Jakob James Nowell: Facts About Bradley Nowell’s Son

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Jakob Nowell, born Jakob James Nowell, is the son of late American singer and guitarist Bradley Nowell. Like his father, he is also into music and has already made a significant identity as the lead singer of the band named Law. Not only singing, but Jakob is also exceptional as a songwriter.

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Bradley James Nowell, Jakob’s father, was an American musician and the lead singer and guitarist of the ska punk band Sublime.

Born and raised in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, California, Bradley Nowell developed an interest in music at a young age.

Bradley was born on February 22, 1968, in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, California, United States.

He sadly succumbed to death due to a heroin overdose on May 25, 1996, in San Francisco, California, United States, barely a week after he married Jakob’s mother. They had Jakob while still dating.

 Jakob James Nowell
Bradley Nowell. Source | Ultimate Classic Rock

Who is Bradley Nowell’s son, Jakob James Nowell?

Jakob James Nowell was born on June 25, 1995, in Long Beach, California.

His father Bradley Nowell became very popular for his singing, songwriting, music production, and the ability to play guitar. For many years until he met his death, he was the lead singer of the Sublime music band. His mother was Troy Dendekker.

Like his father, Jakob James Nowell is an energetic performer, sings with some dexterity, and just knows how to find his way around the guitar, something his grandfather taught him.

Jakob James Nowell has three half-siblings, two half-sisters, and a half-brother from his mother’s second marriage. He has a good relationship with his mother.

Interesting facts about Jakob James Nowell

Jakob James Nowell
Jakob James Nowell. Source | Celebsuburb

His father Bradley died when he was barely a year old

Jakob didn’t have a good start to life as just 11 months after his birth, he lost his father to heroin overdose. His father died in San Francisco, at the Ocean View Motel where he was staying with his band members.

The next morning one of his bandmates Bud Gaugh woke up to find him lying dead on the bed next to him.

His grandfather taught him how to play the guitar

After falling in love with music at a young age, Jakob Jame Nowell got the much-needed support from his grandfather who took the challenge upon himself to teach Jakob how to play the guitar. Jakob has become so good at it that he has carried on the legacy of his father whom he barely knew.

Jakob James Nowell is also exceptional as a songwriter.

Jakob James Nowell battled alcohol addiction at a point

Jakob had his own fair share of struggle even with his fame.

He started drinking as a teenager and continued to struggle with it for about 10 years.

Nevertheless, he was able to fight his demons with the help of his father’s close friend who battled with an opioid painkiller for 17 years.

Jakob James Nowell wrote a song ‘Doses of Psychosis’ Song while in Rehabilitation

Jakob James Nowell
Jakob James Nowell. Source | Abtc.ng

Despite being in rehabilitation, Jakob could still practice his songwriting skills as he wrote the song ‘Doses of Psychosis’.

LAW’s 2018 released song of the album ‘There and Back Again’ was also written whiles he was battling his addiction in the rehabilitation center.

Jakob James Nowell founded the band LAW in 2013

In 2013, the younger Nowell followed the path of his father when he successfully founded the music band LAW which includes himself as a vocalist, drummer Nicholas Aguilar, guitarist Aidan Palacios, and Logun Spellacy as bassist.

Jakob James Nowell’s mother re-married after the death of Bradley Nowell

Almost 7 years after the death of her first husband, Jakob’s mother Troy took the decision to marry for the second time.

She married a guy named Kiki Holmes, aka. Keith Holmes, on November 1, 2002.

Jakob James Nowell is now a drugs and addiction advocate

After battling addiction himself for some time, Jakob is now an advocate for drugs and addiction.

Nowell has dedicated a great deal of his time to reach out to people who battle with addiction.

In his own way, he has finds time and the best possible ways to create awareness to help addicts through Bradley’s House.

Jakob Nowell got engaged to Ashlyn in 2019

Jakob and Ashlyn met each other in 2014 and started dating almost immediately.

Five years after they met and dated each other he proposed to her with a ring.

He did that before a crowd on stage by going down on one knee to engage her on 22nd September 2019.

Jakob James Nowell earns a decent amount of money

Although it is certain Nowell earns a good income, it is not definite what he earns and how much wealth he has gathered.

All the same, different sources from $1 million to $5 million before his death have estimated his father’s net worth.

Watch this music video from Jakob:

This has been a compilation of the facts around the son of Bradley Nowell, Jakob Nowell by GhBase.

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