Love is Love: Jake Fehily Singing for Equality
Jake Fehily is a jazz trained, multi-instrumentalist, bringing the best kind of acoustic soul you’re likely to ever hear.
The man is also the definition of a triple-threat. An actor who’s appeared on TV (ABC3’s, You’re Skitting Me) and in student musicals, the Melbourne artist has also performed headline shows at the Worker’s Club and Open Studio and just last year made his festival debut at St Kilda Festival. All of this from a 21 year old.
As well as being a gifted performer, Jake also has a strong social conscience. Recently he launched the video for the song, ‘Love is Love’, written by New York based, Australian composer/performer, Jess Newman, as part of the Marriage Equality Movement.
Performing this song at YES Fest alongside such big names in Australian Entertainment as Spiderbait, Tim Campbell and the Vaudeville Smash, Jake joined the March for Equality from the State Library to Alexandra Gardens beforehand to rally for Marriage Equality.
Fehily has also been involved with Beyond Blue, in a special charity concert to raise money and awareness for depression at the Alex Theatre in St Kilda and just last night performed the songs of award winning American composer, Drew Gasparini, at Chapel Off Chapel. To say that Jake has been busy in the Melbourne Music Scene is an understatement.
As a young child, Jake was introduced to classic artists such as Stevie Wonder and George Michael, as well as 90s legends 50 Cent and TLC, by his mother which began a lifelong love of music.
At 8 years old, after seeing School of Rock, Jake started playing drums and, in his own words, “the rest is history.” Now a writer and performer full time, the sky is the limit for the 21 year old as he forges his own path inspired by his love of soul and RnB.
“I’m doing heaps of writing and creating at the moment. Gigging as much as I can, just trying to grow and find my sound.” Damn straight Jake. Melbourne is richer for having Jake Fehily as part of its thriving culture.