Celtic Connections: Tom Bright
Tom Bright + Hector Shaw
Tom moved to London in January 2013, and decided to really push his music career. Equipped with just a backpack and a guitar. He started playing wherever and whenever he could, sometimes up to 6 gigs a week, as well as holding down a restaurant job. In April 2013, he played a night hosted by stadium-fillers To Kill A King, then a couple of months later, he played with Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols for a TV show.
The likes of Johnny Marr of The Smiths, John Squire of The Stone Roses and Mick Jones of The Clash (who recently filmed Tom performing with his phone) have since signed his guitar in support of his push, and it seems there is now a lot of anticipation in hearing Tom’s first releases. Tom is a grafter, with a steel determination to succeed and a fantastic, strong, unique voice. His songs are quirky, catchy and commercial with a real raw and witty lyrical edge to them. He is charismatic, charming, and sees no boundaries to his potential success.