Sessions time again and a trip to Shoreditch earlier this week to check out Tom Figgins at The Sawmill.
At 19, working alongside producer Bob Cranham (whose previous artists included Newton Faulkner) he penned his debut EP Your Place from his bedroom. His second release Wake Up went on to achieve critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. This culminated in a chance meeting, and eventual management signing, with an industry stalwart in the shape of Nick Stewart: the man who signed U2 to Island Records.
Since then Tom can boast years of relentless gigging and song-writing as well as signing to Nick Stewart’s own record label of Man in the Moon Records. And he is still only 23 years old. Not for him, though, the ‘hipster hang out’ side of the industry – he is too musically mercurial and industrious to be bogged down with simply ‘being seen’ in the right places. Instead Tom has been developing and honing his sound in front of audiences the length and breadth of Britain, including collaboration at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe whereby he co-wrote and performed in The Duck Pond which also featured his track ‘Mother’. More recently he has been working in the studio with Matt “Urby Whale” Owens, bass player from Noah And The Whale.
You can hear two songs from Tom on the Imagesound Sessions, his new single ‘Giants Played in Woods Like These’ and ‘Let Your Roots Grow’, and you can hear Tom in Caffe Nero, Crowne Plaza, Marriot and Renaissance Hotels.
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