Could this be big break for musical Jake?

An up and coming Halifax musician has been discovered by a multi-platinum selling, grammy award winning producer.

18-year-old Jake Smallbones of Mount Tabor began playing guitar when he was just five years old.

Jake Smallbones at the recording studio.

Jake Smallbones at the recording studio.

The last couple of years have seen him play various gigs in pubs and clubs around the area, but it now looks like his big break has finally arrived.

Award winning writer and producer Steve Chrisanthou - who has previously worked with Corinne Bailey Rae, Charlotte Church, Newton Faulkner and Eliza Doolittle - spotted Jake’s talent when he auditioned for him at his Hebden Bridge studio.

And after a quick demo, the musical mastermind was that blown away that he decided to snap him up there and then.

Mr Chrisanthou said: “I have never seen an 18 year old so comfortable with a guitar, he has an incredible future ahead of him and I am just pleased to get a chance to work with him this early in his career.”

Jake said: “I haven’t been in a recording studio ever so it’s great to be working with the pros, and even better that I don’t have to travel so far.”