Covert Talent MD and founder, Simon King, chats to podcast ‘How Did You Manage That’ in conjunction with the Music Managers Forum (MMF) about his journey as a manager and developing Brit Award winning artist Tom Walker.
2019 continues to be a colossal year for Tom Walker as he shifts up another gear with the release of ‘Now You’re Gone’ featuring Zara Larsson - out now and taken from his gold-certified number 1 debut album ‘What A Time To Be Alive’.
Written by Tom, along with UK songwriting powerhouse Steve Mac (Leave A Light On) and Chelcee Grimes, and the follow up to hit single ‘Just You And I’, the track pulsates, jam-packed with hooks and lyrically reflects on the theme of departure, with both Tom & Zara’s vocals the perfect match.
Going hand in hand with the album’s breathtaking success, already selling over 150,000 copies in the UK, and nearly a million globally, ‘Just You And I’ has also reaped the benefits, spending 12 weeks in the Top 10 and is now certified platinum with over 650,000 sales in the UK.
Tom Walker’s debut album ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ enters at No. 1 in the UK Official Album Charts. It is the fastest selling debut album in the last 2 years.
After seeing his single ‘Leave A Light On’ become an international hit in 2018, Tom has started 2019 with a bang having been nominated for two Brit Awards: British Breakthrough and Best Single! The awards take place on the 20th Feb 2019 at the O2 Arena in London.
Tom performed ‘Leave a Light On’ with his band on a TOP OF THE POPS Xmas Special broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC 1. Other artist that performed were Jess Glynn, Sigrid, Clean Bandit and Rita Ora.
Tom performed ‘Leave a Light On’ on the ITV’s X Factor both in the quarter finals week as a special guest and also in the weekend of the final this time as a duet with finalist Anthony Russell.
Tom was invited to perform at the annual dinner for The Royal Foundation. He met and performed to The Duke & Duchess of Sussex and Cambridge and a small audience in aid for the charitable clauses the foundation supports.
It has just been announced that Tom will perform as a guest in this years X Factor on ITV. He will be on next weeks show (Sunday Nov 18th) performing his international hit single ‘Leave a Light On’. The other musical guest that night will be Cheryl performing her new single ‘Love Made Me Do it’. Tune in!
Tom won the International Newcomer award at the Los40 awards in Spain last week. He was nominated alongside Post Malone, Marshmallo, Anne Marie and Liam Payne. As well as winning the award he also performed at the event to over 15,000 people.
Tom gave an emotional performance with a 30 piece orchestra on Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer to help raise money for life saving cancer research.
Tom Walker has teamed up with Rudimental on their latest single ‘Walk Alone’. He also performed with them at Alley Pally in London in front of 10,000 people alongside Jess Glynn, Anne Marie, John Newman and Ella Henderson
Tom won the ‘Sync Artist Of The Year’ at this years Music Week Sync Awards 2018 and a few days later he was awarded the ‘Vanguard Award’ at this years ASCAP Awards in London. Previous winners of the ‘Vanguard Award’ include Dua Lipa, Jess Glynn, Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris.
Following on from his previous single ‘Leave A Light On’ which has sold over 3 million singles worldwide, Tom Walker releases his latest single ‘Angels’ accompanied by a moving music video.
Alex Stacey has co-written the latest HRVY single ‘Wish You Were Here’ which is already playlisted on Capital FM and BBC Radio 1.
Tom Walker has released his latest single 'My Way' on Friday 22nd June. It has already been playlisted by a number of European radio stations and was in all of the New Music Friday's on Spotify worldwide as well as Apple Music's 'Best Of The Week Playlist' and Amazon's 'Brand New Playlists' so watch this space! 'My Way' was written by Tom, Fiona Bevan and our very own Hight who also did additional production on the track.
Tom Walker's single 'Leave A Light On' has broken into the Top 10 singles chart in the UK, landing at No.8! The single has already been top 10 in many countries around Europe and has smashed through the million global sales mark.
Alex Stacey has co-written the latest single by hit US band One Republic which also features Logic. The single 'Start Again' is also on the soundtrack to Season 2 of the hit Netflix show '13 Reasons Why'.
Alex met lead singer and hit songwriter Ryan Tedder last year in Los Angeles while signing his publishing deal to Mike Caren's Artist Publishing Group. This is Alex's first big international cut as a songwriter but won't be his last. He has been working with some amazing writers, producers and artists and is being requested by many top names all over the world.
Tom Walker's single 'Leave A Light On' is the soundtrack to the new Sony Bravia OLED global TV advertising campaign which kicks off on the 7th May 2018. It features a new orchestral arrangement of the hit single.
Tom Walker's latest single 'Leave A Light On' has been streamed over 145 million times across all stores and has gone Platinum in France, Italy and Switzerland, Gold in Germany and Austria and Silver in the UK. The single is currently No. 1 in the European Boarder Breakers Chart and No. 4 in the European Airplay Chart and has been No. 1 on iTunes in 11 markets. He has also been No 1 in the French Airplay Chart for 7 weeks in a row!