Tom McRae Tickets - John Peel Centre for Creative Arts | Bandsintown
Friday, October 27th, 2017
7:30 PM
British singer-songwriter Tom McRae is one of the most respected songwriters in the world today, having released 6 critically acclaimed studio albums and three live recordings over the last 15 years, with a new album scheduled for release in August of 2017. Tom was born in Chelmsford, and grew up in Suffolk, spending some of his early years just outside Stowmarket and attending school in Framlingham. Tom's eponymous debut album in 2000 was nominated for a The Mercury Prize, a Q Magazine Award, and a Brit, and the subsequent albums and years of touring have cemented his reputation as one of the most entertaining and powerful artists touring today. Just Like Blood, his second album was released to wide acclaim, especially in America, where every track was licensed for TV and film use, his style of music fitting perfectly the more darker output of LA's film studios. For an artist working in a genre often considered by the music press to be sensitive and self-indulgent, he can take the roof off a venue with his passionate performances, as well as forging a strong humorous bond with his audience. Tom tours regularly and is in much demand as a writer for other artists, recently reprising his work with Marianne Faithfull on her latest album. His smart, literate, heartfelt albums have won him a large and loyal audience, and whether solo, with his trio, or his spectacular Standing Band, Tom's shows are never less than spellbinding. Poet Simon Armitage has called him "one of our greatest living songwriters".