Jack Fulton Smith is the songwriter and lead singer for Idolising Nova, one of the UK’s most exciting upcoming bands. Jack’s songs have received massive airplay on national TV and radio in the UK, and they have also topped Qatar’s charts. The band joined The Vamps on their 2018 European tour, where they performed to more than 3,000 fans live. Jack is also known for the pivotal role he played in the growth of Stilton Butchers, one of the biggest online butchers in the UK, renowned for their high-quality meat, fantastic customer service, and efficient, well-packaged nationwide delivery.
Jack notes his desire to succeed and be the best version of himself as what separates him from his competition. According to him, “Other than the production of our music, I do everything for the band, from writing the music with my bandmates to the day-to-day management, building relationships. And getting us opportunities will help us get to the stage where we sign a record deal with a major label.” In a cutthroat industry like music, where there is no shortage of people trying to make it, being proactive is how one gets ahead. “There are so many people trying to achieve the same thing, and you’ve got to stand out and get in front of the right people,” Jack notes.
For someone who never studied music, written music, or been in a band before, Jack Fulton noted that he has always loved music and singing along to songs on the radio in the car, just like most people do. Jack Fulton Smith’s music career started when he posted some acoustic covers online with a friend. Still, then their first-ever gig sold out in advance, and they started getting offered bigger gigs. So they started writing their music, and it just escalated from there. Their debut single got played a few times on BBC Radio 2; the most listened to UK radio station.
The first time he heard the first song he’d ever written being played on national radio was the most surreal feeling, and Jack notes that it fueled him with the hunger for more, and he hasn’t looked back since.
For Jack and the rest of the Idolising Nova, making music and creating content through the pandemic was a learning curve for them. It was an avenue for the band to remain closer to their fanbase and an opportunity for the band to experiment with their creativity and explore other digital and financially rewarding ways of creating and publishing content.
Instead of taking a break from music because of the pandemic, the Idolising Nova band decided not to delay releasing new music, as they saw that their fans needed their music more than ever as a form of escapism from the crazy world. “We had more time to write music, and they had more time to listen to it. We ended up releasing three singles in 2020, and we’ve had hundreds of thousands of streams on all of them,” Jack explained.
In five years, Jack sees Idolising Nova getting signed to a major record label, touring the world, and helping upcoming bands and artists by giving them advice and support and offering them opportunities to increase their exposure.
To learn more about Jack and the Idolising Nova Band, visit their website.