Introducing Tom Clay (Jamie Lawson, Passenger, The Lumineers)

Singer finds Sanctuary in music

Those who know Tom Clay closely will be aware that music was not always his primary ambition. Born and raised in rural Hampshire, it could be argued that the cliché ‘small town, big dreams’ applied to Tom. At just 20 years old and having been bitten by the acting bug, he jumped on a plane to chase his ambitions in the big lights and bigger buzz of Los Angeles. 

Little did he know that his Los Angeles dream would lead to love. Soon after arriving in the buzzing hive of creativity, Tom met a girl, fell in love and decided to escape the big city for quieter pastures. The pair married in the Mohave Desert and opted to relocate back to the UK.

Having put his acting dreams to bed, Tom focused instead on his other love – music. Having penned a set of songs, he was building a name for himself on the live circuit when his wife was tragically killed.

Tom found solace in writing his thoughts down and soon found he had written a body of work that could be translated to song. Knowing that a song does not work without an audience, Tom started playing sporadic gigs to further his songwriting. Soon enough Tom found himself with a management deal and started to revel in a life on the road.

With praise poured on his songs by BBC Introducing, Tom is currently working towards the release of his debut solo single ‘Sanctuary’ in 2016.

A powerful exploration of the need to share and offload, ‘Sanctuary’ is a feel good anthem with echoes of The Lumineers, Jamie Lawson and Passenger which is set to establish Tom as one of the UK’s most thought provoking troubadours. / /

Notes to Editors

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December 29, 2015 5:00am ET by Sonnet Music   Comments (0)

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