British singer-songwriter Tom McRae has been quietly moving up the ranks of the most respected songwriters in the world today after releasing four critically acclaimed studio albums over the last 9 years.
His eponymous debut album in 2000 was nominated for a The Mercury Prize, a Q Magazine Award, and a Brit, and the subsequent two years of touring cemented his reputation as one the most entertaining and powerful artists touring today. Just Like Blood, his second album was released to wide acclaim, especially in America. In 2004 McRae moved to LA, and while making his third album, All Maps Welcome, began playing regularly at The Hotel Café venue in Hollywood.
After signing to V2 in 2006, the following year McRae released King Of Cards. The Alphabet of Hurricanes followed, recorded in his own studio, Gunpoint, in east London, McRae took charge of the production, with his haunting melodies and poetic lyrics given a new sonic palette in an eclectic selection of powerful songs.
Glee Club Birmingham
Tue 30 Oct 2012
Age restriction: 18+
Box Office: 0871 472 0400 www.glee.co.uk/birmingham