Pop music duo Joe & Jake are to headline at this year’s Reading Pride. The pair was formed after they met on Series 4 of BBC’s The Voice in 2015.
Joe Woolford was a former secondary school physical education assistant, but his passion for singing was always at the forefront of his mind, as was rapping. On the show, he was selected by Rita Ora for a place on her team in The Voice. Jake Shakeshaft was picked by will.i.am after auditioning for the show, after leaving his job at a garden centre.
After The Voice had finished, the pair formed a duo and were later selected to represent the United Kingdom in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with their catchy tune “You Are Not Alone”. Following the Eurovision Song Contest, the pair have since been signed to Sony Music.