Jake is a soulful singer/songwriter from Northern California, Jake Daniel Murphy is no stranger to the world of music. Murphy’s immersion into music began at young age listening to the music his mother would play around their house. Murphy became inspired by timeless artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, James Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Little did Murphy know, those artists would spark a love for music and singing.
After listening to Christina Aguilera’s debut album, Murphy, age 7, began developing his own voice and style. Around the same time, Murphy fell in love with performing in church and school musicals. For the next 14 years, Murphy focused on honing his vocal abilities and studying some of the greatest artists music history has ever seen.
Murphy was homeschooled in high school, which provided him more time to devote to his craft. He would continue to develop his sound, and he studied artists such as Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, JoJo, Musiq Soulchild, Christina Aguilera, Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend and many more.
At age 17, Murphy began teaching himself how to play guitar and piano. Soon after he began song writing. Murphy credits his creative imagination, melody writing and singing for his continued passion for his career.
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