Jakob’s instrumental soundscapes echo the landscape of their home turf, swelling like the waves of the coast, rising up the peaks, falling suddenly from the cliffs, and opening, expansive, as the arid plains of Hawke’s Bay.

Though they’ve had international accolades within the post-rock niche, and been an influential and celebrated band within New Zealand, they’ve stayed living in Hawke’s Bay. They all have day jobs. Two are tradesmen, the other works in a music shop. They’re family men. It’s a slow burner, this Jakob band.

Jakob supporting Tool in Brisbane, 2012
Jason Johnston, Jeff Boyle and Maurice Beckett
Jeff Boyle
Jakob - Spirit of Napier (2003). 
Jakob at the Big Day Out, 2012
I'm On Your Side
Jakob - Blinded By Science, 2014 - directed by Peter Janes
Jason Johnston and Maurice Beckett, 2010
Safety In Numbers
Nice Day For An Earthquake (2001)
Jeff Boyle, Jason Johnston and Maurice Beckett, 2014
Jason Johnston on the Isis tour, 2008
Jakob in 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Richard Brimar
Jeff Boyle, Kings Arms, Auckland, 3 April 2010
Photo credit: Photo by Jonathan Ganley
Maurice Beckett, Big Day Out, 2012
Jakob at the Big Day Out 2007
Photo credit: Photo by Jessie Scoullar
Jason Johnston, Big Day Out 2012
Jakob 2014 - Jason Johnston, Jeff Boyle and Maurice Beckett
Jason Johnston and Maurice Beckett, Big Day Out 2012
Jeff Boyle, Maurice Beckett and Jason Johnston, 2014
Jeff Boyle and Jason Johnston, 2008
Maurice Beckett, Kings Arms, Auckland, 3 April 2010
Photo credit: Photo by Jonathan Ganley
Jakob's 2014 album Sines, winner of the 2015 Taite Award
Maurice Beckett of Jakob, at the Kings Arms on 3 April 2010
Photo credit: Photo by Jonathan Ganley
Jeff Boyle and Jason Johnston practising in 2010
Maurice Beckett, Jason Johnston and Jeff Boyle rehearsing late 2013
Kirsten Johnstone interviewing Jakob on Te Mata Peak, 2006

Jeff Boyle - guitar

Maurice Beckett - bass

Jason Johnston - drums


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Jeff Boyle has collaborated with Rhian Sheehan, on his Standing In Silence album.

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