Catching up with Jake Isaac ahead of Barn On The Farm

Jake Isaac had a busy summer touring in 2014, including a slot on the coveted Other Stage at Glastonbury. We caught up with Jake ahead of his upcoming appearance at the UK’s Best Independent Festival, Barn on the Farm.

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This will be your second consecutive year at Barn on the Farm. Do you feel you have grown as an artist in this time? 

I’d like to think so! Hopefully my band and I are able to give the crowd an even bigger show, and more of a party.

How would you describe Barn on the Farm to someone who’s never been before? 

The biggest, most intimate singer/songwriter festival in the UK…well, for me it is anyway.

What do you hope fans take away from your live set? Can we expect any surprises?

I’m really looking forward to playing new some new tunes. Surprise wise, I guess they’ll just have to wait and see.

Barn on the Farm has a mighty fine line-up. Are you looking forward to seeing anyone else play whilst you are there?

Definitely. I’m mostly looking forward to watching The Staves, Jack Garrett and my good mate JP Cooper!

When you’re not playing the festival circuit, what do you love most about festivals as a punter?

I love having access to SO much talent all in one place! For me, that’s truly the best thing about festivals.

We love ‘Home’ from latest EP, ‘Where We Belong’. Does this pay homage to the amount of time spent on the road?

Yeah, definitely. I think the song sums up the saying no place like home! I love playing it live.

If you weren’t a musician… What else would you be doing?

I’d probably be playing Basketball. I’d like to say pro, but hey! – I’d settle for semi-pro.

Barn on the Farm is a festival with a reputation for predicting the next big breakthrough artists. What’s next for Jake Isaac following festival season? 

Possibly some international stuff… and I’m real excited to be working on my full length album.

What advice do you have for anyone trying to break the music industry and secure festival slots?

It’s not about what you say, it’s how you say it. Great songs are important, but working on your performance and stage presence is what will help get the message in your songs across.