Review: Jake Isaac at Islington Assembly Hall

Soul-folk singer Jake Isaac played us tracks from his new album Our Lives.

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Talented multi-instrumentalist Jake Isaac took over North London’s Islington Assembly Hall as part of a string of shows in the UK and Europe in support of his debut record Our Lives, released in May this year.

The singer independently released four EPs since his musical beginnings in 2012 and has since bagged support slots for Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith and more. Jake’s powerful tracks were also what had us hooked all night long.

It was a sold out night for Jake Isaac at the ca. 800-cap venue on a cold September night. But it didn’t take long for Jake to warm our bodies and hearts with his catchy, anthemic folk-pop. The additional pinch of soul in his sound had us swaying along all night with unforgettable tunes like I Got You and the striking guitar picking of Waiting Here. 

Jake’s infectious personality only adds to the good mood his music brings to the crowd. You just can’t help but get excited for each new track. Throughout the entire set there were people dancing, smiling and having a genuine good time. The hooks are unbeatable and his musical talent shines bright.

Roughly half-way through the set, the Lonon-born singer told us about his recent addition to the family – his son of 6 months – and the couple’s baby moon to Bath. As he dived into the sombre, heart-warming track You And I Always, the room filled with nothing but love and you can practically hear the ladies swooning.



Jake Isaac kept the crowd engaged throughout the full set, not once losing their attention or affection. With everyone tapping their feet along, you could barely tell the difference between those who’ve heard his music before and those hearing his songs for the very first time. His undeniable talent had us already excited for the next time he comes to town.

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