Scottish born, Manchester raised singer Tom Walker has been chosen as one of the 16 artists on the BBC's Sound Of 2018 long-list, announced today (Nov 27) and chosen by 170+ music industry experts.
The daily countdown of the Top 5 will begin on BBC Radio 1 on Monday 8 January 2018 and the winner will be announced live on air by Annie Mac in Clara Amfo’s show from 10am on Friday 12 January 2018.
Tom's current single 'Leave A Light On' is playlisted by the station, as was his previous single Heartland.
The BBC nod comes hot on the heals of MTV announcing Tom as one of their Brand New artists for 2018, YouTube's 'Artist On The Rise' recommendation and a nomination for Best UK Newcomer at the Scottish Music Awards. Tom will perform at the latter event in Glasgow this Saturday 2nd December.
Tom is currently on a sold-out UK tour and has announced more dates for March 2018:
Sun 18 - Exeter, Cavern
Mon 19 - Southampton, Engine Rooms
Wed 21 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 22 - Bristol, Thekla
Fri 23 - Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
Sat 24 - Brighton, The Haunt
Mon 26 - Norwich, Arts Centre
Tue 27 - London, Koko
Wed 28 - Manchester, Gorilla
Thu 29 - Glasgow, Oran Mor
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It’s been quite the year for Glasgow born, Manchester raised, singer/songwriter who’s making his mark all over the globe:
‘Leave A Light On’ is about to go top 20 in Italy, ‘Just You & I’ hit 22 in the US Hot AC Chart and he’s on the Radio 1 Brit List.
Tom has over 60 million streams so far thru previous singles: ‘Heartland’ co-written and produced with Naughty Boy, his breakout track ‘Fly Away With Me’ and the evocative ‘Blessings’ which he played live on BBC2’s Glastonbury coverage.
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