Caressing the crowds with reminiscent tracks from where it began, Melbourne fell in love with Jakubi all over again. In the intimate space of Northcote Social Club, the familiar sounds of hip hop, rock and soul gloriously swept the Friday night crowd into a nostalgic abyss. Dewy-eyed and sentimental, lead vocals Jerome Farah claims “there is no place like home.”
Signed to US label Epic Records, Jakubi represented Australia proudly. Previously a support act for US band Fishbone, the group lit up a New York gig attended by the label back in 2014. From then on, Jakubi jolted to international success with toe tapping hits from ‘Coach Potato’ to ‘Nobody Better’.
Despite their success, Jakubi has not let the fame dim their genuine care free, Australian spirit but rather used it toward sculpting a sophisticated style and demeanour. Lead vocalist Jerome Farah showcased vocal athletic ability, producing flawless riffs through raw vocals and talk box - the band’s outstanding characteristic. Sharing the stage with him was his brother Jacob Farah, playing bass on levels never seen before. Throughout the show he exuded captivating levels of energy through masterfully groovy dance moves, evident that Jacob is not only a stellar musician but an engrossing performer. Their unparalleled family link is translated on stage with cousin’s Jesse Rehaut on drums, Adam Kane and longtime friend Rob Amuroso on guitar’s. All with unique persona’s and style, giving the band depth and diversity. Rob Amuroso showed tremendous dedication, a day out of hospital and un-phased, he produced a high quality performance.
Peak after peak, Jakubi live up to their promise “our live shows are our strongest point”. Performing songs dating back from the Spotify days to their current singles, they display a true progression of style and sound.
Jakubi are only in the first years of their career and are already reaching international success. In the crux of their talent and showmanship is the undying drive and passion for their music. Jerome leaves his loyal fan base with some important advice, “you can fail at some things you don't love, so why not fail at some thing you do love”. A valuable attribute to hold, especially when working in the music industry. The OOMPH! team is excited to watch these talented boys dig deeper into their ambitious artistry.