Jacob joined the band in the summer of 2011 after the retirement of founding bodhran player Bob Harke. Prior to joining the Kitchen, Jacob studied bodhran with joHn for three years. Jacob is a multiple medalist at the Midwest Fleadhs. In 2011, he placed second at the Midwest Fleadh in his age group (aged 14). That following summer, he travelled to Ireland to compete at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Cavan.
Jacob's bodhran is was by Mike Quinlan.