Tom Moriarty is a British singer-songwriter of “rare talent” (The Press Association) with a distinctive vocal style somewhere between the rage of Eddie Vedder and the soul of Ray Lamontagne. As warm and oaky as the rich red wines of his French home, his smoky vocal growl blends rage with sensitivity: it roars but also whispers, it growls and soothes, redolent of cigarettes and alcohol and a rocky road.
He released his critically acclaimed debut album in 2012 entitled “Fire in the Doll’s House”, with one single making the Radio 2 playlist and national spot plays for other tracks. It was awarded 4 stars by leading media including the Sunday Times, the BBC, Guitarist, Maverick and OK magazine. Q magazine described it as “..a gruff voice and thoughtful, classic roots rock” 4 stars.
This was followed by an EP in 2013 entitled “Snapshots of Reality” which Modern Rock Review described as a “pristine EP of modern folk” and a “collection of musical gems deserving high recognition and acclaim.”
In 2015 Tom released his second album “The Road” attracting positive reviews from industry writers and folk rock royalty alike. On hearing the lead single from the album “Me and the Sun” David Crosby commented, “That’s beautiful…real fine, made a good record of it too. Hope I meet you somewhere sometime.” The Press Association proclaimed that the “10 songs on the album are uniformly excellent” and that Tom is a “performer of rare talent. 9/10”. Maverick magazine said “An excellent new album. Classy stuff. 4 stars” FolkRadio.com commented, “I love this album. A very welcome return.”
He is releasing his third album “The Shore” in May 2017. A solo performance recorded live in a small chapel in a tiny mountain village, it is a collection of songs mostly written since leaving London after a life changing accident in the Spring of 2015 to live in the mountains of Southern France. “London has changed a lot. It was time to leave.” It has already been warmly welcomed, “stunning” BBC 6 Radio.
With a strong track record and critical acclaim, a voice “hewn out of rock and soaked in brandy and cigarettes” and growing recognition as singer and songwriter, Tom Moriarty is rapidly establishing himself a reputation as one of the finest British singer-songwriters to emerge in recent times.