Jake Sinclair (musician)
|Birth name||Jacob S. Sinclair|
|Born||March 7, 1985 (age 33)|
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Jacob S. Sinclair (born March 7, 1985) is a Grammy-nominated American record producer, musician, singer, and songwriter. His production and songwriting credits include Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pink, New Politics, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Gin Wigmore, and Train. Sinclair co-wrote and produced Panic! at the Disco's Pray For The Wicked and Death of a Bachelor albums (which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200) and produced Weezer's 2016 Weezer (White Album). Both were nominated for Best Rock Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. He co-wrote and produced "Uma Thurman" by Fall Out Boy, which debuted at number one on the U.S. iTunes Chart, reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA in December 2015. Sinclair received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year for his work as engineer and bassist on Taylor Swift's "Everything Has Changed" alongside producer Butch Walker. He co-wrote and produced the debut single, "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer that peaked at number one in over five countries and won Song of the Year at the 2014 ARIA Awards. Sinclair is the former bassist of the indie/pop rock band The Films and the lead singer and producer of the indie pop duo Alohaha. In November 2018 Sinclair won the Spotify Secret Genius Award for best rock producer.
Born in Idaho, Sinclair started playing music at age 7, where he discovered a love for learning and playing songs by The Beatles. He started his first band at age 11 by convincing his friends to buy instruments, and furthered his skills playing with his father in their local church band. During Sinclair's time as a member of the band 'The Films', Jake met Butch Walker who became a mentor for him, leading Sinclair to move from New York to Los Angeles where he began engineering for Walker, working with multi-platinum artists such as Taylor Swift, P!nk, Avril Lavigne, Keith Urban, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and Train.
After writing and producing his first RIAA Gold single with New Politics ("Harlem"), followed by his first RIAA Platinum single with 5 Seconds Of Summer ("She Looks So Perfect"), Jake moved into his own studio in Echo Park. It was here that he produced Panic! At the Disco’s #1 album Death of a Bachelor and Weezer’s White Album. He is currently performing on tour with Beck.
|2018||Panic! at the Disco||Pray For The Wicked||Fueled by Ramen||Producer|
|Panic! at the Disco||Death of a Bachelor||Fueled by Ramen||Producer (all tracks except "Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time" and "Hallelulah"), composer, background vocals ("Victorious", "Hallelujah")|
|Sia||"Reaper", "House on Fire"||Inertia||Producer|
|2015||Courtney Love||"Miss Narcissist"||Ghost Ramp||Producer, engineer, guitar, bass|
|Lolo||Comeback Queen (EP)||DCD2, Universal, Island||Producer, bass, guitar|
|Fall Out Boy||"Uma Thurman" (ft. Wiz Khalifa, "Fourth of July" ft. OG Maco||DCD2, Island||Producer, engineer, keyboards, percussion, programming, vocals (background), additional production, mixing|
|Make America Psycho Again (remix album)||DCD2, Universal, Island||Composer, producer (all tracks except "American Beauty/American Psycho")|
|Hey Violet||I Can Feel It||Hi or Hey Records||Producer|
|White Sea||"Stay Young, Get Stoned"||Downey, Obscura||Producer, bass, guitar|
|Matt Nathanson||Show Me Your Fangs||Vanguard Records||Composer ("Headphones" ft. Lolo), mixer|
|Alohaha||Welcome to Your New Life||—||Vocals, guitar, bass|
|Harry Connick, Jr.||That Would Be Me||Marsalis Music||Bass, engineer|
|New Politics||Vikings||DCD2, Warner Bros. Records||Producer, engineer, mixer, vocal engineer; composer ("Girl Crush," "Lovers in a Song," "15 Dreams," "Pretend We're in a Movie," "Aristocrat")|
|2014||5 Seconds of Summer||"She Looks So Perfect"||Capitol, Hi or Hey||Composer, producer, engineer, guitar, programming, mixing, vocals (background)|
|Andrew McMahon||"Cecilia and the Satellite"||Vanguard Records||Mixing, additional production|
|Henry Jackman||Big Hero 6 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||Walt Disney Records||Mixing, programming, additional Production|
|Train||"Cadillac, Cadillac," "Angel in Blue Jeans," "Give It All," "Wonder What You're Doing for the Rest of Your Life" (ft. Marsha Ambrosius), "Son of a Prison Guard," "Just a Memory"||Columbia Records||Producer, musician, additional production, engineer|
|Gavin DeGraw||Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw||RCA||Bass, engineer, vocals (background)|
|Travie McCoy||"Keep On Keeping On"||Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen, Nappy Boy, Atlantic||Engineer, mixing, composer|
|Christina Perri||Head or Heart||Atlantic Records||Engineer|
|MAX||"Streets of Gold"||DCD2, Crush||Producer, programming, bass, composer, drums, engineer, keys, mixing, percussion|
|2013||New Politics||"Harlem"||RCA||Producer, bass, composer, engineer, guitar, mixing, percussion, programming, synthesizer, vocals (background)|
|Daughtry||"Traitor"||RCA Records||Bass, composer, drums, engineer, producer, programming, vocals (background)|
|Big B||"Here Comes the Lightning"||Suburban Noize Records||Composer, producer|
|Keith Urban||"Even the Stars Fall 4 U," "Heart Like Mine"||Capitol Nashville||Bass, engineer, keyboards, percussion, programming|
|Matt Nathanson||"Mission Bells"||Vanguard Records||Producer, composer, mixing, guitar, drums, programming, vocals (background), bass|
|Gavin Degraw||"I'm Gonna Try," "Heartbreak"||RCA||Bass, engineer|
|Fall Out Boy||"My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"||Island Records||Engineer, keyboards, percussion, programming, vocals (background)|
|Panic! at the Disco||"This Is Gospel"||Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen||Engineer, mixing, composer|
|2012||Chiddy Bang||"Handclaps & Guitars"||IRS, Parlophone, EMI||Composer, vocals|
|Train||"Drive By"||Columbia, Syco||Engineer, programming|
|Shovels & Rope||"Birmingham"||Dualtone, Dine Alone||Mixing|
|Taylor Swift||"Everything Has Changed"||Big Machine, Republic||Bass, engineer, vocals (background)|
|The Avett Brothers||"Down With the Shine"||American||Engineer|
|Pink||"My Signature Move"||RCA||Composer, engineer, mixing, producer, vocals (background)|
|Lit||The View from the Bottom||Megaforce||Engineer|
|2011||Avril Lavigne||"Alice"||Buena Vista Records||Engineer|
|Gin Wigmore||"Black Sheep"||Universal, Mercury Records||Engineer, composer, drums, guitar (bass), organ, percussion, piano, synthesizer, vocals (background), whistle|
|Weezer and Hayley Williams||"Rainbow Connection"||Walt Disney Records||Engineer|
|Gavin DeGraw||"Soldier"||RCA Records||Bass, engineer|
|Eulogies||Tear the Fences Down||Dangerbird||Producer, engineer, mixing|
|Butch Walker and the Black Widows||"Synthesizers"||Dangerbird||Bass, composer, producer, engineer, piano, vocals (background)|
|The Wombats||"1996," "Walking Disasters"||14th Floor, Bright Antenna||Engineer|
|Cary Ann Hearst||"Hell's Bells" (from True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 3)||Dualtone Records||Main personnel|
|Panic! at the Disco||Vices & Virtues||Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen||Engineer|
|2010||Hey Monday||Beneath It All||Decaydance, Columbia||Engineer|
|Butch Walker and the Black Widows||I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart||One Haven Music||Producer, engineer, percussion, vocals (background), bass|
|Mishka||Talk About||j.k. livin Records||Assistant engineer, engineer, guitar, mixing|
|Never Shout Never||"Love is Our Weapon"||Loveway Records, Sire, Warner Bros. Records||Assistant engineer, engineer, guitar, mixing|
|2009||Plastiscines||"Barcelona"||Virgin France||Producer, composer|
|Weezer||"(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To"||XL, Geffen||Engineer|
|Train||Save Me, San Francisco||Columbia Records||Engineer|
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