Tom Figgins is a prodigious but humble talent. At 19, working alongside producer Bob Cranham (whose previous artists included Newton Faulkner) he penned his debut EP Your Place from his bedroom. His second release Wake Up went on to achieve critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. This culminated in a chance meeting, and eventual management signing, with an industry stalwart in the shape of Nick Stewart: the man who signed U2 to Island Records.
Since then Tom can boast years of relentless gigging and song-writing as well as signing to Nick Stewart’s own record label of Man In The Moon Records. And he is still only 23 years old. Not for him, though, the ‘hipster hang out’ side of the industry – he is too musically mercurial and industrious to be bogged down with simply ‘being seen’ in the right places. Instead Tom has been developing and honing his sound in front of audiences the length and breadth of Britain, including a collaboration at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe whereby he co-wrote and performed in The Duck Pond which also featured his track ‘Mother’. More recently he has been working in the studio with Matt “Urby Whale” Owens, bass player from Noah And The Whale.
His previous single ‘Let Your Roots Grow’ and his residency at London’s Troubadour in 2014 earned Tom a whole new set of fans. These are merely a sample:
“Simply Brilliant…One man, one guitar, one great voice and a whole bunch of great songs, “- Carys Jones, Entertainment Focus (Troubadour live review)
“’Let Your Roots Grow’ is a captivating track that oozes essence and honesty.”- Bekka Collins , Mistree Magazine
“..finding the acoustic folk rock sound he wants to create and share with the world, the simple man from London now has the ability to go on and become something great.” – Daniel Falconer, Female First
His latest single ‘Rain On Me’ has a relentless heartbeat driving an emotional verse to a crescendo. The song is about feeling the helpless force of true love and wishing it to embrace your entire being. As Tom explains:
Rain On Me is about pure infatuation and the vulnerability that you open your doors to go with it. Desperation; as you fall for someone, praying that they’ll fall with you. Asking the clouds to break so that you can feel that moment and know it’s real. An offering, giving up the very bones of you to this person. To find love…