Sunday 20th September 2020
LINE-UP: TOM SEALS keys, vocals; JACK TINKER trumpet; HARRY GREENE saxophone; BJORN WOODHALL guitar; NICK BAYES bass; JOEL BARFORD drums
“An extraordinary young talent! Fantastic feel, fantastic voice...the wonderful voice and piano of Tom Seals!’ - Jools Holland
“FAN-f*****g-TASTIC!” - Hugh Laurie
“He sounds like Little Richard!” - Sir Tom Jones
“He plays the hell outta them keys!” - Jennifer Hudson
Tom’s first single “Black Coffee” shot to Number 1 in the iTunes Blues Charts in August 2020. You can listen to the single on your preferred streaming platform here
Fresh from sold out shows in jazz clubs across the world, an appearance at The Steinway Two Pianos Festival and from recently performing at Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway (New York City), the incredible Tom Seals - “a master of the piano and vocals to pierce your soul. A boogie-woogie genius and quite charming with it all” (Close-Up Culture) - returns to Ronnie Scott’s after a triumphant debut in 2019.
Still only in his mid-twenties, Tom is a fresh musical powerhouse of the piano. His excellent improvisation skills as well as a distinctive voice have left top industry officials hailing him as one of the UK’s finest pianists/vocalists.
Tom appeared at Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Gregory Porter and Friends, Jools Holland’s Boogie-Woogie and Blues Spectacular and was invited by Jamie Cullum to perform an impromptu 4 hand - 1 piano blues on his regional radio tour.
The last year has seen Tom perform world-wide from Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), to Club Dauphine (Amsterdam) to Orange Peel Jazz Club (Hong Kong). Tom’s latest EP, Where I’m At (Live), soured to #1 in the UK Blues Charts and he has recently supported acts such as Joe Stilgoe, Dame Cleo Laine and Tony Christie. 2019 saw a career highlight for Tom when he made his debut appearance at Glastonbury Festival at which he will be returning in 2020.
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