Yes, you read it right, it’s the Album Launch of ‘Leave It Up to Me!’!!!! Available from iTunes as of 10th March 2017, you will be able to buy the CD from the Village Records website http://www.villagerecords.co.uk/ from the 24th March, and of course in person from the man himself at any of his gigs! This exciting and can’t-stop-listening-to album is a must-buy that will be giving you thrills for years to come. Following on from its namesake single-release on Vinyl and Digital in November 2016, which critics called “an enjoyable burst of infectious jazz fun”, this 11-track supa-nova promises to wow to a factor of 100 – in fact you’d better slap on the factor-100 in preparation!
Listening will excite, soothe, and play arpeggios on the heartstrings as the album travels through a dynamic emotional landscape. Featuring studios-full of the country’s finest musical artists, and indisputable vocals from the soul, the songs will set your toes tapping or reaching for tissues in their turn.
As the Director of Village Records Ltd, the next mammoth shindig Tom has lined up with the label is on the 5th may 2017 at the nationally renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre, in the heart of Scarborough’s Arts’ scene. He and the company are presenting a night of Village Records Ltd artists in their first amalgamated show, which will feature the ethereal tones of Cara Mellor, the fun humour of Dave Tomlinson, the funky groove of AC3, and of course the dynamic energy of Tom himself as the headline act.
Tom is the kind of guy who instantly wins people over with his original music and his vibrant charm. Once you’ve had a listen to his work, you’ll be hooked for life, and there’d be no better opportunity to do so than from the weekend beginning 1st April. Tom is taking his set around the county and beyond for the next couple of months to celebrate the album release, so go on – find out what it’s all about!
2nd Watermark Café, Scarborough – 7pm
3rd Processed Pea Club, Beverley – 8pm
16th Coach and Horses, Sheffield – 4pm
27th Café#9, Sheffield – 7:30pm
5th Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough – 7:30pm
11th Matt and Phreds, Manchester – 9pm
14th Watermark Café, Scarborough – 7pm (support)
27th House Concert, Sheffield – 8pm
“Nice Groove, and great Keyboards… Love the vinyl!”
– Nick Mason, Pink Floyd.
“Tom’s got a smooth delivery, his tune, “Leave It Up To Me” is funky, upbeat and well recorded with great musicianship.”
- Chris Barron, Spin Doctors.
“I have always remained a great fan of Tom and the band. Speaking as a former old hippy, I really dig that kind of music – played from the heart and rocks with soul. Love it!”
– Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Stephen Joseph Theatre.
“Tom Townsend has just dropped a MASTERCLASS in the form of new single ‘Leave It Up To Me”