The mantle of UK Piano Man has been dominated by Elton John, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum. Over the past five decades no one else has come remotely close – until now that is!
Fresh from his sell-out "Let The Good Times Roll" Tour – Tom Seals, "quite possibly the future of Jazz/Blues and Pop", has the world at his fingertips. His virtuoso solo-ing, excellent improvisation skills and distinctive voice have left top industry officials hailing him the UK's finest boogie woogie and blues pianist/vocalist.
Tom has worked with and supported established artists such as Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, Mo Pleasure, Dame Cleo Laine, Cerys Matthews, DJ Trevor Nelson, Daniel Bedingfield, Kenny Thomas, Tony Christie, Lance Ellington, Sad Cafe and Joe Stilgoe.
Still only in his mid-twenties, Seals is surely destined for greatness. Hot on the heels of sold out shows across the globe including Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho in London and a stunning performance at the Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway New York, Tom Seals' star is destined to soar stratospherically in 2020 with the release of a new album, EP and live dates worldwide that include a headline slot at London's legendary Ronnie Scotts.
Tom had to put his degree studies at Paul McCartney's LIPA on hold after his 2017 debut EP, "Where I'm At (Live)", soared to #1 in the UK Blues Charts. A career highlight was performing a '1 piano – 4 hands' version of "Route 66" with Jamie Cullum and appearing at Jools Hollands' Boogie Woogie & Blues Spectacular in Canary Wharf.
During the lockdown period of 2020, Tom launched "The Tom Seals Show – In Isolation" online. Featuring chat and duets, the show hosted guests such as KT Tunstall, Sarah Jane Morris and Matt Lucas.
This time also saw the release of Tom's debut single, "Black Coffee". Released on Right Track Records and distributed through Universal Music, this too went straight to #1 in the Blues Charts. "Black Coffee" is now being played in many high-street shops across the world; From Harrods to Carluccio's, Waterstones, Home Bargains and 950 Caffè Nero stores in 11 countries!
Tom is delighted to be working on a major project with The Department for International Trade for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. More to come on this.
As gigs start to return towards the end of 2020, Tom is very excited to be making his debut at the EFG London Jazz Festival, returning to the legendary Ronnie Scott's, completing a residency of outdoor shows at Blenheim Palace, joining Sarah Jane Morris at The Blue Note in Milan, performing at Boisdale alongside Jools Holland and releasing more music.
Tom has performed at festivals worldwide, including: Montreux Jazz (Switzerland), Glastonbury, Dranouter (Belgium), Once In A Blue Moon (Holland), Utcazene (Hungary), Festival Musique (France), Sparoi (Ireland), Blue Balls (Switzerland), Cropredy, Black Deer, Bestival, Boomtown, Cheltenham Jazz, Swanage Blues, Marsden Jazz, HopFest, Harpenden Blues, Dereham Blues and Ilfracombe Blues.
Venue appearances include: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The 606 Club, The Lowry, The Crazy Coqs, Blackpool Grand Theatre, Matt & Phreds, The Cinnamon Club, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, Boisdale, Piano Rouge (Krakow), Piano's NYC, Rockwood Music Hall (New York City), Birdland Jazz Club (New York City), Orange Peel Jazz Club (Hong Kong), North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam), Club Dauphine (Amsterdam) and many more.