TOM A. SMITH + Guests
7:30pm Friday 17th November, Bedford Esquires
“Meet Tom A Smith, now the wizened old age of 18, the indie-rock singer who is destined for great things…He makes sparkling, crunching indie-rock with the soul and melody of great pop tunes, present in tracks like Man Overboard and Could I Live With Being Fake. And the greatest thing about it all? The best is yet to come.” – OFFICIAL CHARTS – ONE TO WATCH
After returning earlier this year to deliver his new single “Little Bits”, which has since been supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Apple Music and many more, fast-rising Sunderland artist Tom A. Smith now looks to showcase his hometown with the track’s new video.
Filmed between two of Sunderland’s most illustrious venues, The Fire Station and Independent Sunderland, the new visuals for “Little Bits” not only give us a taste of Smith’s vibrant on-stage energy, but also showcase the electrifying ambience of grassroots venues in his hometown.
Speaking about the new video, he said, “I wanted to show what Sunderland had to offer so filming at two music venues The Fire Station and local grassroots venue Independent was really important to me. I think we’ve captured a load of the energy of a live performance too”
Tom’s picked up some great One To Watch in 2023 nods including BBC Introducing North East, Matt Wilkinson at Apple Music, the Daily Star who exclaimed – “Guitar music is back, alive and kicking with the likes of Sam Fender and Tom A Smith keeping it alive. Smith’s work so far has seen quality riffs, great vocal qualities and a strength in sound, scope and style that should hopefully steer him up the rising ranks. There is clear direction for his music and with a slot on BBC Music already, Smith could be seeing that rise flare up sooner rather than later. His work is tremendous, and the best place to start is Dragonfly.” and THIS FEELING’s Big in 2023 picks for GIGWISE who said Tom has ““Achieved more at 18 than most do in a lifetime, and he’s just getting started. An exceptional talent and human being.”
“Little Bits” follows an incredible whirlwind of live performances last year, including being selected by Elton John to join him at his British Summer Time show at Hyde Park, appearances at Glastonbury, Barn On The Farm, F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and opening Leeds Festival to more than 6000 music fans. He was also announced as Apple Music’s Up Next artist for September and Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Artist of the month.
Having already played a ton of gigs throughout the last two years, including supporting Courteeners, Miles Kane, Martha Hill, Vistas, Blondes, The Pale White, Eliza and The Bear, Gang of Youths, and Sunset Sons, as well as shows at The Great Escape and Neighbourhood Weekender, Tom A. Smith looks set to continue his busy live schedule throughout 2023 as well.
Support comes from Wax-Tree-Cast + Tom Abisgold
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