Tom A. Smith – Weirdo

Young, sweet catchiness!

Sunderland-based newcomer Tom A. Smith, despite his teenage years, has already achieved extraordinary milestones that surpass the accomplishments of most artists in their entire careers. His journey began when he played his first gig at the tender age of eight, supporting local psychedelic rockers Detroit Social Club at the renowned Newcastle venue, The Cluny. Before even entering secondary school, Tom had the incredible opportunity to perform at Glastonbury and was personally selected by Tim Burgess to play on his stage at Kendal Calling, making him the youngest performer in the festival’s history. Additionally, he has shared the stage with local hero Sam Fender and Catfish & The Bottlemen, while providing support for other emerging Northern acts like The Lathums and The Mysterines.

Tom A. Smith‘s self-uploaded performances have garnered him a dedicated following, including recognition from influential figures in the rock and roll world. After David Bowie’s passing, Iman, Bowie’s widow, shared Tom‘s rendition of Bowie’s “Lazarus” online, remarking on the emotional impact it had on her. During one of his videos, Blossoms spotted Tom in the crowd and invited him backstage, while the notoriously discerning Morrissey chose Tom‘s cover of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” as his walk-on music during a recent US tour. Esteemed musicians such as Nile Rogers, Tim Booth of James, and indie legends The Coral, among others, have also shared footage of Tom‘s performances worldwide.

Fresh from receiving an overwhelming wave of support for his latest single “Little Bits,” which garnered airtime on prominent radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, Radio X, and Absolute Radio, as well as on popular TV shows like Sunday Brunch or MTV Gonzo, Tom A. Smith is now thrilled to unveil the details of his latest collection, “EP3“, along with the exhilarating new single, “Weirdo“.

Although Tom has consistently embraced a determined indie-rock aesthetic, his newest single, “Weirdo“, takes a more playful approach to its influences. Drawing inspiration from the 80’s New Romantics movement, this fresh release effortlessly aligns with the grander and more vibrant stages that Tom has been gracing in his recent performances.

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