“It has all been quite strange, but it’s really amazing,” enthuses Jack, kicking his legs while sitting on a chair slightly too large for him. “I just love singing and I’ve always loved it. It’s like showing your emotions and it’s one of the things I most enjoy doing. Somebody else’s favourite thing might be to play cricket or football for their team and win their league, but my favourite thing is singing.”
But of course singing and football are by no means mutually exclusive in Liverpool – it was Liverpool FC fans who turned the Rodgers & Hammerstein song You’ll Never Walk Alone into possibly the world’s best-known terrace anthem, and young Jack has recorded his own version of this slice of hometown heritage for his new CD. His solo voice is backed up by the stirring tones of the massed tenors and basses from the choir of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, where he has been a chorister for the last three years.