At the age of 16, Jake Wesley Rogers has already appeared on national television 4 times, has opened for national recording artists Andy Grammer and Phillip Phillips, and has just been named winner of a national songwriting contest. His original song, Hall of Fame, will appear on a nationally syndicated program, In Search of A Song, which runs on NPR affiliates and on NPR’s website, PRX.org. Rogers recently opened up for national recording artist, Andy Grammer in May, 2013 and was selected to open for American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips at Missouri State University in January, 2013. Jake’s band recently played at the Tulsa International Mayfest, which draws 200,000 annual visitors and at the Center of the Universe Festival in July 2013 with OneRepublic, Neon Trees, and OK Go headlining. Rogers was also one of the Top Five Vocalists Of The Month by Singer Universe in July 2013 for his song, American Dream.
At the age of 14, Jake auditioned for America’s Got Talent, where he finished the 2012 season as a quarter-finalist, after performing live on national television on NBC 4 times. He became a favorite of Judge Sharon Osborne, who brought him back for the Wild Card Round and told him he “was a star” and had a “long singing career ahead of him.”
Jake has been writing, and recording original music since the age of 13, and released his first EP, Diamond, on Dec. 1. The EP is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Rogers also recently recorded four songs with Killingsworth Recording Company in April, 2013 that will be released later 2013.
Jake Wesley Rogers is greatly influenced by bands that incorporate EDM music with a real instrument feel like Ellie Goulding, Alex Claire, and Imagine Dragons. Going to a show of his, you will hear him go from a soulful classic like "House of the Rising Sun" into a current dance vibe, like Icona Pop or Calvin Harris, keeping you on the edge of your seat!