He’s been a symphonic Coalfield crooner, a country and western cowboy, and everyone’s favourite pantomime dame.
But now the Lamproom Theatre’s inimitable Jack Land Noble goes back to his roots, bringing the sounds of the Emerald Ireland to Barnsley with a one-off performance of his new solo album, Jacky & His Celtic Soul, on Saturday 25th June.
Inspired by a rich family history of Irish descent, self-taught singer-songwriter Jack has been working on new solo material since last August to add to his multi-faceted musical ability. His new record is a ten track compilation of original Irish folk and country songs, laced with strong elements of R&B, Northern soul, funk and rockabilly; creating a truly unique fusion of traditional and modern Celtic music.
Though not strictly a concept album, Jack says his latest work links together with an overall ‘emerald tinge.’ Blending melancholy ballads with unforgettable foot-tappers, the work has influences of Irish folk greats such as Van Morrison, Gilbert O’Sullivan and Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners.
Jack has worked with some of Yorkshire’s finest session musicians, adding originality and iconic instrumentation to his songs. At the live performance at the Lamproom in June, it will be the first time all such players plus Jack have performed together on stage, promising an evening of all-out musicianship.
The finished LP has been co-arranged and produced by Jack’s musical partner from The Coalfield Symphony, Robert Cooper. The songs were recorded at Studio 5B Barnsley in Autumn 2021, then mixed and mastered by Rob while Jack was away for panto season in Milton Keynes – performing alongside Ashley Banjo and Diversity.
A true showman at heart, the ‘Jacky & His Celtic Soul’ LP has a prologue and epilogue which adds another dimension to the listening experience. Jack’s parents are part of the Northern Clubland fabric, so it was only fitting that his newest work tells the story of the northern soundscape. Listeners will feel like they’re at a Working Men’s Club, as Jack – in the guise of concert secretary – welcomes us into his distinctive ‘Celtic Soul’ world.
Tickets for Jacky & His Celtic Soul are on sale now for £18 via the Lamproom website or by calling the box office on 01226 200075.
The album will be available to download on Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify from Friday 3rd June. Physical CD copies of the album, in addition to limited edition vinyl 45s will also be available via social media and at the concert itself.
For more information about upcoming events at the Lamproom, visit www.barnsleylamproom.com