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Heard This? Tom Pointer, Oktoba & Split The Dealer on Sunday 22nd September 2019
(Indie - Soul)
From professional rugby player to soulful pop artist, U.K. based singer-songwriter, Tom Pointer prides himself on his live performance with honest lyrics and vibrant pop melodies, reminiscent of James Bay & Paolo Nutini.
Tom’s retirement from professional rugby in 2014, due to a broken back, proved to be a significant turning point and sparked his inner creativity.
Fast forward 4 years, Tom Pointer returned with his 3rd single release ‘24 Hours’.
“24 Hours is a song about patience” Tom expresses.
The release closely followed his sold-out show at the Servant Jazz Quarters & The Sluaghtered Lamb,London .
Tom dives deeper into the meaning of his latest release ‘24 hours’:
“We all want things to last longer or happen quicker than they do, no amount of time can ever be perfect. We all need to exercise a bit of patience and enjoy life in the moment, not wish for it to end or last forever. A few years ago, this was my biggest problem, so I wrote down the lyrics to help myself from wishing the time away.”
OKTOBA grew from beginnings in folk inspired storytelling to now a much richer, deeper and captivating sound. With current influences from the likes of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and RY X.
Recent exposure has seen and heard Chris’s music featuring twice on 2019’s series of Love Island, on ITV2, with tracks ‘It Must Be Love’ and ‘Chance’. Reaching listeners in the millions and resulting in a surge of new musical interest for him. In the days following, ‘Chance’ Reached No.41 in The UK Shazam Chart and also landed into the Top 100 iTunes chart. Spotify have also got behind OKTOBA, adding him into their editorial playlists ‘Easy’ and ‘Sad Songs’.
Performances for OKTOBA have seen him take on Latitude Festival, The Great Escape and Secret Garden Party. With also huge support from BBC Music Introducing as well as Sofar Sounds. Chris features regularly with both. Having now played shows with Sofar around the world as well as the UK.
Split The Dealer
Walking the wire between 90s influence and modern pop, Split The Dealer's sound is fundamentally honest. Working with beautiful restraint and explosive passion, emotional lyrics and cutting edge production, Split The Dealer is one to watch.
Doors at 7.30pm.
Music Starts at 8pm.
Free Tickets: https://bit.ly/2KmCWKg
Music Genres: Alternative, Folk, Funk, Pop, Soul
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