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Tom Walker - New Artist
13th May 2017
Tom Walker is a Scottish born but Manchester raised singer-songwriter who has just released his rather brilliant ‘Blessings’ EP. Walker is a self-taught instrumentalist who attended the ‘London College of Contemporary Music’, after which he lived in a house share with twelve other musicians. Walker described this as a musical hub which could go part of the way to explain his sound. While it is rooted in a classic singer song-writer style there are hip-hop and reggae influences which differentiate him from his peers. In particular, his vocals have a distinctive inflection which keeps you hooked to his music. ‘Blessings’ demonstrates a ranges of variations on Walker’s sound. ‘Just You & I’ and the title track are more intimate songs being mostly acoustic affairs where as ‘Karma’ and ‘Rapture’ are massive soulful anthems, with Walkers voice be backed by a varied instrumentation. Walker’s music offers both accessibility and depth, a potent combination which will surely lead him to success.
Check out the video for 'Fly Away With Me' below!