ake Pitts (born Jacob Mark Pitts; August 21, 1985) is an American guitarist, best known for being in the American rock band Black Veil Brides. He has been in the band since November, 2009.
Pitts was born in Idaho, United States to Mark and Carolyn Pitts. The song "Carolyn" was written by Black Veil Brides' frontman Andy Biersack about Jake's mother when she was going through her period.
He received his first guitar when he was 10 years old, but he put it away and didn't play it until 3 years later. He picked it back up when he began listening to Metallica, because he wanted to recreate their sound. He learned music and harmony theory from his mother, who was a classical pianist and composer. He is also influenced musically by rock and heavy metal artists such as Van Halen,Scorpions, All That Remains, Buckethead, Paul Gilbert, Mötley Crüe, and Metallica.He is a certified recording engineer and went to Los Angeles Recording School in 2006. Jake also skateboardsas a hobby, and while he was living in Malibu with one of his old bands, he would skate with them every day. His first skateboard was a World Industries board.