Tom Gregory (singer)

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Tom Gregory
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Born
Thomas Gregory

(1995-11-10) 10 November 1995 (age 26)
Blackpool, England
OccupationSinger, songwriter
Years active2013–present

Thomas Gregory (born 10 November 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. He released his album Heaven in a World So Cold in 2020.

Early life[edit]

Tom Gregory was born in Blackpool, England. During his childhood, he notes that some of his biggest idols are Keane, The La's, OneRepublic and Phoenix, referring to the latter as "One of the best French groups from the last twenty years". These musical inspirations Gregory acclaims to the records given to him by his father, and started his complete obsession with music. Growing up on the outskirts of Blackpool, opportunities presented little more than listening to handed down CDs and writing songs in his bedroom; something that the young singer says helped him to learn his craft. He completed his formal school education in the local independent Rossall School.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2013, Gregory appeared in the second season of The Voice UK but did not make it to the final stages. This failure however did not weaken him, and eventually encouraged the young Brit to pursue a full time career.

In 2015, and years after his knock back on The Voice, he appeared in the popular BBC series The A Word, a drama based on the family dynamics of raising an autistic child. He played the role of Luke Taylor, the boyfriend of Rebecca Hughes and half sister of the main character. Gregory sites that this role was crucial in his singing career as it allowed him to earn extra money in order to fund his music.

After a few years of working part time jobs and travelling around the UK and Germany, he was eventually picked up by German indie record label Kontor Records. He went on later that year to release his first single "Run to You". The track became an instant success and soon reached over 20 million streams, and secured a top 30 chart position on radio. After gathering momentum touring in Germany, he then released five more singles, did two more tours throughout Germany and supported A-ha in 2018.

In 2020, after previous success with his song "Small Steps", his single "Fingertips" reached the Top 40 Official Charts in Austria and Germany. It also became his most successful solo release, peaking at number 1 on the Official German Radio Chart, number 5 in the Official French Radio Chart and currently gathering over 100 million streams.

His debut album, Heaven in a World So Cold was released on 18 September 2020. As well as amassing more than 350 million streams to date, various singles from the album have since gone on to credit 8 gold and 2 platinum award certifications across 5 countries.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Certification
FRA
[2]
GER
[3]
SWI
[4]
Heaven in a World So Cold 2020 99 35 80
Things I Can't Say Out Loud 2021 67

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Album
AUT
[5]
BEL
(Fl)

[6]
BEL
(Wa)

[7]
FRA
[2]
GER
[3]
POL
[8]
SWI
[4]
"Run to You" 2017 Heaven in a World So Cold
"Losing Sleep" 2018
"Honest"
"Small Steps" 2019
"Fingertips" 2020 24 47*
(Ultratip)
72 33 49
"Never Let Me Down"
(with Vize)
4 16*
(Ultratip)
26*
(Ultratip)
192 8 1 12
"Rather Be You" 49
[9]
53
"River" 2021 32 36 33 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Piano Academy". Rossall School. Rossall School. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Top Singles (Week 41, 2020)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Discographie von Tom Gregory". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Discographie Tom Gregory". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Discographie Tom Gregory". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Discographie Tom Gregory". Belgian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Discographie Tom Gregory". Belgian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  8. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:
  9. ^ "Top Singles (Week 6, 2021)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 15 February 2021.

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