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…If you never heard (of) him before, you would swear that Jack Savoretti had timed his arrival on the British Music Scene to perfection”
– Peter Lester (BBC MUSIC)
If ever a record label came together and decided to combine the laid back ruggedness of Kip Moore, the raspy tone of Jon Bon Jovi and the very familiar eternally contemplative pose that could only compete with that of Sir William Wordsworth, together with his own unique folk approach and handsome face – not to mention the mild resemblance to a younger very well known Hollywood actor who shan’t be mentioned (Hint: Iron Man) – that label would almost certainly arrive at Jack Savoretti.
The Italian English acoustic singer songwriter Jack Savoretti, born in the UK and brought up in London to later return after having lived in Europe and L.A., is the embodiment of the adage with hard work and dedication you will eventually reap the fruits of your labour. Jack Savoretti’s path to success was somewhat of a jagged path, where dreams collapsed before any success could materialise. All the while the nurturing of a very distinctive talent was shaping.
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…Packed full of soul and intelligent lyrics, this is a truly beautiful album
– Hannah Dun (Red)
After years of hurtling through the rocky roads of the entertainment industry Savoretti continued to believe in his ultimate goal and his debut album in 2007 ‘Between The Minds’ managed to reach the UK Indie Charts, though it struggled to reach further heights. Albeit the solo artists follow-up album ‘Before The Storm’ – “Packed full of soul and intelligent lyrics, this is a truly beautiful album” Hannah Dunn (Red: Read Full Piece Here). Peter Lester stating “If you never heard (of) him before, you would swear that Jack Savoretti had timed his arrival on the British Music Scene to perfection” (BBC Music Review Read Full Piece Here) – went on to gain the recognition Savoretti rightly deserved.
Savoretti’s current album ‘Written In Scar’ indicates that the years of hard work finally have begun to present themselves in a substantial way. The album has been depicted as in a league of that worthy to contend with the likes of George Ezra and Paulo Nutini. Taken from ‘Written In Scar’, ‘Tie Me Down’ is the brilliant folk song that after hearing the verse ‘when the lows get too heavy I must teach myself to climb’ the listener can begin to hear the lessons from a thought-filled experienced man. Receiving 4 stars from The Independent and with tracks like The Hunger and Fight ‘Til The End, the entire album showcases Savoretti’s experience beyond his years.
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It is not enough to generically review Savoretti’s material, each song has to be listened to from an individual perspective, as each song on the album will convey different emotive responses depending upon the listener and their individual experiences. It is however safe to say that John Savoretti’s rise to fame was well worth the wait.