“As long as there is life, I can write” says singer/songwriter/performer, Jake Incao. And, with a versatile arsenal of over 200 songs, it appears life is coming at this complex artist day in and day out. Not just another singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar, Jake keeps busy by writing, performing acoustic, working with different producers and various genre’s and fronting his band, Jake Incao & The Common Thieves, who frequently play at well established New York City venues such as The Bitter End, Ace Of Clubs and Bowery Poetry Club.
In the last half decade Jake has been relentless with his passion and vision for music and the arts. He has licensed 2 of his songs through SONY BMG, which include fan favorite, “My Sweet Sweet Summer” and the acoustic track, “Dizzy” which was put along side tracks by such artist like Jeff Buckley, Ray Lamontagne, Howie Day and Shawn Colvin on Sony BMG Compilation albums. In August of 2008 he received film placement after he was asked by his good friend Brooke Ellison to write and record the song “Hold On” for the stem cell research driven documentary, Hope Deferred, which was a captivating and inspiring Independent film released in early 2009. He has also had experience on the road landing a spot at 2008’s SXSW Music Festival with his lead guitarist, Vinny Costantino, as well as, supporting slots for Gin Blossoms, Edwin McCain, Foghat, Huey Lewis & The News, Kenny Loggins, Mike Doughty and Dave Mason of Traffic.
In late September 2010 Jake decided to get sober and get healthy. His doctor discovered a heart condition which led to 2 heart procedures as well as a much sharper focus from Incao. “When you have a team of Doctors telling you ‘You’re very lucky to be alive…You may need a pacemaker’ and you’re still in your 20’s, it really shakes things up and makes you appreciate life, your loved ones and the music all around you more than ever”. Immediately after his successful heart procedure and some recovery time, Incao got right back in the studio with the help of singer/songwriter home 27 productions to record the singles, “Miles Away”, “Till The Heavens Cry”, and “Sick. Co-written by Chris Rooney, “Miles Away” featuring Mark O’Connell of Taking Back Sunday on drums.