Tom Rose represents the following artists for management
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Edinburgh songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the most talented upcoming stars on the UK scene. His sound is classic and melodic with a deeply soulful voice that
sets him apart from the acoustic folk scene he emerged from in 2011 as Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Debut album Heirs and Graces was released in 2014
and produced by John Wood who recorded Nick Drake, John Martyn and Pink Floyd. That album reached number five on the i-tunes songwriter chart and brought him to the attention of Tom Rose who now manages Adam Holmes.
Adam has collaborated with Martin Green, Becky Unthank, Adrian Utley (Portishead), John Prine, The Wailin' Jenny's, Eddi Reader and many more. Adam sings on Martin Green's acclaimed Flit live show and album. Adam Holmes has just released his second album Brighter Still and is currently touring with his band The Embers.
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 project writing and recording 365 new tunes and a new duo with Kit Downes.
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 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 performer and workshop leaders. A new album Swimming In Mercury is due in early 2017.
Dan Whitehouse is a Birmingham based songwriter who has collaborated with Boo Hewerdine, Jess Morgan, BJ Cole and toured with Simone Felice, Simi Stone, Lau and in 2016, Eddi Reader, Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine. His debut album for Reveal "That's Where I Belong" is a double CD disc with studio and live recordings. There is also a series of EP's available from his concerts and digitally. Headline shows follow touring with Boo Hewerdine Sept - Dec 2016.
“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)
Debut single (with former band 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 the 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 latest 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 Reader tours the UK April-May 2017.
Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis
Joan As Police Woman celebrates a decade of continuous acclaim and international success by presenting her new (5th studio) Album and Concert tour entitled "Let It Be You".
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.
"Let It Be You" is wonderful and liberating, a true collaboration from creation to stage, this time with fellow Brooklyn multi instrumentalist and songwriter Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, Bridget Kearney). Released on Reveal Records LP CD DL October 21 2016. On Tour through November - December 2016 with extra shows coming in March 2017.
Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses, released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016, and a sold out supporting tour. Helping Kris realise the album are the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr, ace bassist Euan Burton and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott on drums and vocals. More concerts in Autumn 2016.
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.
Autumn 2016 see's Kris touring the UK and Ireland before dates in Europe in early 2017.
“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). 2015 album The Bell That Never Rang was produced by Joan As Police Woman and released to widespread acclaim. The band have toured internationally and appeared at many of the worlds leading festivals. In January 2016 the band played a triumphant main room show at Royal Concert Hall Glasgow and will headline London Barbican May 31st 2016 before a festival shows including Russia and USA. In May 2016 Lau were nominated for Scottish Album of The Year 2016. They toured the USA in September 2016 and finish the year with a headline show at Edinburgh Queens Hall on Dec 3 2016.
Extraordinary composer, live performer and experimental folk-electronic musician Martin Green (also of Lau) follows his beautifully dark Crows' Bones album and live show with the perhaps even more striking Flit a show which makes debut at Edinburgh International Festival 2016. Martin Green's Flit album featuring guests from The Unthanks, Portishead, Mogwai and more was released October 7 by Reveal Records. The show launched to wild acclaim at Edinburgh International Festival and was selected by The Guardian as a cultural pick for Autumn 2016.Touring Oct-Nov 2016.
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.
Simi Stone (formerly of The Duke & The King)released her debut album in 2015 playing acclaimed American and European live shows. She has guested with the formidable and platinum selling songwriter Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs) appearing in Merchant’s live band and opening for her at major concerts. The song ‘Don’t Come Back’ from the Simi Stone album was written by Natalie Merchant and given to Simi for her debut.David Byrne of Talking Heads also invited Simi to sing live with him in summer 2015. Simi describes her sound as ‘Mountain Motown with a sprinkle of pop’ her band are all world class musicians drummer Zachary Alford (David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen), bassist Sara Lee (David Bowie, Gang of Four, B52’s, Ryuichi Sakamoto), guitarists Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Tears For Fears) keyboardist David Baron (Michael Jackson, also the album’s co-writer and producer) and Danny Blume (Lounge Lizards).”Absolutely fascinating, just beautiful, the whole album is wonderful ”Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)