Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sandi Thom is a glowing example of humanitarian, musician and business woman. These days, it seems she is somewhere, everywhere, breaking down cultural barriers. She's putting herself firmly on the (global) map, and building a larger fan base, one show at a time.
Go ahead. Google her name to find numerous interviews and reviews, like The Herald Scotland or The Huffington Post. Visit ST TV to hear a 'stripped back solo version of "Help Me", taken from the bluesier fourth album, Flesh and Blood (2012), or the stunningly rich vocal of "I Owe You Zero". Then, follow her social media to learn of an endearing relationship with fans and call for tolerance and world harmony.
Since the release of Flesh and Blood, the blues artist has toured heavily in Europe, adding shows in USA, Australia and China. She's reached thousands of new and established fans, especially with a "string of exceptionally well received live performances including performing at the Royal Albert Hall with Brian May and John Paul Jones, at the Hammersmith Apollo with Joe Bonamassa, and Glastonbury Festival." Furthermore, Thom made the cover of the September (2012) issue of Acoustic Magazine (Issue 69), wherein she discusses her musical upbringing, songwriting and much more.
Great songs tell a story and are full of emotion, imagery and feeling. "All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people. With Flesh and Blood I've finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve," says Thom. And her fans know it! She is constantly invited to play 'their' hometown and therefore asked, "Where?" After an overwhelming response, Thom announced an expanded tour for 2014, with stops at choice venues such as Nashville's 'Johnson Hall', Providence's 'The Met', and Chicago's 'Profile Theaters', to name but a few. Tickets are on sale now and available via this link.
What's more? Thom will top off 2013 with a fifth album, simply titled Covers Collection. The compilation of Classic Rock covers is the third release on her independently owned record label, Guardian Angels Records, available November 11, 2013.
The album "features material that, like for many others around the world, has played a significant part in Thom's musical journey. She embraces the memories and digs deep to record powerful, stripped back versions of some of classic rocks greatest hits including a stunning rendition of Led Zeppelin's 'The Rain Song' (in which Thom herself plays the famous Jimmy page guitar part). Her wonderfully original rendition of 'November Rain' by Guns N Roses has already clocked 90,000 views on Youtube.
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The Covers Collection is not to be overlooked, as it "retraces the footsteps of this undeniably honest, hard working talented songstress from Punk rocker to Pioneer."
A sample track can be DOWNLOADED FREE through Thom's official website: www.sandithom.com/freecover.
Yours in music,
Press, photo and video courtesy of Sandi Thom. All rights reserved. 2013.