On flies on Jake Bugg

music March 08, 2018 12:40

By The Nation

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English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg will make his Thailand debut on May 1 with one exclusive concert at Scala, Siam Square.

The chart-topping Bugg burst onto the music scene as a 17-year-old prodigy in 2011 when he was selected to perform at the Glastonbury Festival.

Now 23 years of age, Bugg has released four highly acclaimed albums which have all made the Top 10 in the UK. For his latest, “Hearts That Strain”, Bugg flew to Nashville to record with some of the best players in popular music.

Members of American Sound Studio’s house band The Memphis Boys, Gene Chrisman and Bobby Woods provided the chops on such iconic records as Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty In Memphis”, as well as Elvis Presley’s “In The Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds”, cutting their teeth in sessions with legends like Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick. 

“It was a mad vibe being from England and meeting these absolute legends and then recording with them,” Bugg says.

A chance encounter back in the studio in UK provided another surprise collaboration when country-rock superstar Billy Ray Cyrus stopped by and was so taken with the rough version of Bugg’s song “Waiting” that he suggested his daughter - younger sister of Miley - Noah Cyrus should sing it.

Tickets are priced at Bt2,600 and are available for pre-sale to My Live Nation members March 15-16. Official public sales start on March 17 at www.thaiticketmajor.com.