Friday, 28 September 2012

Tom Elias.....Tom Waits meets Paulo Nutini?

T.G Elias is a prolific writer and performer whose distinctive, subtle and powerful voice holds audiences spellbound with his mesmerizing performances. Drawing from his deeply rooted relationship with Gospel, Country and Blues, the result is a collection of candid tales and life stories, served up by a journeyman with an understated raw emotion.

OK now obviously as a Jack Russell I didn't write that but apart from the fact it uses a lot of big words in a music journo stylee it pretty much sums up what this young man's music is about.  His voice is Tom Waits with less bourbon and cigarettes mixed up with a bit of Paulo Nutini in a Neil Young and Jim James way.  

Ball and Chain is a bluesy, mournful, pluck at your heart strings track written and sung by a young man reaching way beyond his years to make the listener feel his pain.

It's on his debut album T.G.Elias and the good news is you wont have to wait long to grab yourself some of this musical niceness.

He releases the album 'T.G.Elias' through Liverpool based Viper Label/SRD Distribution on the 22nd October 2012 and will be gigging accordingly.  

First off on Thursday 11th October he's playing The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, quickly followed by
 an album launch on Friday 19th October in the intimate surroundings of The Black Room in the Ducie Bridge, Manchester followed by Sunday 21st October at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool.

The Dulcie Bridge.....
Home of The Black Room

Finally he's doing 'Pull Up Roots' at The Slaughtered Lamb in London on the 22nd October.  3rd November he's in Bangor at a venue to be confirmed and finally on the 17th November it's The Blue Rooms, Huddersfield. 

" We don't normally review 'Folk', but this isn't just Folk'. It's something devastatingly refreshing. T.G. Elias is creating quite a stir. Listen to his record now!- fRoots

Now I'm guessing I've not heard of this young man previously because he's not what you'd consider 'mainstream' but if the contents of this album are anything to go by everyone will be hearing a lot more of him very soon.  I for one will be pointing those lovely people at Folk Radio UK his direction and I suggest you do the same.....

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