Born in Nottingham, England, Jake Bugg picked up the guitar at the age of 12, and within a year he was composing his own songs. Disinterested in the hip-hop and grime that dominated the listening habits of his peers, he turned to the classics for inspiration. Bugg's first recognition came at the age of 17 when a local DJ began spinning one of the cuts he uploaded to BBC Introducing, a program that supports "unsigned, undiscovered, and under-the-radar musicians." An invitation to play Glastonbury arrived shortly thereafter, and before he knew it, he was supporting acts like Lana Del Rey, Example, and Michael Kiwanuka, and had inked a deal with Mercury. His first single, "Lightning Bolt," arrived in early 2012. His eponymous debut album appeared in October of the same year and featured production work from former Snow Patrol collaborator Iain Archer. He performed “A Song About Love” from his CD “Shangri-La” on "The Ellen Show" in January 2014.