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Jamie Webster

19 November 2022

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People’s poet, Jamie’ Webster announces biggest ever show at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool and releases new single: Davey Kane

Liverpool’s vast, 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena will ring with the people-powered, street-savvy tales of truth and ambition sung by Jamie Webster on Sat 19 November 2022 as the high-charting singer-songwriter announces his biggest, ever live appearance. Evoking the melodic word storms of The La’s Lee Mavers and accepting Shack’s Mick Head’s seal of approval, Webster’s rise escalates at pace following his recent, jubilant lock-out at the city’s Guild Of Students. 

The next exciting stage in Webster’s rise follows a monumental year just gone, in which he hit the Top Ten with his debut album, We Get By and became the UK Official Folk Album Chart’s first, ever Number One artist.

Before the stampede for tickets, his faithful and ever-growing congregation of committed fans have been treated to Webster’s third single of the year, Davey Kane, finding the outspoken man of words and music shout for reform of the British criminal justice system.

The album opener, Davey Kane’s spaghetti western riff, loaded with retro tremolo before expanding into a bass-driven, string and piano-laden opus, confirms an altogether more ambitious version of Webster after his debut found just one man and his guitar wading into life’s injustices. Having seen young friends fall into the jaws of prison’s archaic environment and having the long shadow of the mistakes of their youth darken their adult years, Webster sings the life of Davey Kane from real-world observation.

A video for the track, soon-to-be unveiled, will feature fellow Liverpudlian leading light, the actor Jack McMullen, recently seen in BBC One drama Time. The results of a specially-arranged shoot at the city’s Bridewell Studios and directed by Kieran and Corey Riddiough promise an evocative portrayal of the track’s themes.

Of the track Webster says:“With the high level of crime and corruption in government and business, why are the working-class people the only ones who have to live in the shadows of their previous and, in most cases, petty crimes?Prisons in the UK have a “lock them up and throw away the key” mentality with no real effort made to change people’s situations. Davey Kane being locked in a cold and grey cell does neither him nor society any favours once he gets on the outside.”

Like the rest of the tracks from Moments, the single’s development at the legendary Rockfield Studios in the company of producer, Dave Eringa means that the message is borne on a wave of surging and emotive instrumentation.

A committed disciple of Boy Dylan and Liverpool forebears including The La’s, Webster went into writing and recording session for his second album with them still ringing in his ears, but also taking David Byrne and the doomed bliss of Laurel Canyon’s creative heyday along for the ride. With The Mamas and The Papas and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young ringing in his ears, the musical edges of Webster’s craft were honed and softened as the words grew wings.

2021’s earlier singles Days Unknown and Going Out tore into the streaming charts on release, continuing to demonstrate the weigh of feeling for Webster amongst those in the know, and set a steady course to Moments’ release on Fri 28 January 2022.

The news that Webster will ascend to arena status comes just weeks before he plays three SOLD OUT nights at the ornate, 2,000-capacityEventim Olympia this December. Now the soul-stirring, troubadour with a conscience goes up several gears as his second album, Moments, comes into view.

 

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Hospitality

  • One Night Only

    Liverpool Gin Lounge - £90 per person (includes premium ticket, exclusive Lounge seat,welcome drink, shared deli board).
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Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to M&S Bank Arena.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. M&S Bank Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted. 

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

From the south...

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

M&S Bank Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

This event uses the "Full Arena - Standing" configuration.This is a standard layout for M&S Bank Arena for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image.

Full Arena Standing End Stage

You can find more venue layout plans here.

Our new on-site temporary multi-deck car park is now open. There is plenty of parking nearby too, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.

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