Tom Speight

A driven talent, Tom Speight has released a string EPs and a full-length album since 2014, amassing over 140 million streams on Spotify alone. He undoubtedly radiates positivity. For that, in part, he has his fans to thank – millions of them, all over the world. In Brazil, they sent his song “Little Love” to No.1. In Germany, they chose him to serenade contestants on the TV show The Bachelor. Everywhere Tom goes, his fans sell out his headline shows. He has also supported some of the biggest acts, from Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol, to Ben Howard and Travis.

But initially none of this could have happened due to illness. Just as Tom’s career was taking off in 2014, Crohn’s disease almost killed him. On multiple occasions, he spent months in hospital and his recovery took several years. Undeterred, Tom kept writing songs and often from his hospital bed. At the start of 2016, with no expectations, he began releasing them independently as EPs. To his astonishment, he was an overnight streaming sensation within months, and Tom hasn’t looked back since. Six playlisted singles in a row on BBC Radio 2, national TV performances, major festival appearances including Glastonbury, it’s been a whirlwind few years for him whilst still trying to control his Crohn’s disease. This all cumulated with this well received debut album Collide, produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Justin Nozuka) and released in 2019.