“Every kid wants to be a footy player growing up,” says Jamie, 25. “I was no different, but I always liked music and sang. So when I was about 14 and realised football wasn’t happening, I thought, I want to get into music, big time.”
Inspired by working-class heroes, Jamie credits Liam Gallagher as an early influence.
“I was too young for the Brit-Pop thing but Oasis fascinated me. When I read John Lennon was a big influence on Liam, I got into Lennon as well. Liam’s voice just made me want to sing. His presence on stage and how he could hold an audience.”
Like the Gallagher’s, Jamie learnt to sing on the terraces with his beloved Liverpool FC, and his obvious vocal talent didn’t go unnoticed.