Set to be the sound of autumn and beyond, singer-songwriter Tom Bright is one to watch, Professional Player magazine spoke to the acclaimed musician to find out about his new album, his forthcoming tour and his passion for football.
Musician Tom Bright’s star continues to rise, and he is set to release his second album ‘Legacy’ on November 12th. From working with the likes of Mick Jones (The Clash) and award-winning music producer Ed Harcourt to playing at Glastonbury, Tom – a life-long Derby Country supporter continues to turn heads with his music.
Having attracted the attention of Elbow legend Guy Garvey, John Kennedy from Radio X and BBC Radio, Tom’s music has cemented him as one of the UK’s top singer-songwriters. ‘Legacy’ a follow up to his stunning debut album ‘Self-Service Checkout’ offers a more personal approach. Tom explains: ‘The first album was a very stripped back raw introduction to me. The songs were very character-based with a lot of storytelling. The new album is a bit more personal – there has been an evolution in sound really which then paves the way for the third album which is out next year”
‘I do believe that he’s got the credentials and the mentality to invigorate and inspire those guys to get out of this’
So far, he has released six stunning singles from the album and is set to release the final single from the album ‘Chip Off The Old Block’ a duet with Ed Harcourt which effortlessly demonstrates the pairs musical prowess and is a fine addition to a stellar album. He will be heading back into the Radio X studio to do a follow up live session on November 13th.
Tom will be showcasing his much-anticipated album on his forthcoming tour which starts on the 8th of November in Newcastle. Having not being able to tour his debut album in 2020 due to the global pandemic, Tom is itching to get back on tour. ‘I’m most looking forward to getting back to it properly and going to different cities, meeting new people, and seeing familiar faces. I can’t wait!”
‘As an ex-pub owner and keen footballer, he would run a coach to and back from the game for him and his customers’
As a Derby Country season ticket holder for many years, Tom is a passionate supporter of the club and is a huge fan of manager Wayne Rooney. As an ex-pub owner and keen footballer, he would run a coach to and back from the game for him and his customers. Reflecting on Derby’s season so far, Tom admits that it has been a tough season for them this year but praises the spirit of the players and Rooney’s capabilities as a manager.
‘I do believe that he’s got the credentials and the mentality to invigorate and inspire those guys to get out of this.” Would he like to hear his music played at Pride Park? ‘I would love that! For players to go out to one of my tracks – that’s a bucket list kind of thing so if there’s any Derby players or Rooney reading this, then let’s make this happen!
For information on his album and tour, go to tombright.co.uk and follow him on social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @TomBrightMusic
Photos | Paul Gallagher