Jake has been playing drums from the early age of 9. Guided by his father Carl Woodward he quickly progressed and found himself as a runner up in the national competition “Young Drummer of the Year” in 2005 and 2006.
Spared on by those early achievements Jake started working as a professional musician aged 18, gigging and teaching around Liverpool and the UK. He has since gone on to study at Tech Music School (now BIMM London) and The Drummer’s Collective in New York City where he learned to play many different genres including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, EDM, DnB, Blues and many more.
Whilst studying Jake carried on working and during that time was part of the National Theatre production “The Drowned Man” which ran for a year and saw thousands flock to see it including A-listers such as Madonna and Channing Tatum.
Since then Jake has worked with artists such as: Edele Lynch (BWitched), Peter Perrett (Domino Records), The Only Ones, Ray Quinn, Nova Twins, Lucinda Belle Orchestra (Decca Records), Purdy, Oz Noy (guitar great), Jess and the Bandits, Bright Light Bright Light, Connie Lush, Simon Carter (Jamiroquai), Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder MD) and many more.
Jake has also been teaching for many years and has worked in various schools around the UK. He is currently teaching drums at Salford University and privately at Sort Rehearsal Rooms.
He is sponsored by Ludwig Drums and Roland Electronics.