Band Of The Month October 2015 "The Jacob Long Band"
From a solo acoustic artist to fully fledged band frontman, Townsville singer-songwriter Jacob Long has been confidently carving his name into the local soundscape since 2013.
Drawing inspiration from the styles of Ed Sheeran, Kings of Leon, The Script and The Fray, Jacob's catchy brand of alterna-pop will get under your skin (and stuck in your head).
His 2013 debut single Lost My Phone was a clear introduction to the 24-year old's colourful sound and quirky lyricism. Jacob followed with the release of his self-titled EP in 2014, firmly securing his place as a North Queensland export-quality product (like Innisfail's bananas, only not as yellow).
With experience proving he is anything but green, Jacob has topped local and national indie music charts alike, been heavily involved with local gigs including King Social and Burnda Street Unplugged events, toured with Aussie legends Ian Moss and James Reyne, and taken to the festival stage at Easterfest 2014.
Jacob is tickled pink to be working on his second EP, the lead single of which (Won't Hide It) is available now on iTunes and everywhere. With a kaleidoscope of opportunities opening up, it's blue skies ahead for Jacob Long and his band.
Jacob Long – Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar Matt Chandler – Drums Matt Marano – Bass Joel Stevens – Lead guitar