about charlie + jake

Charlie + Jake | Bristol-based vocal and piano / double bass duo

We are a multi-instrumental live-looping duo from Bristol, UK. As a duo, we have been creating and performing jazz-infused original music at places like Ronnie Scott's, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Bristol Harbour Festival. We were also the house band of the week on BBC Radio Bristol.

Since lockdown began in 2020, we have been putting on a monthly livestream show called Open Collab. For this show, we put out an open call for poetry submissions from all over the world. We then curate these submissions and improvise musical worlds around the performances live on the stream. We are very often genre-agnostic, letting the poetry lead us into anything from sonic soundscapes to soulful gospel grooves.

Our latest original music has taken inspiration from all of these improvisations and ideas that we have been developing over the last year of creative, multi-disciplinary collaborations. This has resulted in a work-in-progress EP that combines all these things.

"Creative genius" The Everyday Magazine

“Amazing collaboration project” - Adam Crowther (BBC Radio Bristol)

We'd love to have a chat! Send us an email to hello@charlieandjake.co.uk or follow us on social media with the links below:

Charlie + Jake | Bristol-based vocal and piano / double bass duo

when you know out now

This song was written for our pals on their wedding day: a glorious October celebration of love and friendship. Since that day, we have found that the song is as much about those two special people as it is about all of us and the joy we can find in the small things in life.

So grab a mug of something warm, set yourself up by a window with a view, and sing along with us about the memories of our golden hours and dreams of the future.

When You Know | Latest single out now