Jordan Bakewell

FRESH: ‘Get Funky’ EP – Jordan Bakewell

Dig Jordan Bakewell’s “Get Funky” EP!

Jordan Bakewell is an English singer/songwriter/dancer from Leicester. Growing up as a child he was surrounded by soul/funk/r&b/pop which then inspired him to train in Musical Theatre/Dance at the age of 15. Since graduating in 2017 with a degree in Musical Theatre he then went on to work professionally in the performing arts industry and only now he has just started to launch his music career at the age of 25.

Since releasing his first single in May, “No Sleep ‘Til The Morning”, Jordan has featured on BBC Radio Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Radio Play Today (Los Angeles, CA). Jordan now goes for broke and releases his first full EP on itunes, title “Get Funky”. The EP was recorded in his own home and was remastered by a music producer called Robin Wesley who lives In The Netherlands.

Jordan tells us: “I would definitely say that the lockdown period has really gave me the time to write and produce the music I want too. It has enabled me to write new music and also gave me the time to perfect every track on the EP”. “Get Funky” is a great 70’s/80s throwback dance/pop track that will lift your spirits and get people smiling! The title track of the EP was also named ‘Track of the Week’ by Dean Jackson and the Beat Team. After working professionally with Cruise lines/UK theatres tour’s, he now feels it is the right time to pursue and push his music career.

Jordan tells us his main influences include Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber and his own personal destiny…well, I’ll let Jordan tell you about that: “Believe in your heart, in you soul and mind, you can write your own future just stop being blind…believe in your heart and the rest will follow, just look deep within your deepest sorrow, use it to motivate and you will see, but most importantly…Always Believe”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!