Jamie T plays final Shockwaves NME Awards Show

This year's Best Solo Artist celebrates with hometown gig

The final evening of Shockwaves NME Awards Tour was brought to a spectacular finish by South Londoner Jamie T at Hammersmith Palais tonight (March 2).

Gracing the stage at precisely 9.30pm, Jamie T treated the hoards of loyal fans who turned up in record numbers to a plethora of hits from his debut album ‘Panic Prevention’.

The collective heat from the crowd for palpable as the singer, who was named Best Solo Artist at last night’s Shockwaves NME Awards (March 1), greeted the audience.

“Hello, how’s it going Palais?” he asked, “Lovely to be back in London. I’m Jamie T.”

Needing no further introduction, the singer launched into ‘Dry Off Your Cheeks’, chucking water into the crowd as the bouncing gig goers lapped up the sounds, included ‘Operation’, ’So Lonely Was The Ballad’, ‘If You’ve Got The Money’ and ‘Calm Down Dearest’.

“So, the Palais is getting shut down,” Jamie T announced to a chorus of boos from the floor. “It’s my first time playing here so I’m just happy to get the chance.”

The moment was marked by a solo set as Jamie T treated fans to ‘Back In The Game’ and ‘Livin Wiv Betty’ before he was rejoined by his backing band for a beat-fuelled rendition of ‘Salvador’.

Surprise guest of the night was Larrikin Love’s Ed Larrikin, who appeared on stage, umbrella in hand, to add vocals to standout track of the night, ‘Sheila’.

“I’m gonna go home now and listen to Tori Amos,” Jamie T joked before covering Billy Bragg’s classic ‘A New England’.

Jamie T played:

‘Dry Off Your Cheeks’


‘Ike N Tina’

‘If You Got The Money’

‘Northern Line’

‘Back In The Game’

‘Livin Wiv Betty’

‘Alicia Quays’

‘So Lonely Was The Ballad’


‘Calm Down Dearest’



‘A New England’

‘Calm Down Dearest’

‘Brand New Bass Guitar’

Earlier the night had been kicked off by support bands The Turncoats and The Little Ones.

Read more now about Jamie T‘s win at the Shockwaves NME Awards and watch our broadband broadcast of the night by going to NME.COM/Awards now.