Harrogate musician on national radio with fab Homefire release

A record written and produced in Harrogate has been played on national radio.

By Graham Chalmers
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 5:46 pm
Harrogate musician Jake Pattinson, AKA Future People, whose record has been played on BBC Radio 2 by Jo Whiley.
Harrogate musician Jake Pattinson, AKA Future People, whose record has been played on BBC Radio 2 by Jo Whiley.

Let Me Be The One by Future People was played by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 last Thursday.

Future People is the monniker of local musician Jake Pattinson, famed for giant hair, cool looks and sheer talent.

The song, a memorably upbeat cool slice of modern spangly disco, was produced at Homefire Studio by George Tyreman and John Shepherd.

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Founded in 2013 Homefire has become a hub for local musicians and after setting up its own record label in 2018 the studio has a number of artists being played regularly on the BBC introducing shows in Leeds, York and Teeside.

The success of its latest is the first time one of its records has achieved a national radio play and is a huge achievement considering the competitive nature of the record industry.

Rufus Beckett of the band The Paper Waits, who has witnessed Jake's career develop over the years while booking music events at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough, said his success was a positive boost by a positive and talented musician for everyone in the Harrogate music scene.

Rufus said: "In a summer that has seen all gigs and festivals in the Harrogate area cancelled this huge achievement was very welcome positive news.

"It is also a timely reminder of how important the local music scene is."

Pattinson himself said it was "a dream come true" and that he was "truly grateful to everyone who had supported him."

The next Future People song has already been recorded and Jake's next target is a play on BBC Radio 1.

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