Yakobo now on the Nottingham & Derby roots radio playlist

12045737_993538700692281_6995381703050679878_oYakobo 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 is now being played on Nottingham & Derby roots roots-radio-logo-1radio get the APP now for free on android apple and blackberry devices download and listen to help support local artists here




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 10369715_993537977359020_5613432810430466118_nto 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

Now the 2nd EP is available The Passage of Time