Gemma Reilly, VP, UK marketing at BMG, has told Music Week that Jack Savoretti’s Wembley show will be an “emotional moment”.
The singer-songwriter scored his first No.1 album with Singing To Strangers earlier this year. It has sales of 82,065, according to the Official Charts Company.
“I’ve been working with Jack since my first project,” said Reilly. “When I joined BMG, Written In Scars  was the first [album] I worked on. It was nice to conclude my time as a marketing manager [before being promoted this month] with that album and a No.1, it was amazing. No one deserves it more than him, he’s an absolute joy to work with, he works really hard.
“Jack Savoretti is a great flagship development artist for us. Having worked now for five years across three albums, it shows what we can do in that world.”
Whenever he steps on TV, we get a really great sales spike
It follows No.1 albums for BMG last year by Kylie and The Prodigy.
The Savoretti LP remains in the Top 30 as he wraps up his UK tour. Recent TV promotion includes Lorraine Kelly’s and Sara Cox’s ITV shows.
“It’s still flying, we’ve got a plan all the way up to the end of the year, we’re continuing to push this and we’ve got high hopes in terms of unit sales,” said Reilly. “Whenever he steps on TV, we get a really great sales spike, his album is really responsive to any form of promotion and particularly TV.”
Savoretti has already lined up an autumn tour, which concludes at the Hull Bonus Arena on November 22. His current tour concludes with that big show at SSE Arena, Wembley (May 31).
“It’s an amazing moment, he’s so excited, it has sold phenomenally well and he can’t wait,” said Reilly. “He’s obviously nervous, but excited – it will be a very emotional moment once we’re all there.”