I want to take world by storm!
PUBLISHED: 11:31 12 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010
World domination is the aim of Jake Stigers. He says he wants to take rock n roll music to another level. And on his new single Ride With You he sings about his desperate plea to keep the genre of music dangerous. The younger brother of jazz musician C
World domination is the aim of Jake Stigers.
He says he wants to take rock 'n' roll music to another level.
And on his new single Ride With You he sings about his desperate plea to keep the genre of music dangerous.
The younger brother of jazz musician Curtis Stigers said: "Over the last 10-15 years hip hop has taken over.
"Although I like hop hop I want to move rock 'n' roll forward."
Jake will be coming to the UK next month with his band The Velvet Roots.
They will perform tracks from their third album Do You Feel High?
Jake said: "I wanted the album to originate from back in the days when people could sit down and listen to an entire album without skipping any tracks."
Jake says people can expect 'the best rock 'n' roll show they have seen in their life'.
"It will be a night of music unparalleled to any other," he said. "Our music is a move forward. It's a breath of fresh air."
Jake is influenced by a range of musicians, from the Rolling Stones to the Staple Singers, but he said he gets inspiration from 'being alive and breathing'.
As a youngster Jake said he grew up with soul music and was more into jazz.
He said: "Your taste in music is meant to become more refined, but I went backwards."
Jake said singing was the one thing he could do really well as a youngster.
"I could always sing," he said.
"I grew up going to church and I would sing in the choir, which my mother directed."
Unlike most other rock 'n' roll musicians, Jake's involvement with the church meant that he became a fully-fledged missionary in his late teens before becoming a musician and forming his band.
He said: "I did missionary work for two years.
"It was an amazing time and I learned a lot about myself and human beings.
"I even got to sing in an all-black church choir, something which I wouldn't have done back home in Idaho."
Jake, however, left missionary work behind at the age of 21.
He said: "I wanted to do something people my age were doing, so I decided to move to New York which was where I met my bandmates."
Jake says his band are looking forward to their forthcoming tour.
"We've built a good fan base in the UK. Now we want world domination!"
Jake Stigers and the Velvet Roots will be performing at the Queen Adelaide public house in Croydon, on May 6.
For tickets call the box office on 01223 208278.
For more information about Jake and his band visit the website: www.jakestigers.com
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