Barnsley singer/songwriter Tom Hale is now gearing up for the release of his debut EP ‘In The Night’, after spending the last six months writing and recording the new material for the collection. We got the chance to have a quick chat with the young talent ahead of release – find out what he had to say below…

Tom Hale releases his new EP in July

Tom Hale releases his new EP in July

For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?

This EP is something along the lines of soundtrack-pop. I think it’s hard to pinpoint a genre nowadays because there’s so many.

What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?

I’d have to say selling tickets for gigs and the time and effort that goes into a release.

How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?

Very difficult; probably one of the hardest. There seems to be no right way of making it as a band or artist now; you just have to be at the right place at the right time and know the right people but most of all, have the tunes.

How important is it for you to maintain creative control over the work you produce?

For me personally it’s really important; I like to have full control of what I’m doing. I’m a bit of a control freak that way.

Where do you draw influence from for your work?

Listening to new music and experiencing new things.

If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?

I’d probably say Alexandra Saviour because I’ve always wanted to work with a female vocalist and her voice is incredible.

Tell us a random fact about you that not many people know.

I have a worrying obsession with Star Wars.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

Just to keep progressing as a musician and producer. I want to keep going and be as big as possible, but still stay humble.

Where do you hope to be by this time next year?

Playing festivals, building a fan base and releasing new music consistently.

What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?

A music video, the release of the EP and some upcoming gigs.


‘In The Night’ is officially released on July 7, 2017.

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