Friday, August 23, 2019
Tom Walker with Craig Stickland
Mercy Lounge
Fri, Jul 26 9:00 pm

Tom Walker: Number 1 Album ‘What a Time To Be Alive’ and ‘British Breakthrough’ BRIT Award artist. Tom Walker, the Scottish born, Manchester-bread singer-songwriter broke through with his International hit single "Leave A Light On" which became one of the biggest songs of 2018 as well as featuring on the global Sony Bravia TV campaign. "Leave a Light On" hit the #1 spot in the iTunes chart in 17 countries including the UK and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide (300 million streams globally). The song went platinum in the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, is double platinum in Italy and Switzerland and was number four in the European Airplay Chart. The song was also Top 20 in the Hot AC Airplay chart in the US and Tom performed it live on NBC's The TODAY Show. Tom Walker has sold out his own headline shows all over the globe as well as supporting great artists like George Ezra and The Script and he has played over forty festivals this year alone. Craig Stickland: By dusting off an old novel or playing a classic film, you encounter restless creativity, unquenchable wanderlust, and adventurous spirit. The same feeling resonates upon spinning a Craig Stickland album. His 2019 second full-length, Starlit Afternoon (21 Entertainment/Entertainment One), catalogs and collates an unbelievable two years crisscrossing North America in a converted, sustainable Sprinter Van in between performing live in front of millions as guitarist for multiplatinum superstar Alessia Cara and touring for his own project. Along the way, he wrote, recorded, and self-produced the twelve tracks comprising the album. Throughout the trip, he merges vivid singer-songwriter sensibility bluesy bombast and rock 'n' roll energy, igniting a singular sound.  

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