Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti plays Nottingham’s Rock City on Friday November 11. STENCIL MD Andy Afford caught up with the tousle-haired troubadour for the Nottingham Post ahead of the release of fifth album, Sleep No More.

Here’s a teaser from that interview with the UK’s favourite Anglo -Italian….

It’s a Thursday in mid October in Nottingham and a full 18 months since Jack Savoretti last played our city. The previous show at a sold-out Rescue Rooms* coincided with the release of the singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album, the Top 10 selling Written In Scars. It was an odd show in February 2015. As the 33-year-old was quick to recall…

Q. I was at the show when you were last in town. It was an unusual one to say the least. Would you care to elaborate?

A. I was actually talking about this the other day, believe it or not, so it clearly made an impression on me. As I remember it, a drunk guy just wouldn’t shut up, would he? I tried everything. Played the song he requested. Everything. Was nice to him. Humoured him. Spoke to him nicely. But he wouldn’t stop. I guess it shows that gigs are memorable for all manner of reasons.

Q. You describe the new record as a concept album, what exactly do you mean by that?

A. I know that the term can be a bit of a no-no for people. But it does have those characteristics. I hate the term singer-songwriter and I guess that a concept album is a million miles away from the idea of a guy with a guitar or one sat at a piano. So in that. I think it’s a good thing. Modern albums can present as playlists, but I saw this one more like a photo album.

For the full interview visit the Nottingham Post website.

Jack Savoretti plays Nottingham’s Rock City on Friday, November 11. His new album, Sleep No More, drops October 28.