Luke Toms releases, Peace By Myself on 23th April through Island Records.
Whether or not you believe he was raised by pheasants following his birth in 1904 as his Myspace page purports, a glimpse of the refined, debonair and charismatic Luke Toms leads you to think he may just believe it himself.
Equally influenced by Hercule Poirot (moustache, pre war fascination) as Freddy Mercury (moustache, consummate showman) and with a Bowie-esque performance on the hazily rich new single 'Peace By Myself', Toms really is quite unlike any other singer songwriter in the UK today. A tour with Mika at the end of 2006 pitted together two upcoming troubadors bringing old school values bang up to date, where the performance, the song and an unbridled individualism are pushed firmly to the fore and heralding a solo artist that can hold a stage and an audience's attention without breaking a sweat.
Luke will play the following headline shows in April.. 12/4 Slaughtered Lamb, London (solo). 16/4 Brighton Joogleberry Playhouse 17/4 Oxford Zodiac 18/4 Liverpool Barfly 19/4 Glasgow kings Tuts 20/4 Aberdeen moshulu 22/4 Bristol Louisiana 23/4 Cardiff Barfly 24/4 London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen 25/4 Southampton Joiners 26/4 Penzance Acorn Arts Centre