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THE B-SIDE

Tom Walker (Epic U.S.; Relentless U.K.)
5/8/18

WHAT IT IS: The Glasgow-born, Manchester-raised multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter was named by BBC Sounds poll as one of 2018’s Top 15 U.K. acts to watch. Walker describes his music as “a mix between hip-hop, a tiny bit of blues and a bit of pop, with a splash of reggae.” The Blessings EP was released May 2017. Current single “Leave a Light On” reached platinum sales in Italy and Switzerland and gold in France and Germany.
ALBUM:
What a Time to Be Alive
RELEASE DATE:
TBA
SINGLE:
“Leave a Light On”
LIVE:
Just completed sold-out U.K. tour; sold-out Euro tour kicked off this April; U.S. and Canada tour announced; also fall U.K. and Euro tour
TV:
Good Day New York, BBC 2’s Glastonbury coverage June 2017, Today, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Rachael Ray
INTERNET:
150m+ Spotify streams, 6m+ monthly listeners; 40m+ views for official video; Shazam’s Emerging Artists for 2018
RADIO:
Impacted U.S. Hot AC on 1/22 and was #2 Most Added (currently Top 20 at the format; also spinning at Pop)
PRESS:
BBC Sound Long List of 2018, Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month, GQ (“Rising star”), MTV Brand New 2018, Wonderland, Clash, Metro, Evening Standard, Sunday Times Culture, NME (“Ed Sheeran meets James Bay”), The Times, Music Week, Daily Star, The Sun, more
BOOKING:
Olly Hodgson
, Sol Parker/CODA; Marty Diamond, Matt Galle/Paradigm
PUBLISHING:
UMPG
MANAGEMENT:
Simon King/Covert Talent