Yakobo is the singer-songwriter project of James Currey. Timeless songwriting values mix with a fiery performance which has been likened to Jeff Buckley.
2012 saw the debut release Glimpses. Since then Yakobo has played at festivals and prestigious venues including roots acoustic evening around the UK supporting the likes of Chloë Howl, She Makes War, This Is The Kit and Mark Morris (Bluetones). Whether playing solo or with a band, Currey’s voice soars over carefully crafted arrangements, pivoting between delicate falsetto and vocal-shredding choruses.
Yakobo has also created the original soundtrack for Xbox One/PS4/PC game Pneuma: Breath of Life and numerous other productions, including the indie feature documentary L’eglise Sur L’ocean.
In May 2015 Yakobo ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund an EP Trilogy. The first EP from this set was released on 23rd October 2015, entitled Wander in the Wilderness. Opening track Dawn is Here has been featured by several music blogs and podcasts such as The Indie Folx and IndieMusicPeople