Tuesday 25.10 at 6pm: Concert by Tom Morgan

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily invited to a concert by Tom Morgan on Tuesday 25.10 at 6pm. www.tomtenby.com www.facebook.com/tomtenby Welcome all! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. BIO Having spent the past 15 years fronting various bands in Finland and the UK, Tom‘s jump into a solo project has been a long time coming. His appeal to a broad age-group is something which truly defines his diverse song writing style and his fan base is growing with every live show. Warmly received since his debut in March 2011, Welshman Morgan has already been compared to various well-known artists – James Blunt being the most cringe-worthy addition to a list that includes Green Day, David Bowie and Pink Floyd. Label interest has also been present to an extent, but Finland has so far proved to be a hard sell for an artist writing songs in English. Tom‘s music career started by accident back in school. Hooking up with a few friends to form a band called Cambrensis, sixteen-year-old Tom was the non-musical member of the group, adding only his voice to the mix. Forced to learn the guitar by the departure of the band’s lead guitarist, Tom taught himself a few chords and started playing. Six months later, having perfected G, C and D, Tom wrote his first song! Cambrensis split up in 1999 when the boys went their separate ways, but Tom continued writing. Following a move to Finland in 2003 and armed with new songs, Tom formed a band called The Blonde Brunettes. Tom left the The Blonde Brunettes in 2008 to form The Firsts. Tom’s ’10-years-in-the-making’ tune about his home town ‘Tenby’ was a major part of the Firsts‘ set and the band worked with Asko Keränen (22-Pistepirkko) to release the track as a single in 2010. Lyrically, Tenby is Tom’s strongest song and The Firsts enjoyed radio-play of the track on Radio Helsinki, YLEX and Radio Pembrokeshire (UK). The Firsts split up in 2011.