+ Alex Dobson + Oktoba
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From professional rugby athlete to soulful pop artist, the U.K. based singer-songwriter, Tom Pointer prides himself on his live performances which feature his honest lyrics and vibrant pop melodies. Known to showcase a natural talent reminiscent of James Bay, Paolo Nutini and Alabama Shakes, Tom Pointer is the unlikely hero in the upcoming musical scene.
Tom Pointer released his debut single, “Ruby” in October 2017 after having garnered the attention of the London open mic scene and that of producer Lewi White (Delvin, F/H Block). “Ruby” was the acclaimed product of Pointer’s and White’s artistic collaboration which quickly received airplay on both BBC Introducing and BBC Radio London.
His latest single, Nobody, is a mix of unique and powerful vocals, over crisp guitar riffs mixed with jazzy drums and choral chants.
Elaborating on his latest track, Tom notes, “’Nobody’ is a song about false pretenses’, not just of people, but also of the world we live in. Most people grow up being told strictly how life works, ‘you need this to do that, you can’t do that without this.’ In my experience, you should always rely on your personal instinct. You should make your own story.”
Having sold out Servant Jazz Quarters, London in April 2018, he headlines The Slaughtered Lamb, London on October 18th, 2018.
Support on the night comes from Alex Dobson & Oktoba.
Oktoba is the project of alt folk, singer songwriter Chris Athorne. Honest story telling with an emotive deliverance leaves live audiences captivated with his tales of love and life.
The past year and up to now has seen Chris perform at Latitude on The Lake Stage stage for BBC Introducing, The Secret Garden Party, The Great Escape, Together The People and LeeFest festivals. Whilst also touring around the UK and the United States. Where he played shows at The Rockwood Music Hall in New York and performed for Sofar Sounds in Chicago.
Oktoba’s debut album received incredible reviews from all around the world including write ups from The Huffington Post, Groundsounds (USA), The AU review (Australia) and Indiemusic (France). Since the records’ release in Autumn 2015 tracks ‘Run’, ‘Tongue Tied’ and ‘Smoke Signals’ have been featured throughout BBC introducing on BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris show and also being chosen twice as BBC introducing South’s Track of the Day.
'BBC Radio 2, Bob Harris' "You'll really enjoy it..it's wonderful"
‘The Huffington Post, Jane Ireland’ "I listened to it three times straight off. By the third time, I was singing along. It's very good. » http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jane-ireland/musical-smoke-signals-from-octoba_b_8630596.html
‘BBC Introducing, Graeme Mac’ “His debut solo album, Smoke Signals, which was released in October, is as magical as the best images and tastes that the month itself can conjure up” http://www.grapevinelive.co.uk/2016/01/04/essential-listening/
‘The Unsigned Guide: Spotlight’