Following his international success and his sold-out performances, Wolfe Jackson has set the bar high for the rest of the Rock’N’Soul scene. Hailing from UK, now living in New York, Wolfe Jackson creates classic romantic ballads, infused with rock and roll, captivating the attention of many with his rich vocals with warm tones and deep grooves. With his popular tracks “Photographs”, “Comfort Love”, and “Nobody Knows Me” EP his reputation is soaring within the music industry. Wolfe Jackson is the next best thing and the Artist to Watch for in 2018, bringing unique, fresh and soulful sound.
Dubbed the “UK’s hottest new export” by What’s Trending, singer-songwriter Wolfe Jackson moved to America in 2014, in three years the Americana/Soul artist sold-out multiple shows at New York City’s most prestigious venues. After embarking on a crowd- funded U.S. Tour last summer and relocating to Los Angeles, Jackson released singles “Photographs” & “Comfort Love” earlier this year. The singer’s highly anticipated debut EP “Nobody Knows Me (Better Than You)” was released May 2018, celebrated with a sold-out release show at Hollywood’s Hotel Café.
Hollywood Insider Interview with Musician Wolfe Jackson
Hollywood World: Tell us about your career as a musician. How did your career unfold to where you are today?
I’ve been singing and writing music since I was a little boy back home in the UK and played everywhere from church choirs and jazz clubs to music venues and tiny pubs across the country. I then moved to New York City about 4 years ago and started making music with GRAMMY & Academy Award-winning producers and selling out venues like Rockwood Music Hall, NYC and Hotel Café here in LA. It’s been a whirlwind adventure so far.
Hollywood World: How would you describe your current sound and music?
I’d describe it as nostalgic, raw and honest Americana/Singer-Songwriter music with a really deep thread of blues and soul running throughout.
Hollywood World: What inspires your music? Do you write your own lyrics?
Anything that moves me enough to want to pick up a pen. I think often it’s conversations I find hard to have in real life or things that words could never really say. I write all my own material based on my journey, my experiences and my perspective.
Hollywood World: What instruments do you play?
I sing, play guitar, piano, a little bass, a little drums – enough to record and produce stuff anyway.
Hollywood World: What are you currently working on?
I’m working on a new single right now called “Six Strings” that’s a real nostalgic, western influenced track about my relationship with love and music and we’re actually doing an EDM version of it too. I’m also about to release a new full band version of my single “Photographs” this summer.
Hollywood World: What has been a career highlight so far?
Selling out a Hotel Café in Hollywood for my EP launch show is definitely up there.
Hollywood World: What’s your favorite piece of music and why?
I think I’d have to say Jeff Buckley’s version of “Lilac Wine.” It’s just haunting and holds you suspended in this different wold for a moment. There’s just so much beauty and mystery in music and that’s what I hope to create.
Hollywood World: What are your main inspirations and greatest influences?
I’d say blues and folk artists have always inspired my writing. I love hearing stories and feeling the heartache and hardships in music. I love to be as honest and real in every song I write. I draw a lot of influence from classic songwriters like Lennon & McCartney, Simon & Garfunkel along with blues legends like John Lee Hooker and B.B. King.
Hollywood World: What cities, stages, concerts have you performed at?
I’ve performed in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds in the UK and in New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Vegas and Los Angeles. Some of my favorite venues have been The Truobador in London, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC and Hotel Café in LA.
Hollywood World: What charities or artistic organizations are you a part of? What are the benefits?
I feel very strongly about mental health awareness and opening up the conversation and raising awareness of the seriousness of issues like depression, anxiety and addiction. I’m actually working with Marvin Jarrett of UROK to plan a musical project or event that will support their charity and bring more attention to these issues.
Hollywood World: Are there any artists you would like to work with? Do you have any favorites?
I love “The New Respects,” a band I played with out in Nashville and KALEO another group based out here. As far as touring and playing shows goes I’d love to get on the road with them. As far as writing and recording goes I’d love to create something with artists like Maty Noyes and one day Kendrick Lamar.
Hollywood World: What are you currently working on?
I’m working on a new single right now called “Six Strings” that’s a real nostalgic, western influenced track about my relationship with love and music which we’re actually doing an EDM version of. I’m also about to release a new version of my single “Photographs” this summer.
Hollywood World: How many albums/songs have you releases so far?
I’ve released 3 singles and my debut EP in May. So, so far around 8-9 tracks.
Hollywood World: Tell us about your music education.
I’m actually totally self-taught. I’ve had a few pointers and tips from some great mentors and players over the years but no education at all.
Hollywood World: What is your next goal as a musician?
I’m returning to New York in September and planning some sell-out shows there. I want to release a couple of singles before the fall and start planning an EP and US tour for 2019.
Hollywood World: What other hobbies do you have?
I recently really got into running and try and hit 1-2 10k runs a week. I also love hiking and spending time with my pup Bella who’s my best friend in the world. I’m also a huge movie/TV fan so you can find me on the sofa most nights!
Hollywood World: What makes you feel like a star?
I think when people get the message and understand the depth behind my music that’s what really makes me feel valued and appreciated.
Hollywood World: Is there anything else you can tell us about yourself, your career, or your music profession. Any memorable moments?
I drove across the U.S as part of my tour last summer with my best friend and my pup and played all over the country. There were some pretty memorable moments in there. From the big cities to the Grand Canyon memories to last a lifetime!
Hollywood World: What’s next?
It’s time to start pursuing some bigger venues in LA & New York and start chasing some chart positions!
*Cover Credit Photo: Photography by Meg Remien