Jake Quickenden is a popular singer and reality television star beloved by the British public. A talented singer and personality, the former lifeguard from Scunthorpe rose to fame on the X Factor and other reality shows before developing his own sound as well as several successful singles. Jake began his professional life as a footballer playing for the Scunthorpe United youth team. After suffering a broken leg, he recovered and spent two years playing professional football in Australia before returning to the UK to play for various teams in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.
Jake entered the popular British singing competition The X Factor in the ninth season. Covering Kings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’ he astounded the judges with his sonorous voice and made it through to the boot camp. He was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls fame and learned the ins and outs of performance and the music industry. Working with the likes of Robbie Hance and Adam Burridge he proceeded all the way to the judges’ house. He eventually lost out but was undeterred, returning to the competition two years later.
In the eleventh season of The X Factor, Jake again impressed the judges with ‘All of Me’ and ‘Say Something’. He proceeded again with Mel B becoming his second mentor. Jake made it through the boot camp, 6 Chair Challenge, and Judges’ House, reaching the highly regarded live shows. While Jake would eventually lose the competition he had proven himself to the public in not one but two series of the popular show.
This success would cement his place as a British celebrity and singer with a bright future. To date he has released two EP and six singles much to fans’ delight. Jake has also spent a lot of time in front of the camera with credits on some of the British public’s favourite shows. Jake proved he had a knack for appealing to the public coming runner-up in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and winning Dancing on Ice. On top of this he has gone on to appear as a guest on The Jump, The Wright Stuff, Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular, Reality Bites, and Lorraine. Jake is a sure bet for any and all events. With a winning smile, big screen personality, and X Factor-worthy voice, Jake is the ideal headliner and entertainer. Book this talented vocalist now.