“His songs are catchy, his lyrics are a cutting social commentary on everything that he feels is wrong with modern life, and there’s a glint in his eye that wouldn’t look amiss had he uttered those immortal words, ‘don’t believe the hype'” – GIGWISE
Derbyshire-raised, London-based singer/songwriter Tom Bright is one of the most hard-working men in music. Once an 18 year-old pub landlord, now a touring artist, he has already worked and performed with some of the biggest names in the industry.
In 2017, Tom featured in The The’s multimedia project, ‘The Inertia Variations’, after being asked by Matt Johnson himself if he would do a version of ‘Love Is Stronger Than Death’ for the movie and album.
Around that same time, Tom was recording his debut songs, with Mick Jones (The Clash & Big Audio Dynamite) on production.
At the start of 2018, the first release ‘Schoolyard Crimes’ received national radio exposure across the UK’s best new music station BBC Radio 6. Singles ‘Tsunami of Suits’ and ‘Spiders’ followed – both lapping up more plaudits and press – Folk Radio UK branded him “the bard of the underbelly”.
Whilst simultaneously touring across Europe and UK constantly throughout 2018, Tom curated his own music festival in association with The Joe Strummer Foundation, called ‘Bright Fest’, and recorded three BBC Introducing radio sessions (London, Nottingham and Derby).
February 2019’s single ‘Storm in a Teacup’ saw It’s All Indie say “he’s got the swagger and writing prowess of Alex Turner… a beautiful new cut from Mr. Bright.”
Album one has just been recorded/produced by Ed Harcourt in May, and in June, he will perform Glastonbury Festival for the first time.
“A PEOPLE’S POET WITH THE LANGUAGE OF SONG RUNNING THROUGH HIS VEINS.” – WORDS FOR MUSIC
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Source: The Harrison website