Hailing from Barnsley, Tom Hale, talks about writing and recording his debut EP ‘In The Night’, released on July 7th.

‘In The Night’ is a collection of cinematic pop love tunes, a pure example of grand and uplifting romanticism….

Hi Tom, how are you today?

I’m great thanks.

Can you tell us a little bit about your new musical project?

Well I initially started recording the EP as just a single but I thought I could try and be a little more clever with it. I was going to do the first run of gigs on myself but things started to take off really quickly and I started looking for a band straight away.

What’s your new single ‘In the Night’ all about?

It’s about a guy who falls in love in his dreams; the whole EP tells a story leading up to it but it’s also open for audience interpretation.

Having previously been in a band, what inspired you to make the move to go solo?

There was a number of reasons, I just didn’t feel like I was progressing as a musician and I slowly lost interest. I thought going solo was the best option for me.

Who would you say are your biggest influences musically?

There’s so many but I’d have to say The Beatles, Robert Plant, Henry Mancini and Air.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Alternative Soundtrack-Pop.

What can we expect from your solo live shows?

Well I’m still getting my new band together at the moment but it’s sounding big. I’m really looking forward to playing the new songs live.

And if you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

America, I’ve only been there once but I fell in love with it straight away. I’ve always dreamed of living over there, I’m going back to New York in December which I’m buzzing for.

If you could collaborate with any artist – past or present – who would it be and why?

Well If it was past I’d probably have to say John Lennon or George Harrison but present I’d say Alexandra Saviour, Robert Plant or badbadnotgood.

Finally, what does the rest of 2017 have in store for Tom Hale?

Hopefully start gigging September time and get a few more singles out before the end of the year.