Jakals are a Boston-based, indie-folk band fronted by Katie Solomon (vocals) and Jack Lewis (guitar). Jack and Katie began working together in the summer of 2013. What started as a haphazard pairing of two college musicians transformed into a meaningful musical duo when the pair realized that their friendship – and, as a result, their musical partnership – was unusually effortless. This ease allowed them the freedom to dive fully into their musical collaborations, and every day for a full month that summer, the duo practiced and performed cover songs to an empty campus in the residence halls and grassy quads of Wesleyan University. As their college years drew to a close, the pair perfected a repertoire of original songs, released their first full-length album, Quiet Pleas, under the name Jack & Katie, and eventually landed in Boston to dive fully into their music career in late 2015. The duo slowly morphed into an indie-folk band, changing their name to Jakals in December 2016.
Jakals perform predominantly as a full band. However, Katie Solomon and Jack Lewis occasionally do stripped down sets with just voice and guitar.
Jakals are currently in the process of recording their new, full-length album, Keep Mother Sane, with Boston-based producer Nico Rivers. The album is set to release in the summer of 2017 and will be accompanied by a group of mini-tours across the New England region.
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