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Known for her eclectic mix of musical genres, “Jake-ified” covers and powerful originals, this soulful singer-songwriter’s voice will sweet talk your soul one moment and sweep you into a celebration the next.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 008: Girl Named Jake
10:32 $3.29
2. You're the Voice
4:13 $1.29
3. Bound to You
4:01 $1.29
4. Back2black
4:05 $1.29
5. Dela (Wolf Howls at the Moon)
4:23 $1.29
6. Thrill Is Gone...sunshine
4:46 $1.99
7. Stars
5:34 $0.99
8. Winds of Heaven
5:02 $0.99
9. Slowneasy
4:32 $1.29
10. No Easy Way Out
4:10 $1.29
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Album Notes
“Jake’s rich vocals, storytelling, passion and personal journey have captivated and inspired audiences around the world.”

As a Canadian troubadour and piano vocalist, I’ve been told I possess a unique, soulful voice and untamable spirit that captures audiences by the heart. To say I have an enthusiastic personality is well, a gross understatement. I’ve been passionate since childhood, singing pretty much since birth and creating music and stories for over three decades with exuberance.

As a guest entertainer on cruise ships throughout 2015, I heard from hundreds of people that I needed to record an album. As it turns out, two of those people are the world-class producers (worked with Bon Jovi and Chicago) behind my 2016 debut album, “IGNITION”. Here’s what a few of my cruisers had to say about watching me perform live:

Jake, you have an extraordinary talent! I loved your show. Best of Luck! You are soooooo good! I could listen to you forever. Thank you! ~ John R

Jake is a fabulous entertainer. Her voice and piano skills kept us coming back night after night, but the most impressive attribute about Jake is her sincerity. After watching her for a couple of minutes you can see that she truly cares for everyone around her. She creates an aura of love and happiness that comes from her heart. ~Dianne & Glen D

Amazing singer, very interactive, always friendly and incredibly entertaining. Amazing variety and ability of songs. Wonderful personality and person. ~ David L

What an amazing performance every night. She sang for long hours and wow’d the audience with her voice and entertaining personality. My nights wouldn’t have been as pleasant without her. She needs a bigger lounge! ~Rajdeep S

Perhaps the best single act we’ve seen on Princess. What a range of voice!! What talent! What a gift! And so down to earth with fans. Makes us feel welcome. A star is born. Jake should be a main line singer. She is so well liked by her audience as well as the crew. She has made us so happy every day, as we have enjoyed her every night. ~ Antone & Petite

Jake has been a sheer inspiration to listen to on this cruise. Her talent and endurance for her evening performances in the Crooners Lounge show her versatility and artistry as a musician which is rarely seen. Princess should be thankful for her presence. She has through her performance and story, inspired me to rekindle my own music passion. ~Takumi M

This is a voice of very rare quality and seen and heard only rarely. She will make her mark in the world of music and touch many hearts with her beautiful voice. Easily one of the finest performers I’ve ever seen – a star and a Headliner. ~ Joan B

Loved her singing! Great singer. Great piano player. Most importantly a great person. She loves what she does and makes us feel it. ~Constance P

Touched my heart! Not a mechanically proficient performer alone, but has a gift of reaching a person’s heart and soul with her music choices and personal character, without even trying. ~David William C

Wonderful personality! Jake is great at what she does. She makes everyone feel wonderful. I looked forward to each evening because of her. Princess is very fortunate to have her. ~ Mara C

A TROUBADOUR TALE: Journey of Jake
The one constant throughout my life is my passionate love for music, and using it as a way to really help and connect with myself and other people. While chasing Medicine 20 years ago, I took a brief ‘sabbatical’ to perform in a professional musical theater production for myself. People began telling me then that I was a born entertainer. It took a wild and often uncomfortable journey to return me to my original Rock Star dream!

Throughout my Biochemistry degree, and then my Masters, my interest in music never waned. Composition was my escape from the academic pressures, constant hospitalizations and repressed personal traumas which began surfacing. Outwardly I may have appeared successful, nearly invincible even, but inside I felt completely confused, empty and lost. I was so afraid of being a failure and a disappointment, I wrestled for months with the decision to relinquish my scholarship and let go of Doctors Without Borders as my future.

In the aftermath, public relations, tourism, singing in rock bands and other random jobs kept me busy. Rather than face my escalating depression, I opted to hide it behind failing health issues and spent the majority of the next four years in hospitals. I lost my creative spirit, my music, potential, my job, my home … myself. Eventually I broke and wandered homeless on the streets of Edmonton, wearing my ragged identity stitched together out of blame, failure, anger, shame and victimization. The story brightens up again I promise!

I was rescued by Hope Mission, a women’s shelter, and given time to heal. I asked for help, sought treatment, worked hard on my emotional recovery and became accountable for my life once again. On the old piano there I found my music and learned it moved both myself, and many of the other shattered women living with me. My new purpose was born in the moment: What if I could help inspire and heal people more profoundly than medicine could ever have offered, simply by being myself and using my natural gifts?

Venturing from the shelter in 2002, I began searching for a new path. I taught in Asia, drove monster buses on a glacier, chauffeured, ‘edu-tained in palaeontology, managed security and environmentally consulted in the oilfields, to name a few. Each adventure built confidence, experience and momentum, generating the courage I eventually needed to give myself permission to become a professional entertainer. A serious ATV crash in 2009 re-ignited the embers sparked at Hope Mission. I promised myself in that moment, my musical childhood dreams would become priority once I fully recovered my voice.

Shortly after my depression, I finished a song I began writing as a teenager inspired by my brother titled, “Stand in the Sun” which expresses my belief that we each possess the power to encourage everyone to step out of their shadows and into the light, especially ourselves. To be able to stand openly in the sun as we are, without needing to hide or change for anyone. It’s available for listening and purchase off my website.

The release of “IGNITION” this December is one of my greatest childhood dreams come true. Thank you to all my Kickstarter Pledgers who helped bring it to fruition and to all my friends and fans. I love you!

I plan to Educate, Entertain & Inspire for the rest of my life.



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