Signed to Sony’s Relentless Records (home of Nadia Rose, Bryson Tiller and Professor Green), Tom Walker was born in Scotland and raised in Manchester.
Tom has spent the past few years honing his sound, part influenced by landing in a houseshare with twelve other musicians, all jamming together in their home-built, soundproofed studio. What has emerged from this environment is a distinctive, engaging sound that immediately conjures up comparisons with some of the seminal and brightest crossover singer/ songwriters to come out of the British Isles – Finley Quaye, Hozier and Ed Sheeran all spring to mind. Tom’s vocal has been described by Dan Cairns in the Sunday Times as bearing a resemblance to “Paulo Nutini’s sandpapered rasp and Amy Winehouse’s distinctive phonetics”.
2016 saw collaborations with Kojey Radical and Avelino, the latter of which lent his remixing talents to his own take of ‘Play Dead’ which saw support from both Annie Mac & MistaJam. ‘Play Dead’ also saw strong support from BBC Introducing in Manchester resulting in the track being added to the Radio 1 Playlist.
Tom’s debut EP ‘Blessing’, out now, features three new tracks written by Tom Walker and co-produced with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) alongside an alternative version of Play Dead and future hit in the making ‘Just You & I’ which has already had an astonishing 12 million streams. The EP shows the two sides to Tom Walker, the intimate stripped back side (as seen on lead track ‘Blessings’ and ‘Just You & I’) and the more up-beat, produced side on ‘Karma' and ‘Rapture'.
Earning his stripes playing gigs across the UK, including a sold out headline tour, Tom has also supported Jake Bugg, Maverick Sabre, and Gallant, which bolstered a number of festivals such as The Great Escape and Live At Leeds, British Summer Time in Hyde Park and Secret Garden Party. Having already found critical acclaim in the UK from tastemakers everywhere including Pigeons & Planes, Sunday Times and Clash as well as BBC Radio1, BBC 1Xtra and Beats1, Tom is beginning to make waves in the US having performed on the prestigious Today Show and played three sold out shows in LA and New York.