January 13th, 2022 9:30pm Stage 2
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Tom West is a singer-songwriter with a distinctive, androgynous vocal style and propensitiy to write catchy, tender folk songs often embellished with ambitious arrangements and cinematic flair.
Following a covid enforced touring hiatus during which he returned to Australia through most of 2020 & 2021, West will be returning to the road less travelled: with tour dates in November set to celebrate his releases over the previous few tumultuous years as well as re-introduce fans to a newly imagined acoustic version of his hugely popular song ‘Easy, Love’.
His 2020 album ‘Antarctica’ was written during a period after his father died from Motor Neurone Disease and released, with the generous support of his community of fans via Kickstarter, during Covid isolation after his album tour was cancelled. Produced by Allen Tate (San Fermin) in Brooklyn, NY it features a collection of songs that have proven to enthrall audiences around the word with West’s forthcoming style and honestly behind his storytelling and music.
“A document to accompany self-reflection and meditation. I’m Livin’ is truly special.” - Rolling Stone Australia
“‘A Folk Singer From Outer Space’ somehow offers some soothing solace for the current, permeating state of loss and isolation.’
- American Songwriter
“**** With his unique voice, storytelling and folk sensibility he could pass for a modern-day Neil Young.” - Courier Mail
“One of the best albums of 2020”
“His keening, androgynous voice - in an upper register that recalls Brian Aubert, frontman of Los Angeles indie rockers Silversun Pickups - is a joyously tuneful instrument, meshing with his finger-picked guitars, sprinklings of piano, bass and Ringo - like drums. West’s material … is consistently strong, with memorably melodic choruses…”
- The Australian
“Tom’s latest cut is a poignantly earnest slice of indie-folk that is bound to pull at your heartstrings...creating a sound that is undeniably cinematic and powerful.”
- The Vinyl District UK