Initially inspired by classic rock icons such as John Bonham, Ian Paice and Keith moon, Jake quickly discovered his love of progressive rock music and its blend of rock, jazz, fusion, and many others. He immersed himself in these very sophisticated drumming styles, and at the age of 16 joined his first professional band and honed his craft on the touring and recording circuit.
Teaching is a big passion of Jakes and as such, he is a permanent tutor at BANG Drum School (bangdrumlessons.com) in London. He is currently working on a teaching method and drumming concept entitled The Alphabet of Drums and releasing drum videos on YouTube (youtube.com/jakebradfordsharp) to demonstrate what the method can do.
Jake works with a handful of synchronisation libraries for music for TV and film. All releases are available for streaming and purchase on all good online platforms. Keep up to date by following Jake on all good social media.
Along with educating and writing music, Jake is an active session musician. He is available for session work and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.