LA-based, professional artist and songwriter. I have credits with artists such as Salem Ilese, Lev, Sophia Gripari and Early Hours. Songs I have written & recorded have gained over 20 million streams and charted at number 1 on Spotify in over 50 countries. I have had music featured in the TV show "Made In Chelsea" and on BBC Radio 1.
I am a singer & songwriter from the UK, raised in South Africa. Whilst there, I formed the indie pop band Early Hours for which I was the lead singer & songwriter and which grew to become one of the biggest acts in the country. The group was the 1st act in South African history to have a song streamed over 1 million times on Soundcloud (the country did not have Spotify at the time, though later gained millions more streams on Spotify and Apple Music). While writing for the band, I had a string of #1 radio hits as well as multiple top 10s, and toured the world playing with acts such as The Lumineers, The Kooks, Alt-J, MGMT and Two Door Cinema Club.
Currently I am based in Los Angeles where I am fortunate to work as a recording artist and songwriter full time and also writing for some of the biggest artists in the world. A Berklee College of Music graduate, I specialise in Pop, Indie Pop, and Singer-Songwriter vocals and top-lining.
My writing work flow is simple - once the job is started, just send over the BPM, a few references, and any notes you might have on the kind of topline/lyric you’re looking for, and I’ll get working. For vocal-only hires, my price includes any vocal layers you might need - leads, backgrounds, doubles, gang vocals, etc.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Jake Bennett
Working with Jake has been great. He is a truly professional. He understood PERFECTLY what I wanted just from the 3 songs I shared with him as an example.
His work exceeded my expectations.
He is also very kind and works fast, so my whole experience with him has been great.
Working with Jake was a great experience! Amazing vocal skills and super catchy melodies.
Jake did a fantastic job, wrote great lyrics to my song, exactly what I've expected (only much better:)), I couldn't be happier. I am sure we'll work together again.
Jake is probably the most talented writer I've ever worked with. Few people I've met can craft lyrics and melodies as powerful and intricate as him, but somehow despite that his biggest strength is his ability to connect with people - everyone is comfortable around Jake because he takes the time to make sure they feel welcome. If you're looking for an incredible song and an even better experience, I highly recommend!
Great vocalist, awesome topliner, incredible lyricist, and phenomenal person. Jake is easy to communicate and collaborate with, and will deliver work of consistent and undeniable quality!
Jake is a fantastic topliner and vocalist. He's very versatile and a real pleasure to work with
Interview with Jake Bennett
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: JAKE - Go Figure. Wrote the entire song and every instrumental part from scratch.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for 6 years, after growing to relative fame in South Africa with indie pop group Early Hours I moved to Los Angeles to work as a songwriter and solo artist, via a songwriting degree from Berklee College Of Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyrics and Melody.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I bring an emphasis on storytelling and originality within lyrics, paired with a hook you can't get out of your bed.