Tom Rose currently represents the following artists for management:
Joan As Police Woman, Eddi Reader, Lau, Kris Drever, The Little Unsaid, Boo Hewerdine, Dan Whitehouse, Aidan O'Rourke, Martin Green, Richard J. Birkin and Eamon O'Leary.
Multi-award winning composer-musician – producer Aidan O’Rourke.
Aidan O’Rourke has secured a place at the very forefront of the modern folk scene. He has released consistently creative music (as a solo artist and with the trio Lau) that has a reach far beyond the traditional for well over a decade.Aidan is currently working on a huge multi album project writing and recording 365 new tunes and a playing live with Kit Downes (ECM Records). Double Album 365 Volume 1 is released May 25 2018 with tour dates on sale.
Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a songwriting legend, an artist with a musical C.V of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over twenty five years and many genres.The cultured quality of his songs has certainly been recognised by his peers. Boo has written with/for hundreds of artists including Sia, Eddi Reader, K.D.Lang, Suggs, Chris Difford, Kris Drever and Duke Special. Since leaving his eighties band The Bible for a solo career Boo has quietly established himself as one of Britain’s most consistently accomplished and in demand singer-songwriter – producer concert performers and workshop leaders.His lates album for Reveal, Swimming In Mercury is out now and contains some of his greatest work yet. Boo is touring through 2018 solo, with band, as a duo with Chris Difford of Squeeze and with Eddi Reader.
Dan Whitehouse is a Birmingham based songwriter currently writing and recording his second album for Reveal.The new sessions include co-writes and experiments with label mates Boo Hewerdine, Richard J Birkin, John Elliott. Dan has shows in 2018 with Emily Barker, Eddi Reader and more.
“Really gorgeous songs” (Janice Long BBC Radio 2)
“Lyrics which involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky” (Music Week)
“Sensational!” (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music)
Eamon O’Leary is a songwriter from New York’s Lower East Side, originally from Dublin, Ireland. ‘All Souls’ his first album for Reveal Records is released June 2018. The album was entirely self-written, recorded with Jefferson Hamer (Anais Mitchell), and Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, Joan As Police Woman, Okkervill River). Eamon has a knack for writing heartfelt, poetic lyrics. Like Leonard Cohen, Smog, Jackson C. Frank and Palace before him, this is music from deep within the mind and from the soul, personal stories wrapped in extremely delicate layers of sound. Eamon O'Leary has spent twenty years in New York developing his songcraft, appearing live and collaborating with esteemed artists such as Sam Amidon, Beth Orton, Bonnie Prince Billy, Anais Mitchell, Anna and Elizabeth, Martin Hayes (The Gloaming) Jefferson Hamer, Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive) and Benjamin Lazar Davis.
Debut single (with Fairground Attraction) ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts. Her subsequent solo work has been hugely acclaimed as have her thousands of live concerts, which bring joyous life to all forms of song. Eddi’s taste in co-writers, writers, songs and players is impeccable. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers. Signing with Reveal Records in 2014 her last studio album Vagabond was hailed internationally by reviewers and Eddi played many sold out concerts. In Spring 2016 a double CD compilation covering 30 songs from across her career was released to widespread acclaim. Eddi is currently finishing her new album in Scotland and has played a successful Irish tour ahead of her Spring UK 2018 tour.
In 2016 Joan As Police Woman celebrated a decade of continuous acclaim and international success by presenting a collaborative Album and Concert tour entitled “Let It Be You” via Reveal. Recorded soon after, her hugely acclaimed 6th album Damned Devotion was released Feb 9 2018 by Pias following an incredible number of 4 and 5 star reviews and international radio support.
Joan is known to many for her collaborations with Antony, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and David Sylvian. A deeply soulful artist who crosses musical genres effortlessly.
She has recently scored her first feature film Permission with Doveman (The Gloaming) and is spending 2018 on a world tour in support of Damned Devotion.
Kris Drever won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017, Folk Singer of The Year and a second for his song If Wishes Were Horses. He has played two major sold out tours in support of the If Wishes Were Horses album and in April 2018 Kris headlines London’s Union Chapel.
Drever’s voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.Kris has recently produced the new album by 10 String Symphony and is working on his own new music.
“Kris Drever is a serious talent” MOJO
Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best. “The UK’s best live band 5/5” (The Guardian). In 2017 Lau released their first compilation Decade (The Best of 2007-2017) and played a successful tour from June 2017 in support of the album, culminating with a final performance at Glasgow City Halls for Celtic Connections January 2018. The band are busy curating their next Lau-Land events and writing new music, watch this space.
'Entrancing songwriting… deeply atmospheric’ – Clash Magazine
‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’ - Bob Harris,BBC Radio 2
Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.’ Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, the band have just completed their forthcoming album, Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras, recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer Graeme Stewart.The Little Unsaid have a rigorous work ethic and a genre-spanning approach to songwriting that embraces elements of electronica, folk, jazz and alt-rock, it's no surprise that Elliott and the band have attracted the attention of the Steve Reid Foundation, formed in honour of the ground-breaking Miles Davis and Fela Kuti drummer. Working with a diverse range of mentors through the foundation’s award programme, including Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and Four Tet. New album Selected Works is released by Reveal May 18 2018 and the band are touring and writing new music for the remainder of 2018.
Martin Green is an award winning composer and visionary musician, producer and curator both with Lau and solo or his Lepus Productions company. His extraordinary recent live show Flit was co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Barbican Centre, Perth International Festival and Sage Gateshead, whilst his corresponding studio album for Reveal Records received numerous accolades and award nominations. Having already worked with members of Portishead, Mogwai, Kronos Quartet, The Unthanks and BAFTA winning animators whiterobot (inventing his own instruments along the way) what comes next will surely be nothing short of intriguing and of interest to many.
Richard J. Birkin, sound artist, composer, live concert performer and creative technologist, released his beautiful new 11-track album Vigils on March 11th 2016.
Entirely self written and arranged by Birkin, Vigils features Iskra Strings who have played on recordings by influential artists including The XX, Radiohead and Johann Johannsson. Vigils is as contemporary as it is steeped in classic minimalism. Richard J.Birkin has previously collaborated and worked with like minded musicians and producers including Adem and Nils Frahm, before signing to Reveal in 2015 for management and label. The album has received incredible reviews and Birkin has just completed his first film score for the short Edith.Music from Vigils has appears on HBO TV series The Young Pope.
Birkin has appeared on BBC Radio 3's Open Ear concert series and has composed music for CNN's Great Big Story. Birkin has been writing new music for international TV and Film syncs whilst building a new studio and recording commissioned music for Sync at London's famous Abbey Road studios.
Reveal Publish works by Lau, Kris Drever, Aidan O’Rourke, Jon Redfern and Dan Whitehouse, please contact Tom Rose with any Sync enquiries.