It’s a great pleasure to welcome back Tom Seals to Bestival after his stunning set in the Blind Tiger last year . Now, Fresh from his sell-out “Let The Good Times Roll” Tour – Tom Seals, “quite possibly the future of Jazz/Pop”, literally has the world at his fingertips. His virtuoso solo-ing, excellent improvisation skills as well as a distinctive voice have left top industry officials hailing him as one of the UK’s finest Blues/Boogie-Woogie piano/vocalists.
The mantle of UK Piano Man has been dominated by Elton John, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum over the past five decades and no one else has come remotely close – until now that is!
Tom Seals is 23 years old and a fresh musical powerhouse of the piano. One of the UK’s most in-demand side men, Tom has worked with/supported established artists such as Gregory Porter, Cerys Matthews, DJ Trevor Nelson, Daniel Bedingfield, Tony Christie, Lance Ellington, Kenny Thomas, Sad Cafe, Showaddywaddy, Chesney Hawkes, Steve Brookstein, Joe Stilgoe and Dame Cleo Laine.
A career highlight for him, is performing a ‘1 piano – 4 hands’ version of “Route 66” with Jamie Cullum.
Tom had to put his degree studies at Paul McCartney’s LIPA on hold to fulfill his live and studio commitments.
Last summer saw the release of Tom’s debut album, "Ace”, which soared to Number Two in the UK Blues Charts and continued to spend four months in the Top 10 of the UK Blues Charts.
Over the past year, Tom’s UK festival appearances include; Cheltenham Jazz, Swanage Blues, Marsden Jazz, HopFest & more. Venue appearances include; Matt & Phreds, The Cinnamon Club, Ronnie Scott’s Bar, Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues and more. Along with “The Tom Seals Band”, he has completed a UK, Hong Kong and New York tour.