Jake Bugg hates watching gigs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 August 2014
Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg never goes to gigs because watching other artists perform "messes with his head"

Jake Bugg has only been to "about seven" gigs.

The 20-year-old singer admits watching other people perform "messes with his head" as it makes him worry too much about his own shows, so he would rather just enjoy music alone instead of seeing it live in a crowd.

He said: "I've only been to about seven gigs in my whole life.

"I think as a performer it messes with your head a bit. You think, 'What are they doing that I'm not doing?' when you should really just get on with what you do."

When it comes to his own music, Jake feels "disappointed" in himself if he doesn't play his guitar every day."

He told NME magazine: "I feel disappointed if I don't pick up my guitar in the day. I feel like I've not done anything. I'm not being productive."

And the 'Lightning Bolt' hitmaker admitted he never stops working because nothing relaxes him more than coming up with new music.

He added: ""Relaxing for me is writing songs and having my guitar there."

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

Fat Sam's, Dundee

Fri 23 Nov

£25.25 / 01382 228496

The Ironworks Live Music Venue, Inverness

Thu 22 Nov

£25.25 / 0871 789 4173

Leith Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 24 Nov

£38.50 / 0131 629 0810

Sun 25 Nov

£38.50 / 0131 629 0810

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