Jack Allsopp aka Just Jack, first emerged in 2003 with his critically acclaimed debut album, The Outer Marker. Released on a small independent label - under the guidance of Cathal Smyth from Madness – the album showcased what would become Jack’s trademark razor sharp lyricism over laid-back beats.
His mainstream breakthrough came in 2007 with the album ‘Overtones’ (Mercury Records), featuring the Ivor Novello nominated hit, Starz In Their Eyes. This was followed by All Night Cinema in 2009 which produced the hits The Day I Died and Embers.
With the arrival of his daughter in 2010, Jack took a break from touring and taught songwriting on a degree course in Brighton. Over this period he released four well-received EPs (on Elton John’s Rocket Records) and, under the pseudonym ‘Name One’, contributed vocals to a series of underground house tracks.
Jack released his fourth LP ‘What We Did Today’ independently, through his own Nearly Native Records in 2017. Moving into new lyrical territory, the record tells stories of childhood crushes, failing marriages, dealing with your kids when hungover, the post-apocalypse, and being way too old to be strip-searched at a festival! The album was supported with two tours in 2018, including a sold out show at Les Etoiles in Paris. In the same year Jack featured on the song, ‘Seize The Day’ by UK Hip Hop pioneers The Herbaliser.
The ‘Laughing And Crying’ EP followed in 2019 featuring the stand-out single ‘For H’, which was remixed by Patawawa and St Luna earlier this year.
Jack’s latest singles ‘Long Grass’ and ‘Trouble To Share’ have been featured on 16 Spotify editorial playlists combined, including back-to-back New Music Friday UK adds.
He’s currently working on his fifth studio album.