Saw him play a gig third on the bill last year, now he's selling out venues 5x the size. He's from my city, which the council's very happy about - they even put up this huge poster celebrating his chart success on the town hall!
Awesome banner, but is he the first artist from Nottingham who blew up?
I feel there are other bands too. But what do I know.
There's been quite a few bands coming out of the city over the years, but none as big as Jake (at least not for a very long time!) Dog is Dead are probably the only band who are even remotely comparable to his popularity. But there's been good smaller stuff like Amusement Parks on Fire, earthtone9, Brontide and Pitchshifter.