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tomjoshua20.jpg Local: Tom Joshua

Tom Joshua is a singer songwriter worth getting very excited about and he’s sure to be one of the star turns at this year’s Stockton Calling festival.

Is Teesside the most commonly misspelled place in the north-east? I only ask because even Tom Joshua has spelled it “Teeside” on his Facebook description of himself and he’s actually from the area. Stockton to be precise. No matter. What he lacks in dictionaries he more than makes up for with his singer/songwriterly ways, which have caused plenty of people to get very excited about him. His debut single ‘Meteor Showers’, a Nick Drake-like, hit-you-right-there, slice of golden pop/folk, has racked up over one million plays on Spotify and it had BBC 6 Music types, and Radio 2’s Jo Wiley, yelping along with enthusiasm. His latest single is ‘Cinema’, which has an atmospheric, James Blake thing going on. It was produced by Cam Blackwood (who has done the biz for the likes of George Ezra, Billie Marten and British Sea Power) and it’s simply gorgeous. A step up again. This fella has a very bright future and you can find out why when he plays Stockton Calling on Saturday 11 April. (He also has his debut London headline show at The Slaughtered Lamb on 16 April if you’re passing.)

Seek: tomjoshua.com