On my radar: Jake Shears’s cultural highlights

On my radar: Jake Shears’s cultural highlights

UFO Alien Abduction

The American musician, formerly of Scissor Sisters, on erotic Hollywood, video game sleuthing and unidentified flying objects

 

Jake Shears was born Jason Sellards in Arizona in 1978 and grew up in Washington before moving to New York, where he studied fiction writing at the New School. He’s best known as the co-lead singer of Scissor Sisters, with whom he released four albums between 2004 and 2012. His second solo album, Last Man Dancing, came out last year. Since September, Shears has been performing as the Emcee in Cabaret at the Playhouse in London (until 9 March). His debut podcast Queer the Music, in which he explores gamechanging queer anthems with guests including Rufus Wainwright and Self Esteem, launches on 30 January.

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