Under The Apple Tree Presents

Bailey Tomkinson

with Tom Bright

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Last Show: Tuesday 4 th October 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Recently described as “Wonderful” by the legendary Bob Harris (BBCR2), Bailey Tomkinson is a singer/songwriter from St Ives, Cornwall with a national profile. She made headlines in February 2020, when as an unsigned, unmanaged artist, she outsold Dua Lipa and The Pussycat Dolls to reach #1 in the iTunes Video charts. Fast-rising Bailey fuses Surf Rock, Americana and Pop to create an authentic, hooky sound that's seen her emerge as one of the UK's most promising acts. Featured in The Times, The Metro, Hello! Mag, The Mail Online and BBC R4's Woman's Hour. The 3x Grammy Award winning Brad Paisley compared her to an early Taylor Swift & Emmylou Harris on BBC Radio 2.

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“[Bailey Tomkinson] Wonderful”

Whispering Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2, The Old Grey Whistle Test)

Bailey’s remarkable media reach was showcased again when her protest song ‘Bright Red’ reached #1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and was featured on The Times, The FT, The Independent, BBC Newscast, BBC Radio4 and Times Radio. Bailey also has strong associations with the Music Declares Emergency group including running IG takeovers for them during the G7 summit.

Bailey is a strong live performer and has spent the last couple years performing at festivals and venues around the UK such as Boardmasters, O2 Academy Islington 2 (sold out) and The Clapham Grand supporting artists like Nick Mulvey at Rock Oyster, KT Tunstall at Tunes On The Sands and Liam Gallagher on the virtual Music Feeds with her band and solo.

Tom Bright

“The excellent Tom Bright. I thoroughly recommend!” - Guy Garvey (BBC 6 Music)
“Absolutely fantastic. He always delivers!” - John Kennedy (Radio X)

It was non-stop for Tom Bright in 2021. With a stunning series of singles scattered throughout the year, he went on to whet the whistles of some of the biggest names in broadcasting with his second album, ‘Legacy’ (produced by Ed Harcourt).

He gained huge praise from Elbow legend Guy Garvey on BBC 6 Music, new music champion John Kennedy aired every release on his iconic Radio X show (hosting Tom for a live session the day after the album release), and he even landed in Spotify’s editorial playlist The Most Beautiful Songs in the World with his heartbreakingly raw ‘If I Met Your Shadow’.

Support stretched all the way up to Iain Anderson on BBC Scotland, across to Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 with Lilian Smith, and also came from long-term followers Gary Crowley (BBC London) & Dean Jackson (BBC Introducing).

For someone who was once the youngest pub landlord in the UK, Tom has turned his life upside down and now confidently showcases his immense strength as a songwriter. His voice has an ethereal quality, his songs are infectious and ‘Legacy’ was a sublime sophomore record.

Bailey Tomkinson

Tom Bright