Tom Walker (singer)

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Tom Walker
Born (1991-12-17) 17 December 1991 (age 26)
Glasgow, Scotland
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2015–present
LabelsRelentless Records
Websiteiamtomwalker.com

Tom Walker (born 17 December 1991) is a Scottish singer-songwriter who was born in Scotland and grew up near Manchester. He is signed with Sony Music's Relentless Records and released his debut single "Sun Goes Down" in March 2016. On 19 May 2017 he released an EP, Blessings, through Relentless Records. His most successful hit commercially is "Leave a Light On" in 2017.

Career[edit]

Walker has been honing his sound over the past couple of years and this is in some part influenced by sharing a house with twelve others, also musicians where they would jam together in their home-built studio.[1] He has also cited musicians such as John Mayer, Paolo Nutini and Angus Young (of AC/DC) as having an impact on him as an artist.[2] At the end of 2015, Walker signed with Relentless Records.

Walker was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month appearing on NBC's Today show with Kathie Lee Gifford where he performed live his hit "Just You and I".[3] The song has accumulated over 29 million Spotify streams.[4] His follow-up single is "Blessings", the title track from his debut EP Blessings EP.[5] On 13 June 2017, Walker released the single "Heartland", co-written and produced by Naughty Boy. Walker has described the meaning behind the track as a reference to temptation getting the better of you and the consequences of those actions.[6][7] On 22 August 2017, the single was added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist.[8]

In mid-2017, Walker was named as one of the new additions to the BBC Radio 1 Brit List, alongside other rising British talent such as Stefflon Don and J Hus.[9]

Walker has played sell-out tours and support slots for artists like George Ezra, Gallant and Jake Bugg.[10] On 28 September, Walker began his US tour, in Connecticut, supporting The Script.[8]

On 13 October 2017, Walker released his single "Leave a Light On" on Relentless Records. The single was co-written and produced by Steve Mac (Clean Bandit's "Symphony", P!nk's "What About Us", Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You").[11] The track was also featured on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist around the world and Walker was featured as the cover image for New Music Friday Germany.[12][13] The music video for "Leave a Light On" was produced by Charles Mehling (Paolo Nutini, Olly Murs, The Script) and filmed in Croatia.[11][14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
What a Time to Be Alive
  • Release Date: 1 March 2019
  • Label: Relentless
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Blessings[15]
  • Released: 19 May 2017
  • Label: Relentless
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[16]
AUS
[17]
AUT
[18]
BEL
(FL)

[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
NL
[23]
ITA
[24]
SWI
[25]
"Sun Goes Down"
(featuring Kojey Radical)
2016 Non-album singles
"Fly Away with Me"
"Play Dead" Blessings
"Just You and I" 2017 Blessings and What a Time to Be Alive
"Blessings"
"Rapture" Blessings
"Heartland" Non-album single
"Leave a Light On" 7 20 2 2 1 8 25 10 8 3 What a Time to Be Alive
"My Way" 2018
"Angels"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Where the Heart Is"[27] 2017 The HeavyTrackerz, Mikill Pane Odyssey "a Musical Journey"
"Human"[28] 2018 dodie Human
"Walk Alone"[29] 2019 Rudimental Toast to Our Differences

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INTERVIEW: Tom Walker – Welcome to UK Music Reviews". www.ukmusicreviews.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Tom Walker Talks About All Things Music – Interview – Mosh". hitthefloor.com. 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Meet Scottish singer-songwriter Tom Walker, Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month". TODAY.com.
  4. ^ "Just You and I". Spotify. 7 April 2017.
  5. ^ "TOM WALKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE "BLESSINGS" TODAY! – Epic Records". Epic Records. 28 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Heartland". 13 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Tom Walker – Heartland". Inflyte.
  8. ^ a b "News". Covert Talent Management.
  9. ^ Homewood, Ben (21 July 2017). "Stefflon Don, J Hus and Tom Walker make Radio 1's Brit List, station boss hails 'stellar year' for UK talent". MusicWeek.
  10. ^ "Featured artist: Tom Walker – M Magazine". 4 September 2017.
  11. ^ a b http://indiecentralmusic.com/2017/10/23/tom-walker-releases-leave-a-light-on/
  12. ^ "Covert Talent Management on Instagram: "A very special NMF for @iamtomwalker single 'Leave A Light On' co-written and prod by @rokstoneprod. Huge shout out @spotify for all the..."". Instagram.
  13. ^ "Spotify – New Music Friday 10/13/17".
  14. ^ "Tom Walker". facebook.com.
  15. ^ "Blessings - EP by Tom Walker". Apple Music.
  16. ^ "Tom Walker > Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  17. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Discographie Tom Walker – austriancharts.at". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Discographie Tom Walker – ultratop.be/nl". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Discographie Tom Walker – lescharts.com". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Discographie Tom Walker – offiziellecharts.de". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Discography Tom Walker – irish-charts.com". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  23. ^ "DISCOGRAFIE Tom Walker – dutchcharts.nl". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Discography Tom Walker (Singles) - italiancharts.com". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Discographie Tom Walker – hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  26. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Tom Walker" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Odyssey "a Musical Journey" by TheHeavyTrackerz". iTunes (UK). 25 August 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  28. ^ "Human by dodie". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  29. ^ "Toast to Our Differences by Rudimental". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 15 October 2018.

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