2023 is fast-becoming a big one for Tom Bright. Already, he’s performed at The London Palladium, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Celtic Connections, headlined John Kennedy’s iconic night The Remedy, toured the UK and been live in session on Radio X.
Since the release of his much-lauded second album ‘Legacy’ back in 2021, Bright has toured relentlessly, supporting the likes of Declan O’Rourke, William Prince, Richard Walters, The Bluetones & Callaghan, and performing at Glastonbury Festival & Secret Garden Party along the way.
In a career that’s seen him work with the likes of Mick Jones (The Clash) and Matt Johnson (The The), he can be found in Spotify’s Most Beautiful Songs in the World playlist and counts Guy Garvey (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (Radio X), Gary Crowley (BBC Radio London), Dean Jackson (BBC Introducing) and Lilian Smith (RTÉ Radio 1) as supporters. Tom will be back on the road this June, closing the run with a third Glastonbury appearance on Thursday 22nd.
“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).