Jake Bugg: No-one in that crowd to see us

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 July 2013
Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg, who opened for the Rolling Stones at The British Summer Time festival in London's Hyde Park on Saturday (15.07.13), was not expecting the crowd to be cheering for him but thought they were there for the Rolling Stones

Jake Bugg told his band "no-one was there to see them" when they shared a stage with The Rolling Stones.

The singer-songwriter - who opened for the legendary rockers at Barclaycard presents British Summertime Hyde Park on Saturday (15.07.13) - was not expecting the crowd to be cheering for him and considered it a "privilege and an honour" to grace the stage alongside such acclaimed artists.

Speaking to Absolute Radio he said: "I told the band and the lads that when you go on stage just think that there's no-one in that crowd to see us, so if you get a couple of cheers and a couple claps it's better than what you thought it would be.

"It's the biggest show I've played, maybe not the most receptive crowd wise - you know seventy, eighty thousand people there to see the Rolling Stones, not Jake Bugg, but it's a complete honour. I did T in the Park, which was amazing and then onto supporting the Stones. You can't beat that. I just loved it."

Jake said he admires The Rolling Stones and their 50 year career has had a big effect on him.

He added: "The Stones have definitely been an influence on me. They're a great band with a good body of work and there is definitely something to be taking out of that. You know they had a lot of old blues influences; they're an amazing band."

You can watch the full Jake Bugg interview at absoluteradio.co.uk.

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

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