The fifth trip to London in a couple of weeks, I was (very) lucky to catch Jack Savoretti play his long sold out Somerset House show on Friday evening. In such beautiful surroundings Jack and his incredibly stylish band looked totally at home as they're definitely getting used to playing to such huge crowds. In a set filled with tracks from his last two albums including the hits Catapult, Home and Written In Scars, Jack wowed the crowd and filled us all with a lot of hope and positivity in the midst of such dark times. Singing along constantly through the night, particular highlights for me were third album tracks such as The Proposal, Jack's solo performance of his cover of Nobody Cept You, an unreleased Bob Dylan track, and the lovely track Sweet Hurt (check my video of it below!) Funnily enough, the last two times I've seen Jack, I've been to Bella Italia beforehand, and both times they've played this track! The support set from Gizmo Varillas was a also a lot of fun and a great fit, check out a Sofar Sounds performance of his track Freedom For A Change here.
From first hearing Jack when his single Take Me Home (from the album Before The Storm) was released over four years ago, I've been a pretty big fan, and the success of his latest record Written In Scars fills me with so much pride and joy - so seeing Jackuge crowd was a great moment! It's also really heartwarming considering that Jack had all but given up on the industry after the release of his second album. Nights like Friday make me so appreciative that he fell back in love with music, and that the industry and music fans are giving him so much love in return. As well as being incredibly talented, he's also a really kind and deserving man!
I could easily watch Jack play live pretty regularly, and can't wait to see him play another huge London show at the Eventim Apollo on 9th November. Tickets for that show are available here, and with Jack mentioning being back in October/November, it sounded like a tour could definitely be on the cards! Particularly as Jack has since posted about the show on Instagram, saying that they'll be back on the road in October "with a new album" - the BEST news!