Fan’s Patience Rewarded as Jamie T Rocks The Academy

Jamie T

Following his triumph at the NME’s, Jamie T shows Dublin what he’s made of.

Fans had to wait three and a half months for this sold out show because the 24-year old singer from Wimbledon, South London, was forced to cancel his complete European tour. Last Autumn Jamie T suffered from laryngitis while touring in Australia but now the time has come to finish his UK tour and finally present his second album Kings & Queens, which is a mix of indie, hip hop and ska.

Just as he enters the Academy’s stage to the sound of his latest single, The Man’s Machine, you can feel the fan’s excitement. During the next 90 minutes the mainly male crowd, dressed in checked plaid shirts and track jackets just like Jamie T himself, have an amazing time. They dance, sing along with every word of their hero’s lyrics and hug each other during the ballad, Emily’s Heart.

Jamie T jokingly summons them to throw waste at him and his request is followed by the fans throwing their drinks. Throughout the concert he engages well with the crowd and takes revenge by showering beer over them. With his band The Pacemakers, Jamie T plays a well chosen mix of songs from his second album Kings & Queens, his 2007 debut Panic Prevention and several b-sides.

The songs are faster and more energetic because Jamie T and the Pacemakers are primarily a punk band when playing live. With the exciting encore Sticks and Stones and a final hilarious dance, no-one in the crowd doubts that the concert was worth the wait.

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