The son of legendary Joy Division and New Order bass pioneer Peter Hook, Jack began playing bass himself at the age of 12.
As well as always holding a desire to follow in his father's footsteps and become a musician, Jack was a diligent and keen student academically, excelling in modern foreign languages. Jack holds qualifications in French, Spanish and Italian, as well as having also studied Portuguese and Catalan.
Music was always Jack's main passion, and he played in various bands with his friends during his teenage years. In 2010, at the age of 20, Jack was asked by his father to join him on stage for a concert - it was then that Peter Hook & The Light was born. Despite initially only planning to play 1 show in Manchester to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' album, one sold out night quickly became two, and the band have been touring across the globe ever since.
To date, Jack has played over 600 live shows all around the world with Peter Hook & The Light - from Brazil to Mongolia, Australia to Japan, and everywhere else inbetween! The band have gained a reputation for high energy, 3 hour shows - please check out the press section for detailed reviews.
As well as performing with Peter Hook & The Light, Jack is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all the band's websites and social media. He also arranges and oversees the production and sales of all merchandise.
While playing with The Light, Jack has also shared the stage with many other established musicians who have appeared as guests at their live shows such as Billy Corgan, Perry Farrell, Mark Lanegan, Eric Avery, Moby, Tim Burgess & Tim Booth.
Billy Corgan's appearances in Chicago with The Light led to Jack being asked to join up with his band, The Smashing Pumpkins.
In 2018, Jack was bassist for the Smashing Pumpkins on their "Shiny And Oh So Bright" North American arena tour - a 40+ date trek across the US & Canada which was met with critical acclaim and featured sold out shows at Chicago’s United Center, the Forum in Los Angeles and New York City’s infamous Madison Square Garden. The tour then concluded with sold out shows in the UK & Italy.
2019 saw Jack tour extensively across Europe with The Smashing Pumpkins performing headline slots at several major festivals before embarking on his third North American tour with the band as part of a bill which also featured AFI & Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
In 2022, Jack toured extensively with The Smashing Pumpkins in the Spring in the US & Mexico before going back to playing with Peter Hook & The Light in the UK over the summer. In the fall of 2022, Jack embarked on the 'Spirits On Fire' tour with The Smashing Pumpkins which consisted of 34 dates across North America in prestigious venues such as a return to Madison Square Garden & the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Jack also played bass for the tour's special guests (and one of his favourite bands!) Jane's Addiction during their set in Phoenix, AZ.
While on tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, Jack has also performed live on major television & radio shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon twice, Jimmy Kimmel Live , The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden and Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio programme twice. To date, Jack has played almost 200 live shows with The Smashing Pumpkins.
Jack lives primarily in Manchester, UK but spends a lot of time in the US.