“Bard of the underbelly” - Folk Radio UK
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) and Dirty White 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.
Whilst simultaneously touring across Europe and his own country constantly throughout 2018, Tom curated his own music festival in association with The Joe Strummer Foundation, called ‘Bright Fest’. He closed his latest UK tour with three BBC Introducing radio sessions (London, Nottingham and Derby).