Ingrid: Jake, you have been in the industry for a very long time. Are you ever planning on slowing down?
Jake: And do what? I mean, I am a serial entrepreneur. I like what I do. And it’s not just about music for me these days. I’ve discovered that my skills are transferable, and I manage others in the creative space these days, like muralists, authors, even Fashion Santa.
Ingrid: Love Fashion Santa! I ran into Moe Berg at the Horseshoe during Indie Week. We were both checking out a band called the Fade Awaays. What do you and Moe look for in new artists?
Jake: Charisma. Artists need to have charisma, and it needs to show on stage in a big way.
Ingrid: Do I have Charisma?
Jake: I’m not going to answer that.
Ingrid: What are your thoughts on artist managers handling an artist’s personal finances?
Jake: It’s not something I encourage. Let other professionals handle that. Whoever they use though, artists need to trust the professionals they deal with, and they need to be on top of things.
Ingrid: Some Faves now. Favourite concert?
Jake: Peter Gabriel at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1978. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.
Ingrid: Favourite Venue?
Jake: I love The Horseshoe and the Rivoli. It really depends on the band though.
Ingrid: Favourite Scarf?
Jake: All of them.
Fun Fact about Jake: What do Jake and I have in common? We are both left-handed!