Since the release of his much-loved second album ‘Legacy’ in 2021, Tom Bright has toured relentlessly throughout the UK, supporting the likes of Declan O’Rourke, William Prince, Richard Walters & Callaghan, and performing at Glastonbury Festival, Secret Garden Party & Celtic Connections.
He gained huge praise from Elbow legend Guy Garvey on BBC 6 Music, new music champion John Kennedy aired every release on his iconic Radio X show (hosting Tom for a live session the day after the album release), and he went on to land in Spotify’s New Music Friday & editorial playlist The Most Beautiful Songs in the World. Support stretched all the way up to Iain Anderson on BBC Scotland, across to Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 with Lilian Smith, and also came from long-term followers Gary Crowley (BBC London) & Dean Jackson (BBC Introducing).
“THE EXCELLENT TOM BRIGHT. I THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND!” – GUY GARVEY (BBC 6 MUSIC)“ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. HE ALWAYS DELIVERS!” – JOHN KENNEDY (RADIO X)
“A STAR IN THE MAKING” – DEAN JACKSON (BBC INTRODUCING)“UNMISTAKABLE” – GARY CROWLEY (BBC LONDON) “A FEARLESS ACOUSTIC TROUBADOUR WITH A VOICE LIKE SANDPAPER AND A HEART LIKE GOLD” – LOUDER THAN WAR “BARD OF THE UNDERBELLY” – FOLK RADIO UK “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT BRIGHT’S VOICE AND ATTITUDE THAT IS REMINISCENT OF A YOUNG ALEX TURNER” – GIGWISE
It’s really no surprise that Tom is turning all these heads. In a career that’s seen him work with the likes of Matt Johnson (The The) & The Clash’s Mick Jones, he has ploughed on against all odds.
For someone who was once the UK’s youngest pub landlord, Berlin-born, Derbyshire-raised Tom has so many unique stories, and now showcases an immense songwriting craft, armed with an upcoming third album (once again produced by Ed Harcourt, and mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios).
He closes 2022 by supporting The Bluetones on the road, then opens the new year with sold out London and Sheffield dates at Shepherd’s Bush Empire & The Lantern Theatre (with Ligabue and Ed Cosens respectively).