Jakob Profile

Kirsten Johnstone
31 Jul 2014

Jakob’s instrumental soundscapes echo the landscape of their home turf, swelling like the waves of the coast, rising up the peaks, falling suddenly from the cliffs, and opening, expansive, as the arid plains of Hawke’s Bay.

Though they’ve had international accolades within the post-rock niche, and been an influential and celebrated band within New Zealand, they’ve stayed living in Hawke’s Bay. They all have day jobs. Two are tradesmen, the other works in a music shop. They’re family men. It’s a slow burner, this Jakob band.

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Jeff Boyle
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Jason Johnston, Big Day Out 2012
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Nice Day For An Earthquake (2001)
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Maurice Beckett, Big Day Out, 2012
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Jakob 2014 - Jason Johnston, Jeff Boyle and Maurice Beckett
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Jakob at the Big Day Out, 2012
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Jason Johnston and Maurice Beckett, 2010
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Jeff Boyle and Jason Johnston practising in 2010
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Jakob in 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Richard Brimar
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Maurice Beckett, Jason Johnston and Jeff Boyle rehearsing late 2013
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Maurice Beckett of Jakob, at the Kings Arms on 3 April 2010
Photo credit: Photo by Jonathan Ganley
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Jeff Boyle, Kings Arms, Auckland, 3 April 2010
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Jakob supporting Tool in Brisbane, 2012
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Jason Johnston on the Isis tour, 2008
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Jeff Boyle, Jason Johnston and Maurice Beckett, 2014
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Jeff Boyle, Maurice Beckett and Jason Johnston, 2014
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Kirsten Johnstone interviewing Jakob on Te Mata Peak, 2006
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I'm On Your Side
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Jason Johnston and Maurice Beckett, Big Day Out 2012
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Jakob at the Big Day Out 2007
Photo credit: Photo by Jessie Scoullar
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Jeff Boyle and Jason Johnston, 2008
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Maurice Beckett, Kings Arms, Auckland, 3 April 2010
Photo credit: Photo by Jonathan Ganley
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Safety In Numbers
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Jason Johnston, Jeff Boyle and Maurice Beckett
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Jakob's 2014 album Sines, winner of the 2015 Taite Award
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Members:

Jeff Boyle - guitar

Maurice Beckett - bass

Jason Johnston - drums

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Trivia:

Jeff Boyle has collaborated with Rhian Sheehan, on his Standing In Silence album.

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Labels:

Midium Records


Venn Records


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