ARTIST OF THE DAY // NIGEL THOMAS

HOT VOX showcase some of the freshest emerging artists breaking through onto the scene, but in an industry saturated with new music, how can you cut through the noise?

To separate the best from the rest, we have cherry picked one of our favourite new acts and are pleased to have them as our Artist Of The Day.

Today’s Featured Artist Of The Day is NIGEL THOMAS

The London based singer/songwriter, DJ, actor and former mental health professional has spent the last 18 months writing and recording his sophomore solo album ‘Well Well’ to be released 13th September 2019 by Keo Records, with artwork specially painted by Eddie Argos from Art Brut. The album was mixed by Sam Williams (Plan B, Gaz Coombes etc) and will be available on heavyweight vinyl, CD and download. As the lead singer and songwriter for indie rock band The Foxes, Nigel enjoyed several UK Indie Chart top ten hits, toured the world and recorded and released an acclaimed album mixed by John Cornfield (Supergrass, Razorlight, Muse) at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall. After The Foxes disbanded, Nigel took the solo road, and to great success. Counting among his fans Mike Batt (who asked Nigel to sing in a special one-off performance of his new musical ‘Men Who March Away’ in 2017) Blur's Dave Rowntree and Indie mogul Alan McGee, Nigel followed the success of his first single "Fever" and released his debut full length album 'Travelling Man' (recorded at Tilehouse Studios by Luke Oldfield (Mike's son) and mastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin, Lana Del Rey, U2, Kaiser Chiefs) at Metropolis) to critical acclaim in March 2016, enjoying TV and radio support. Whilst touring the UK and Germany for his debut solo album, Nigel earned numerous compliments in the media; "…when the delay warps his words, the tune gets filthier, it's apparent we're listening to a well-crafted corruption." says God Is In The TV. When it comes to song writing, Thomas has never been short of ingenuity. Apart from taking inspiration from musical heroes such as The Kinks or Elliott Smith, his debut album was also massively influenced by the literary work from Bukowski to Borroughs and Palahniuk… "…you get a feel for the gorgeous melodies that Thomas writes, mixing your late sixties with a bit of Britpop, honest lyrics, and familiar sounds are what get you hooked to Nigel Thomas."

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