Next Driftwood Sessions on 5th February

After a Christmas and New Year’s break the next Driftwood Sessions will be on Wednesday 5th February 2014.   2014… let’s hope it’s a good year for all of us.   It’s going to be a great night as always this time featuring singer-songwriters, Gitta de Ridder and Stephen Hodd, a must see and a great start to the Driftwood 2014 season.  As ever book your tables early, this will be well attended. 

 

New EP “Snapshots of Reality” release date confirmed as 1st August 2013

We are pleased to announce that Tom’s new EP, “Snapshots of Reality” will be officially released on 1st August 2013, after which it will be available on iTunes, Spotify and all good online stores.

Building on the success of the debut album “Fire in the Doll’s House”, the EP has a lighter feel reflecting perhaps the location where the collection was written, Ibiza.   With his usual gravelly tone this time complemented with softer layered backing vocals it has drawn comparisons to Eddie Vedder singing with Crosby, Stills and Nash, high praise indeed.   Look out for more information to follow…

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Driftwood Sessions

We’re looking forward to another great night at The Driftwood Sessions tomorrow night, Wednesday 3rd July. Joining Tom will be Tony Bowen fresh from Glastonbury and Robinson who has recently been supporting Laura Marling, so it should be a good night. Tom will be playing as always and this time featuring a few songs from his new album which he is currently in the studio recording. Let’s hope the sun comes out…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, good to book ahead as it get’s busy. Call The Elgin on 020 7229 5663 or head to their website.

See you there!

The TM Team – See more at: http://www.tommoriarty.co.uk

Tom joined by Piefinger for next Driftwood Sessions – 6th June

We’re looking forward to another stella night at The Driftwood Sessions on Wednesday 6th June.

Tom will be giving an intimate performance ahead of his UK tour throughout June and July.

Joining him will be the class act that is Piefinger. Having recently released their 2nd album ‘A Countryman’s Favour’ we are very much looking forward to their folky ways. Perfect for Driftwood on a summer’s eve.

As always, good to book ahead as it get’s busy. Call The Elgin on 020 7229 5663 or head to their website.

See you there!

The TM Team

Next Driftwood Sessions – Wed 2nd May

The Driftwood Sessions just keep on rolling along. Amazing to think we’ve been going for over a year now!

The 2nd May see’s Tom take to the stage with his band, ready for another round of songs from Tom’s critically acclaimed album Fire In The Doll’s House.

Joining Tom on stage is Adam Burridge and Smoke Feathers, 2 acts that we couldn’t be more proud to have down.

As usual, entry is free, the Elgin is open all day downstairs so come down whenever you like, the music starts at 9pm, nearest tube is Ladbroke Grove.

See you there!

The TM Team

Tom to play Barfly – Thurs 26th April

The Barlfy in Camden is so synonymous with the London music scene it should be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hey! It could happen!

So with that in mind, it will be a privilege for Tom to join Heathers on-stage on Thursday 26th April.

Get tickets HERE.

Go HERE.

See you THERE.

What a night supporting The South in Southampton

Formerly The Beautiful South, the newly constructed band that took the music world by storm in the 90′s has renamed themselves The South. Does their following dwindle? Not 1 iota!

The 600 capacity venue, The Brook was sold out and fans were queueing outside the doors! They filled the room before Tom took to the stage and gave them a helping of Fire In The Doll’s House and the rest of the album’s songs.

The crowd certainly paid attention and gave Tom one applause after another. In particular, they hushed as Tom sang the new single Fire In The Doll’s House and gave an noticeably longer applause for his efforts.

Thanks to all who came and to trusty Rick Hornby on guitar for joining Tom on the road. Couldn’t have done it without you!

Head to the photos page to see how it went!

The TM Team

Tom to support THE SOUTH (Formerly The Beautiful South)

Indeed Tom is to join The South on a number of dates throughout their spring 2012 tour. First dates in the diary are February 11th at The Brook in Southampton and then 22nd Feb at Tokyo in Lincoln.

Tom is really pleased. “They asked me to support them on a number of dates a couple of years ago and it’s great to see them still going out there, selling out venues and wowing the audiences. I can’t wait.”

To get your tickets, head to the ‘Live’ page here on this site. More dates to be confirmed. You’ll be the first to know!

Just to remind you about The Beautiful South. After 20 years, ten studio albums, five greatest hits compilations, thirty-four chart singles, 15 million record sales worldwide and performing in front of millions of fans, when time was called on The Beautiful South in 2008, not everyone was ready to leave the party. Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, lead singers with the band were having too much fun to get out the pipe and slippers, and so The South was formed. Joining the duo were fellow mainstays from the band: keyboard wizard Damon Butcher and the potent horn section of Gaz Birtles and Tony Robinson that brought so much to the live shows. Armed with a sensational back catalogue of hits such as ‘Song For Whoever’, ‘Perfect Ten’, ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’, ‘You Keep It All In’, ‘Old Red Eyes Is Back’ and many others, there is a long way to go on this particular road.

This band has history and pedigree. Dave Hemingway’s musical career stretches back into the Eighties. He became a founder member of The Beautiful South after the demise of The Housemartins, who had enjoyed a sustained purple patch and many hits before calling it a day in 1988. Whilst bassist Norman Cook went on to become superstar DJ Fat Boy Slim, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway proceeded to form the new band in December 1988. Right from the off, The Beautiful South seemed to defy the normal logic associated with pop bands, not least for the fact that they stayed together for 20 years.

Over the life of the band, they produced many self-penned hits and had several number one albums – they scored their only number one single with the Dave Hemingway / Briana Corrigan duet ‘A Little Time’. A globally successful band, members of The South have performed these songs in front of hordes of fans from Hull to Houston. They love the material and know what will keep the fans happy.

Now with The South marking the next step in these musicians’ careers, the band are starting to add in exciting new songs to their repertoire. Competition for space in a set-list packed with so many hits is fierce, but the quality of some of the new material is such that the songs have slotted right in – and the fans’ reaction has been amazing.

See you on the road!

The TM Team