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Sitting between crumbling warehouses on the quayside of the Salisbury Dock, Webster hooked up with drummer, Jim Sharrock, for five special songs that purposely hark back to the Liverpool’s working-class past and musical heritage.
Filmed before the COVID-19 crisis hit, Jamie’s short film is reminiscent of The La’s most famous, live TV performance, running through their biggest, international hit, There She Goes, at the Albert Dock. The La’s hit the screens of local viewers in the North West of England, tuning in to Granada Reports in 1990, playing in front of the dramatic backdrop of the Mersey at twilight.
The release of the full Dockumentary comes after Jamie teased live performances from the docks of his popular singles Living For Yesterday and Something’s Gotta Give over recent weeks. The film’s track listing is completed with low-key, yet impassioned run-throughs of unreleased album tracks We Get By and The Joker, plus a cover of The La’s own Timeless Melody.
Humbled by comparisons to bands like both The La’s and Shack, Webster’s ‘heart on his sleeve’ approach to songwriting is reflected in an unashamed tribute, not only to a legendary moment in Liverpool music history, but to the history of the city itself as a place of industry, honest toil and a gateway to the world’s open seas.
The emergence of the full performance comes at the start of release week of his debut album, We Get By, available from Fri 21 August 2020 on Modern Sky.
Due to demand an extra four dates and another 4,000 tickets have gone onsale for Webster’s rescheduled and upgraded UK & Ireland Tour, due to take place over 13-dates around the UK in February and March 2021.
With some dates being rescheduled, meaning original tickets for shows in each location remain valid, the full list of upcoming Jamie Webster tour dates, including the newly announced shows are as follows:
Tickets for all forthcoming shows are available here.
Webster’s spirited live shows are famed for their electric, festival-like atmospheres with an energetic camaraderie between performer and audience crackling at close quarters. Completed by a full band, Webster now counts as comrades Lightning Seeds members Jim Sharrock (drums) and Tim Cunningham (bass) alongside Danny Murphy (guitars), who also backs Mick Head as a member of his Red Elastic Band.
A run of popular singles has supercharged the 26-year old ex-electrician’s popularity ahead of the release of his debut album. With lyrics rooted in Webster’s own working-class upbringing and personal experiences, the ex-electrician sings the hopes of anyone who still dreams of a better tomorrow.
Webster originally grew in renown for providing new soundtracks to Liverpool Football Club’s rising fortunes, playing to 60,000 fans attending the 2019 Champions League Final in Madrid and performing around the world, as far afield as Australia and Dubai.
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