As you enter the dark venue that is Oxford Street's 100 Club, it is immediately obvious that the crowd are an eclectic group. The grup vary from generation to generation but needless to say the energy issn’t lacking. The room is bursting with excitement from fans that seemed to have followed the young Jake Bugg for a long time, anticipating his performance in this iconic venue.
Cheering as the diminutive star Jake makes his way onto the red stage, the crowd welcome him with open arms. Not stopping to chat, Bugg creates a sound which could be considered as a mixture of Johnny Cash, Don Mclean and Jamie T, with his own modern, unique twist. The intimate setting really helping engage with him and his classic sound, the audience holding on to every word he sings.
The 18 year old singer songwriter performed many soon-to-be-classics from his catalogue of deep south folk infused tracks, including the brilliant 'Lightening Bolt' and 'Trouble Town'. Although fairly short in duration, Bugg's fantastic collection of songs, including set closer 'Saffron', delve deep and explore his life, which really secured the attention of the audience throughout the set.
Relatively new to the scene, Bugg's set is short (something of a relief in a venue not exactly set up for the high temperatures outside). Incredibly humble and almost unaware of how talented he really is, Bugg creates an unpretentious and friendly atmosphere as well as sitting on a huge talent; a fresh change from the music scene today.