If you don't know Dad, you don't know Jake. That's
because Dad, like Grandpa Penner and several other male Penner
relatives, is named Jake. "It's very common on both sides
of Dad's family," says Toby. "Since none of us are named
Jake, we decided to let the name live on with the band."
Toby, Marty and Josh are polite, clean-cut, and fun to be around.
Athletic and smart, they're equally at home on the basketball
court or in their favorite bookstore. It's tempting to describe
them as "all-American boys," but they're proud Canadians,
to the bone--with dual citizenship, thanks to Mom Penner, who
was born and raised in the United States. Holding both a Canadian
and U.S. passport makes it easy to cross the border, says Toby.
"The customs people always smile and say, 'Welcome home'
whichever way we're heading... it's great."
Debut Album: Jake - 08/15/00 ......2nd Album: Army
of Love - 02/26/02
Jake - Toby, Josh and Marty showcased some of their new
'The Birthday Boys', February 6, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2000, Jake released this dance-pop, self-titled
debut album. From here, the band of brothers went on
to receive nominations for a Juno Award and two Canadian
Radio Music Awards. They also participated in a national
ad campaign with leading Canadian clothier, ROOTS for
3: Right Time
4: You Can Be The One
5: Melt Me
6: Let Me Know
8: I Don't Want To Lose
9: Take My Heart
10: I'm OK
Hey JAKE your music is awesome keep doing the good
work!!!!! Your music has inspired me in a great way and it has
changed my life as a christian. I hope to see you in Minnesota
because I would love to see you in concert.
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I had never heard of JAKE but then on the radio
I heard their song "Waiting" and I had to know who sang it once
I did I went out and bought the CD! I Love it! I hope to hear
about JAKE coming to or near Wichita, Kansas!!
In His everlasting love,
* * *
I loved the group JAKE when I went to the Left Behind
tour. I met them after the concert, and they were so polite and
funny. They just taked to you. They were awesome guys w/ a talent
* * *
Hey I was just e-mailing you guys to say DON'T CHANGE
YOUR NAME!!! Because my name is Jake Johansen and everyone likes
my name, it is really cool. So I think you shoud keep that name.
One more thing when is your next concert? If you can please e-mail
me back. (Jakebball@AOL.com) well gtg (got to go). Keep up the
great music and god bless you. I haven't heard any songs
of "Jake" but "Waiting". I love that song.....it
has moved me so much, and inspired me to go into God's presence
like a child. I knew to do that, but needed a reminder......that
song is so peaceful. And also when I heard that song, I sensed
a deep relationship with God in the band, through the words ....
it's just great... stay strong in the Lord.......Indi. I love
the group Jake! I have been to 2 concerts- 1 in Augusta and the
Left Behind tour in Atlanta, GA. I met them both times and they
have such AwEsOmE personalities. They have really awesome songs
too! I can't wait to go to another concert & meet them again.
* * *
Jake well I don't know the music has just moved me
soo much its amazing how they could move a teen like me! GOD BLESS
YOU PLEASE REPLY JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!!!!!!!! WELL THANKS
AGAIN! LOVE TO ALL.
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I just saw Jake in concert today and I got to talk to them and
hangout with them for a little while but let me tell you they
are awesome guys! And they're just so sweet and all, well I just
wanted to say, if you can see them in concert! Well, I love them,
and I hope they remember me!
* * *
Hi Jake, I saw you guys at Pitch n Praise. I bought
your cd there too. You guys have awsome music.
* * *
Jake is Awesome!
I think that Jake is the best group! I went to SonShine
(a Music Festival)! And I went to their concert (in the front
row)! They were Awesome! They are my new favorite band! I love
the song "Waiting"! I fall asleep to it every night! (Put it on
Repeat)! lol! Well better go! I love you guys! Keep Shining for
Love forever in Christ~ Amy
* * *
You guys made a good band, I love your music it
was even good when I got to see you at Kingdom Bound. I hope you
three keep making the same great songs and keep showing the world
more about God.
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Hi, my name is Destiny and Jake is my favorite band.
They are really anointed. My dad and mom liked them so much that
they bought the cd. They are so cool. I love the song "Believer",
it's awesome! I wish we could get the sound track for it. Thanks
SOOOOOO Much!!!!! Stay cool, and don't get off track!
* * *
My favorite band is Jake they are so awesome I'm
there #1 fan. I just went to the Summer Jam concert that they
were in and I bought their cd. I got to meet them after the concert
and got a picture with them. They are the nicest guys. Plus they
just act like normal people. They talk to you like they're just
normal people. I just want to say they have changed my life for
the good and if they're out there and they see this I just want
to thank you guys for coming here and please come back to Wichita, Kansas
sometime I guarantee you I will be there if you guys come again.
* * *
Jake is Awesome!!!!
Hey! My name is Courtney. I'm from Tucson, AZ. I
had never heard of Jake until one day my mom and I were flipping
channels and we came across Praise TV! We saw he music video "Waiting".
Its the best song and has a great meaning....not to mention, the
guys are real cute too!! Hehe, now my mom and I get all excited
whenever Jake comes on! Jake is the best!!!!
* * *
Hey I think Jake is a really cool group and extremely
cute!!! I think its really cool that they are all brothers. I
went to one of their concerts and they were great. They were very
nice and friendly and down to earth. I would definitely advise
you to get their cd! JAKE'S AWESOME!
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What I think about JAKE!!!
FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK GOD FOR PUTTING
THIS WONDERFULLY TALENTED BAND ON THIS EARTH. THEY ARE SO AWESOME.
I HAVE A 4 YR. OLD BROTHER AND A 1 YR. OLD SISTER AND WE WENT
TO THE CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE AND WE GOT THIS VIDEO FOR KIDS CALLED
"BIG SONGS FOR LITTLE KIDS" AND TOBY, MARTY, AND JOSH WERE THE
VIDEO HOSTS AND THATS THE FIRST TIME I SAW THEM. WHEN
I SAW THEM I WAS LIKE WOW WHO ARE THESE GUYS. THEY WERE FUNNY ESPECIALLY
JOSH (MY FAV).
THEY ARE JUST SWEET SOFT SPOKEN BROTHERS WHO WERE REALLY
NICE. WELL, BEFORE THE SHOW WAS OVER, THEIR VIDEO TO THE SONG
"WAITING" CAME ON AND THAT WAS FIRST TIME I HAD ACTUALLY HEARD THEM
SING. THE SONG WAS VERY TOUCHING AND MOVING AND I LOVED IT. SO I
WENT AND I BOUGHT THAT CD AND I'M FIXING TO GET THEYRE
NEW ONE "ARMY OF LOVE". IT'S GREAT THEY ARE MY FAVORITE BAND AND
THEY WILL ALWAYS BE. I AM THEIR #1 FAN!!
GOD BLESS YOU "JAKE" I LOVE YOU!!!
RENEE 15, CENTRAILIA, MO.
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Jake- Hello Jake fans- I just got back from another
Jake concert. It wasn't like the Left Behind tour. This was much
better. It was so fun. I was in the front row taking pictures, Toby and Marty would like pose right in the middle of the
song, which was nice but everyone turned to look. I met them after
the concert and they were just as nice as the first time I saw
them. Toby took my camera and looked at it and then took a picture
of us with it... lol... its a great picture. I encourage everyone
to go to a concert if you have that opportunity, its worth your
time. All I ask is that when you go, be considerate and polite. Give
them your attention especially when they are talking so people
like me who didn't hear a word of what they said because of talkers
can hear what they are saying. Who knows, someone may be hearing
the message for the first time. I know that if you go you will
have a blast. I can't wait to go to another Jake concert!
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Hey all!!!! This is Renee here from Centralia,
I am so happy that Jake won 4 awards at the soundsalive
vibe awards last Sat. May 11. 2002. They were nominated BEST
Artist of the year, BEST Group of the year, Best song of the
year (Believer), and BEST contemporary/pop album of the year!!!
Way to go "JAKE" your awesome!!! I am so happy they won
all them. There couldn't have been anyone better. They could have been chosen
for all 4 awards!!!!