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Jake Rodrigues : Lucky Spoon Self Released 22 July 2022
The one man band ‘Bert’ played by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins is a lovable rogue. After entertaining the crowd he invites us to jump into his picture which transforms into a magical world full of excitement and vivid colour. Another rogue and an actual one man band is Jake Rodrigues & like Bert he’s inviting you to jump into an exciting & colourful other world. The musical world that is ‘Lucky Spoon’.
Once inside the Lucky Spoon we soon find Jake is finally freed from the instruments strapped to his limbs & is itching to take you on a magical journey of sound and song. In this album songs of love & mirth rub shoulders with epic ballads. Banjos, trumpets, ukuleles & accordions fuse styles ranging from classic Beach Boy Barbershop to nostalgic Americana, from Pink Floyd to Nick Drake to the Beatles. Like the bells on his feet, honking car horn & buskers harmonica Jake sings & plays it all with originality, heart & a smile for the crowd.
Here is a quick reference to some of the treats in store on Lucky Spoon.
Mr Blue Sky meets Chumbawumba’s I Get Down & Up Again Get Over It
1960’s beat classic that’s only just been written Basking in Your Smile
Fat Boy Slim meets Johnny Cash on Change your Mind
Lucky vibes & Ska trumpets on Lucky Spoon
Piano led balladry & a Gospel feel on Awoken
Samba meets Vangelis on Ukulele with Wake Up Sleepy Head
Vaughan William’s Lark Ascending fuses with Pink Floyd Daft as Me
Nostalgic pianos & strings, all fingers & thumbs on Buttons
Honking car horns, trumpets & naughtiness Luxury
Instrumental seaside meets Americana with Donkey Rides 43
Psychedelic Barbershop harmony on Gibbous Moon
Elton John meets Bastille’s Pompeii in Platypuses’ Tales
Cabaret style ballad full of heart & B’n’B’s #Bekind
Another angle on Stephen Foster’s Oh Susanna cue Susanna Oh
Kitchen Condiments & supporting the underdog with more than a hint of Mull of Kintyre. Make a toast to Cream of Tartar
To interview Jake or for more information
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Richard on 01603 408525
All the tracks copyright to Jake Rodrigues for broadcast quality recordings please contact Jake or Richard