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 and Richard J. Birkin.
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). Expect new music in Spring 2018 with tour dates to coincide.
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 new album for Reveal, Swimming In Mercury is out now and contains some of his greatest work yet. Boo is touring through 2017 solo, with Brookes Williams (State of The Union) and full band.
Dan Whitehouse is a Birmingham based songwriter who has collaborated with Boo Hewerdine, Jess Morgan, BJ Cole and toured with Simone Felice, Lau, Eddi Reader, Kris Drever and more. His debut album for Reveal “That’s Where I Belong” is a double CD disc with studio and live recordings. A limited series of associated EP’s are now available from his concerts as limited editions and widely released in digital formats. Dan is on Tour October 2017-Dec 2017, co-headlining with Jess Morgan and opening for Eddi Reader.
“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 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 Reader played a Sold Out tour in Spring 2017 and has more shows on sale for November and December 2017.
Joan As Police Woman celebrated a decade of continuous acclaim and international success by presenting her new (5th studio) Album and Concert tour entitled “Let It Be You” via Reveal.
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). In 2017 Joan has been busy recording her next album for PIAS and has recently scored her first feature film Permission with Doveman (The Gloaming) and played Brooklyn Prospect Park with Sufjan Stevens. Expect news in Autumn 2017 of Joan's busy schedule for 2018 and her new album.
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 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 released their first compilation Decade (The Best of 2007-2017) in June 2017 and tour the UK through June – December 2017.
'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, The Little Unsaid have joined forces with Reveal Records & Management and look set for an exciting future together.
Solo touring October - November 2017, more band shows and new music will follow in 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 spent much of 2017 writing new music for international TV and Film syncs whilst building a new studio.
Reveal Publish works by Lau, Kris Drever, Aidan O’Rourke, Jon Redfern and Dan Whitehouse, please contact Tom Rose with any Sync enquiries.