to release a massive complilation of all her released material to date plus 5 brand new co-writes.  Shakin, Changes, Too Late and Everything I Need were co-written and produced by Jake Hook.   Out now and available from all good online music services including:  HMVonline, Amazon and Play.com