Just Jack didn't know Sir Elton John was a world famous and critically acclaimed musician when he first met him.
The 'Day I Died' singer was given advice from the pop legend - who helped him secure a management deal - when starting his career but insists he was never over-awed by the 62-year-old musician's worldwide celebrity status.
Jack said: "I didn't really see him as anything beyond a guy I met and had a little chat to. At the time, to be honest, I wasn't that aware of the breadth of his songwriting and hadn't heard that much of it when I was young."
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Elton John was so impressed with Just Jack's latest album 'All Night Cinema' he called him to praise his songwriting ability.
The pop superstar was so impressed with the British musician's latest album 'All Night Cinema' he called him to praise his songwriting skills.
The 33-year-old musician - real name Jack Allsopp - said: "He phoned me up and told me what his favourite songs were - 'The Day I Died' is one of them.
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The Rocket Man singer, who has previously cast Justin Timberlake and Robert Downey Jr. in his music videos, helped Just Jack add some star power to his promo clip for The Day I Died by calling on Nesbitt to film a cameo.
The singer - real name Jack Allsopp - explains, "I asked Elton if he knew anyone who'd be good for the role. After hearing the album, he said he had just the man."
And Nesbitt insists he jumped at the chance: "Elton called out of the blue and asked me to do it. You don't say no to him."
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Just Jack has revealed he wants to work with Blur frontman Damon Albarn in the near future.
The British rapper is a huge admirer of the eclectic musician - who as well as fronting Blur also masterminded animated band Gorillaz and started The Good, The Bad and The Queen with former The Clash bassist Paul Simonon - and would love to record a track with him.
He said: "I wouldn't mind do something with Damon, he's a great artist."
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British rapper Just Jack insists his mentor SIR Elton John never acted as his fairy godmother.
Jack, whose real name is Jack Allsopp, got his big break when the Rocket Man hitmaker became a fan of his early recordings and secured him a deal with his own management company, leading to the 32-year-old star signing a major record deal with Mercury Records in 2006.
But Allsopp is quick to point out that John's involvement was strictly for his love of music.
He says, "I tell people that he helped me out, and they always say, 'Like a fairy godmother?' No... like a music lover who likes to bring talent through."