TOM A. SMITH RETURNS WITH HIS POWERFUL NEW SINGLE “FADING AWAY”

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PRAISE FOR TOM A. SMITH

“I think he is going to be a big star”. – SIR ELTON JOHN

“Go on Tom A Smith, this boy just keeps getting better and better” – JACK SAUNDERS (BBC RADIO 1)

This is Tom A. Smith and Little Bits, really good this.” – (Jordan North, BBC Radio 1)

New Bangers Playlist – ‘Never Good Enough‘ – NME

When most of us get to 18, we’re only just getting ready to start on life proper. Not Tom A Smith- he’s been playing gigs since he was knee-high to a bassist, and it shows“. – DORK

There’s an age-old rule about working for 10,000 hours before you truly master something. Now, we can’t verify if that’s true or not, but prodigal songwriter Tom A. Smith must surely have clocked up 10,000 hours before he was even in his teens.” –  CLASH

A restless rocky anthem to freedom from the Sunderland teenager who penned more than 150 songs during lockdown.” THE TIMES (Best New Tracks, ‘Dragonfly’)

While he may be in the primary stages of his career, it is fair to say that Smith’s irresistible blend of visual mastery and explosive sound make him one to watch.” – WONDERLAND


After recently releasing his third EP, ‘EP3’, which featured the singles “Little Bits“, “Like You Do“, and “Weirdo“, earlier this year, all of which found airtime on BBC Radio 1, Radio X, and Absolute Radio, as well as on-air support on Sunday Brunch, MTV Gonzo, Soccer AM and MOTD X, Tom A. Smith is back with a bang once again as he delivers his powerful new single “Fading Away“.

Produced by Hugo White (The Maccabees), “Fading Away” could end up going down as his most passionate and anthemic release to date. Bringing back more of that heartfelt emotion he has been developing since he first emerged, this new offering is a broad and shimmering return, brimming with euphoric textures throughout.

The new track also comes accompanied by a heart-warming video made up of footage of Tom shot over 10 years ago when he was the ripe old age of nine, having been inspired by watching Interstellar one too many times. Filmed at Blast Beach in Durham where some scenes from Alien 3 were filmed, it adds a charming angle to an already tantalising listen.

Adding about the new track, he said, “I wrote this song in a completely different way than I usually do and everything just flowed so beautifully that the demo and everything was completed in under 5 hours. I love space and think the whole thing had a classic vibe. The double meaning of the lyrics and everything works really well for me. To get Hugo White to produce it was fate I think. I think he’s a genius and it was such an enjoyable process. It stays really faithful to the original demo but as soon as he got his hands on it, it became massive.”

His recent EP ‘EP3‘ follows an incredible whirlwind of live performances throughout the last 18 months, including being selected by Elton John to join him at his British Summer Time show at Hyde Park, appearances at Glastonbury in 2022 and 2023 (Left Field stage and Strummerville), BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee, F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, opening Leeds Festival to more than 6000 music fans, The Great Escape and Neighbourhood Weekender and not to mention supporting Courteeners, Miles Kane, James, Ten Tonnes, Billy Bragg, DMA’s, Vistas, The Pale White, Eliza and The Bear, Gang of Youths, whenyoung, Cat Empire, and Sunset Sons to name a few!

Currently on the road supporting Hard-Fi on a 13-date UK tour, Tom A Smith also embarks on an extensive two-month headline tour of his own, his largest to date! A number of the shows are already sold out and the first night in the 600 cap Sunderland Fire Station sold out in record time, prompting a second night which is now also almost sold out. See below for the full list of upcoming dates. Tickets on sale HERE


OCTOBER 2023 supporting Hard-fi

Fri 13 BIRMINGHAM 02 INSTITUTE – *LOW TICKETS
Sun 15 BRISTOL 02 ACADEMY
Mon 16 OXFORD 02 ACADEMY
Tue 17 BRIGHTON CHALK – SOLD OUT
Thu 19 NORWICH UEA
Fri 20 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY – *LOW TICKETS
Sat 21 LONDON TROXY- *LOW TICKETS

NOVEMBER

Sat 4 NORTHAMPTON TOWN TAKEOVER
Sun 5 GLASGOW SWG3 POETRY CLUB
Mon 6 EDINBURGH SNEAKY PETE’S
Wed 8 YORK THE FULFORD ARMS
Thu 9 HULL ADELPHI
Fri 10 BARNSLEY THE GARRISON NEW DATE
Sat 11 SHEFFIELD SIDNEY & MATILDA – SOLD OUT
Sun 12 LEEDS HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB – *LOW TICKETS
Tue 14 LIVERPOOL KAZIMIER STOCKROOM
Wed 15 NOTTINGHAM THE CHAMELEON – *LOW TICKETS
Thu 16 LEICESTER DUFFY’S – *LOW TICKETS
Fri 17 BEDFORD ESQUIRES
Sat 18 PLYMOUTH THE JUNCTION
Sun 19 EXETER THE CAVERN
Tue 21 BRIGHTON KOMEDIA STUDIO
Wed 22 SOUTHAMPTON HEARTBREAKERS
Thu 23 OXFORD THE BULLINGDON
Fri 24 CARDIFF CLWB IFOR BACH
Sun 26 BRISTOL THE LOUISIANA
Mon 27 BIRMINGHAM SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
Tue 28 ST ALBANS THE HORN
Wed 29 LONDON CAMDEN ASSEMBLY

DECEMBER

Fri 1 MARGATE OLBY’S SOUL CAFE
Sat 2 GUILDFORD BOILEROOM
Sun 3 TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM
Mon 4 CAMBRIDGE THE BLUE MOON
Tue 5 NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
Wed 6 MANCHESTER THE LODGE @ THE DEAF INSTITUTE – SOLD OUT
Thu 7 MIDDLESBROUGH EMPIRE
Fri 8 SUNDERLAND THE FIRE STATION – SOLD OUT
Sat 9 SUNDERLAND THE FIRE STATION – *LOW TICKETS

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Despite still being a teenager, Sunderland-based newcomer Tom A. Smith has already achieved more than most artists do in a lifetime. He played his first ever gig aged just eight, supporting local psychedelic rockers Detroit Social Club at legendary Newcastle venue The Cluny, performed at Glastonbury before he was even in secondary school, and Tim Burgess handpicked him to play his stage at Kendal Calling, making him the festival’s youngest ever performer. He has played live with local hero Sam Fender and Catfish & The Bottlemen, as well as supported other Northern acts on the rise like The Lathums and The Mysterines.

Tom A. Smith’s self-uploaded performances have won him fans amongst rock and roll royalty. The week David Bowie passed, Bowie’s widow Iman shared Smith’s cover of Bowie’s Lazarus online, commenting on the emotional impact of Smith’s rendition. Blossoms recognised him from one of his videos as he was watching them from the crowd and invited him backstage, while Morrissey – not a man known to lavish praise or endorsements on others – played Smith’s cover of Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want as his walk on music on a recent US tour. Nile Rogers, James frontman Tim Booth, indie legends The Coral, and many more besides have shared footage of his performances across the globe.

“It’s never normal. Every single time it happens it’s surreal,” reflects Smith on the countless pinch-me moments of his career so far. “Music is always what I wanted to do. I just fell in love with it. I asked for guitar lessons when I was four. It’s all I’ve ever known.”Having achieved so much so soon you might think Smith would be content to rest on his laurels a bit. Been there, done that sort of thing; fire up the PS5 and tell your mates about that time you played Glastonbury. All his achievements so far have done though is to stoke Smith’s creative fire and make him want to achieve more as an artist, a performer and a songwriter.


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