Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the list (compiled annually by BBC News) has a track record of predicting who are going to be the next big thing. It is chosen by some of the most influential people at the heart of their respective musical genres. This year’s selected panel included representatives from the likes of VICE, Q Magazine and Billboard; international music festivals such as SXSW (USA), Primavera (Spain) and Belsonic (N. Ireland) as well as DJs from Dermot O’Leary to Charlie Sloth and Clara Amfo to Yasser.
Tom Walker has been chosen as one of ten artists for MTV's Brand New for 2018! Selected by MTV officials, key music influencers and industry representatives, these acts join the MTV Brand New school of fame which features the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, Anne-Marie, Florence + The Machine, AJ Tracey, Krept & Konan, Years & Years and more. Read more at http://www.mtv.co.uk/brand-new-for-2018/news/introducing-our-mtv-brand-new-for-2018-shortlist-nominees
Tom's latest single 'Leave A Light On' has been added to the BBC Radio 1 Playlist as well as MTV's and The Box's playlists. It has also been receiving huge amounts of radio play all over Europe and is currently in the Top 20 Italian radio chart and No. 2 in the Shazam chart in Italy.
Hight co-wrote the single 'Too Young' with Grace Davies and Fiona Bevan which Grace performed at the first live shows on X Factor 2017. The track got an amazing response flying to No.2 in the iTunes chart and Grace was crowned the 'Weekend Champion'.
Tom Walker has been added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist with his latest single 'Heartland' which was produced by Naughty Boy.
Hot2Touch by Felix Jaehn, Hight and Alex Aiono has sold over 200,00 copies and reach gold sales status in Germany. It reached No. 1 in the German airplay chart for a number of weeks and the song has appeared in many TV shows in Germany and UK including Love Island. It currently has over 47 million streams on Spotify alone.
Tom Walker have been named as one of the newest additions to BBC Radio 1’s BRIT List along side J Hus and Stefflon Don. They follow on from previous acts including Anne-Marie, Declan McKenna, JP Cooper, Sampha, Stormzy and The Amazons.
The Brit List guarantees each selected artist three consecutive Radio 1 playlist appearances, vaulting them to the A-list if they haven’t previously appeared there. In addition, Radio 1 also pledged to assist each artist in securing other editorial and live opportunities.
Tom Walker said: "It’s such a monumental honour to be added to the Radio 1 Brit List, I can’t believe it! Receiving this kind of acknowledgement from the radio station I grew up listening to is unreal. Huge love to all the DJs and BBC Introducing for the support so far.”
Following a great show at Glastonbury Festival, Tom was asked to perform an exclusive stripped back version of 'Blessings' live on BBC 2 straight after the Foo Fighters headline set on Saturday.
After 2 years in the making Hight's colab track with German DJ Felix Jaehn and Youtube star Alex Aiono finally hits the world. The track has already hit 1 million streams on Spotify alone in 3 days which will help to continue Hight's journey into the internation pop world.
Tom Walker releases his highly anticipated debut EP 'Blessings EP' recorded with Jim Abbiss in January of this year. The EP features 5 tracks which showcase all elements of what Tom can deliver during his live show.
4. Play Dead The 4AM Mix
5. Just You and I
Our youngest member of the Covert family, Alex Stacey, has just signed his first exclusive publishing deal with US based publisher Artist Publishing Group. APG is run by Mike Caren, producer, songwriter and former President of Worldwide A&R at Warner Music Group. Alex signed his deal while on a writing trip to LA and has been working with some great US writers and producers and already has some exciting cuts in the pipeline.
We are happy to announce that Tom Walker has now joined the family at Universal Music Publishing. Internationally the teams at Universal have made Tom feel extremely welcome already and we are excited to now be moving forward with such strong teams for both records and publishing worldwide.
Check out Tom on the UMPG website here: http://www.umusicpub.co.uk/en-GB/Artists/T/Tom-Walker.aspx
Following the announcement yesterday that he would be 'Setting Sail' across the Netherlands this May Tom has announced a second UK headline tour for 2017.
May 6, Utrecht @ Tivolivredenburg - http://tiv.re/6meiTomWalker
May 7, Nijmegen @ Merleyn - https://www.doornroosje.nl/event/tom-walker/
May 8, Amsterdam @ Bitterzoet - http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/183915
May 9, Rotterdam @ Rotown - https://www.rotown.nl/tickets/tom-walker/23691
UK TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 24th FEB.
Feb 21 - Germany, Berlin @ FluxFM Session, IM FLUXBAU
Feb 22 - Netherlands, Amsterdam @ PARADISO NOORD
Feb 23 - Switzerland, Aarau @ KIFF
19 year old Alex joins the roster following a handful of outstanding sessions and is already capturing the attention of various artists, writers and publishers. With the opening months of 2017 currently booked solid, the year looks to bare a large significance in the development of this young and exciting writer.
'Play Dead' will feature in the Radio 1 Playlist as 'Introducing Track of The Week' from 13/01/17. The track will be played everyday this week across various daytime shows. For more info and how to listen click HERE.
Tom Walker's latest single 'Just You And I' (Acoustic) was released on 9th December 2016 and straight away picked up numberous Spotify playlists from New Music Friday's in various countries as well as Pop Rising (US), Mellow Pop (UK), Easy (UK), Love Pop (US) and appeared in the Global Viral Chart as well as in the top 10 viral charts across 7 countries including the U.SA.
Tom is also off on his debut UK headline tour playing London, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and Birmingham.
Tom Walker releases single 'Play Dead' and gets plays on Zane Lowe (Beats1) and BBC Introducing Manchester /
Tom Walker has just released his latest single 'Play Dead' through Sony's Relentless Records. On its first day it picked up coverage from EARMILK and CLASH magazine and was playlisted on Spotify's New Music Friday in UK, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. It was played by Zane Lowe as one of his Beats1 Breaking Artists tracks and both BBC Introducing Manchester and BBC Introducing Stoke gave it a spin as record of the week. This release follows Tom's previous single 'Fly Away With Me' which has over 1.2 million streams on Spotify alone so far. You can download or stream 'Play Dead' on Apple or Spotify and all other digital providers.