Interview: Jamie Talks Coming Home To Bath

Jamie Cullum

Jamie will be playing Bath Forum on the 23rd October as part of his Momentum tour. He recently spoke with Emma Dance from about his return to Bath Forum.

The night before I speak to jazz singer/songwriter Jamie Cullum, he was performing to a packed crowd on a beach in San Sebastian in Spain. A couple of days before that he was in the Czech Republic. That morning, Jamie’s woken in yet another country – Portugal – where he’ll be putting on another show the following evening.

“We left Spain at midnight last night,” says Jamie, sounding a bit sleepy. “We’ve got this big double-decker tour bus with a kitchen and everything and we travel through the night.

“Today we’re in Lisbon. It’s like a boys’ camping holiday.”

I have an image of a group of teenage boys spending chaotic nights under canvas, Inbetweeners style, and suggest that Jamie’s situation might be a bit more luxurious, if not glamorous.

“You haven’t seen inside,” he laughs.

I can’t imagine it’s that bad. After all, although most of his publicity pictures show him looking moodily down the camera lens, Jamie seems like the type of boy you could take home to meet your parents; the sort who would change his socks every day without being reminded.

For the past few months Jamie has been touring Europe, playing numerous gigs and festivals, but next month he will be returning to the UK after a well-earned break, to start his Momentum tour – his first UK tour in three years.

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