South Florida’s resident pop rockers, the Jacob Jeffries Band,is set to release their fourth studio album, Tell Me Secrets on May 18th. Once south Florida’s best-kept secret, the Jacob Jeffries Band is now breaking into the scene with widespread accolades about the band’s piano-driven rock. With its unique blend of explosive energy and soulful songwriting, Jacob Jeffries music captures the best of influences Ben Folds, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz and Tom Petty. Add Jeffries’ hook-filled, danceable melodies to the mix and Tell Me Secrets is without a doubt a record you won’t want to put down.[youtube nTkwku7X9Ow nolink]
Formed in 2006, the band consists of Jacob Jeffries (vocals, piano), Jimmy Powers (electric guitar, backing vocals) and Eric Jackowitz (drums, backing vocals). Life as an Extra, the first CD by Jacob Jeffries Band was released in the beginning of 2008. The second project, Wonderful, was released a year later. In September of 2009, the Jacob Jeffries Band was invited to the highly esteemed Full Sail University for an all expense paid recording of their first LIVE CD, Waiting for the Piano Movers. The talented group was named 2008’s “Best Live Band & Best New Release” by the Broward-Pam Beach and Miami New Times, and were selected to perform in, and won the Florida Grammy Showcase. Most recently, Jacob Jeffries won the coveted Nationals Singer Songwriter Shoot-Out at the renowned Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. Previous winners of the competition include John Mayer and The Indigo Girls.