Growing up in Southampton, Tom Pointer is now 25 years of age and one thing is clear, once you have seen a performance, you will know and love his music.
Tom prides himself on his live performances, as his distinctive soulful tone, honest lyrics and vibrant pop melodies showcase a natural talent reminiscent of James Bay, Paolo Nutini and Alabama Shakes.
His song writing drew attention on the London open mic scene and also that of producer Lewi White. An exciting collaboration began as they started writing and recording together in Lewi’s North London studio.
Lyrics such as –‘..too far to walk too far to run, my feet are broken.’ reference Tom’s retirement from professional rugby in 2014 due to injury, a significant turning point and catalyst to his creativity. While on the long road to recovery at university he rediscovered his unique voice, drawing on past and present experiences to hone his personal style.
Writing, recording, and spreading his songs around the capital all through in 2016, led to his first UK tour in early 2017 ending by supporting Tinie Tempah in Coventry.
Summer 2017 took Tom to festivals Camper Calling and The Big Feastival in the lead up to the release of his debut single ‘Ruby’ in October, the track discusses confusion amidst familiarity and is driven by the effortless groove, seamlessly bouncing off the fragility of the lyrics.
His debut single caught the attention of BBC Introducing and BBC Radio London gave Tom his first radio play.
With gigs approaching at London’s iconic Ronnie Scotts, Tom is planning his next single release, deciding which side of his South Coast soul to reveal next.