"Absolutely sensational! You would think it was a studio recording, but he was actually live!"
- BBC Radio Solent
"Really great stuff! I will be playing a lot more of him in the future!"
- BBC Introducing - Mark Forrest
Ask any of Tom Bertram’s 100,000+ Twitter followers and you’ll find out that he is a British singer-songwriter from Portsmouth in the UK.
He started his online following from posting songs to YouTube and things went from there. After suffering a heart attack, Tom had a pacemaker inserted at age 17. Tom has stated he suffered severe anxiety attacks after the attack and turned to music to help him cope with the anxiety. He then started to write his own music. Tom released an acoustic EP titled ‘Wasting Time’ and then just carried on going.
By 2013 Tom had started to be noticed by some well established artists and started being asked to perform at backstage parties, performing for Noel Gallagher, Bryan Adams , Joss Stone, James Morrison and Ocean Colour Scene amongst others.
He also performed at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration and the premiere of the Twilight movie.
His 2nd ‘official’ batch of recordings came in the shape of a 7 song mini album called “Back Home” and was produced by Tim Bradshaw, an established producer and musician who has worked with acts such as John Mayer, David Gray, Ronan Keating and Afro Celt Sound System amongst others, and was released on Feb 2nd 2013.
The album received over an impressive 20,000 downloads in 5 days and peaked at No.1 in the Reverb Nation UK Charts and 42 in the Reverb Nation Worldwide charts.
His latest album ‘Dig To Locate’ was released on July 2nd 2015. The album is Tom’s first full LP, consisting of 10 tracks all co-written and produced with Tim Bradshaw.
Three tracks from the album ‘Not Leaving Here’ ‘World At My Feet’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ have all had radio play on various stations including the BBC and Tom has been interviewed and has played live on both BBC and independent radio around the country
‘Burning Bridges’ was featured on The Mark Forrest Show as a BBC Introducing track, which was aired on 39 BBC Station across the UK, with an estimated 43.8million listeners.
The following day ‘Burning Bridges’ was one of the Top Songs on the UK iTunes and ‘Dig To Locate’ was No.1 in the Reverb Nation UK Charts. Tom's single from the album 'World At My Feet' went straight to No 1 in the Unsigned Top Charts and spent over two months there.
In October 2017 Tom released his single 'Mr Lucky' which went to No.49 in the iTunes Pop Charts, making him the only unsigned artist in the top 200 at that point.
Tom plays live both as a solo acoustic act and with a band when practical.
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