San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Liverpool singer/songwriter Thomas McConnell, one of the UK's fastest rising young musicians, has signed with Bay Area-based Wayne Coy Productions (WCP) Artist Management for Worldwide representation. WCP will be coordinating all efforts with record labels, radio, retail, touring and publicity.
Since 2012 when McConnell first started on the Merseyside’s open-mic scene, he has toured the UK with China Crisis, Ian McNabb (Icicle Works) & The Vinyls and opened for veteran artists like Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen), Ian Broudie (Lightning Seeds), The Pretty Things and The Real People. His most recent EP, "Worried About Thomas McConnell" was released in 2013 to the kind of critical acclaim usually reserved for older, more accomplished musicians. His eclectic sound is influenced by a wide variety of rock and pop of the 20th century including (not surprisingly,) a certain band from the 60’s that also called Liverpool home. He plays all his own instruments on recordings, writing and arranging every part.
Mojo Magazine featured Thomas & Ian McNabb's cover of The Beatles' "All I've Got To Do" in their August 2013 issue and attached CD, "We're With The Beatles." A video of Thomas performing Paul McCartney's, "New" the day the song was released was shared by Macca himself on his official Facebook and Twitter pages. The story was featured in the Liverpool Echo and led to him meeting and being recognized by Paul at his BBC Radio 6 gig/Q&A in October 2013. Recently, he has become one of the youngest musicians to ever be endorsed by Hofner Guitars.
“I’m delighted that I’ve signed with a great music industry veteran. Wayne Coy’s spirit and years of expertise fill me with confidence and excitement about the next stages of my career,” says McConnell, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday and is currently at work on his forthcoming EP, “Crocodile” and rehearsing for an International tour that will coincide with its release later this year. McConnell will serve as the opening act for another of his influences, Glen Tillbrook of Squeeze in May.
Coy is enthusiastic about the signing; “Thomas is the first artist in probably ten years that I knew right away we wanted to be involved with. Usually, these things are slow to build. In this instance, it was evident on first listen that he is talented beyond his years. I cannot understate how great it is to work with a young artist that has such drive and commitment to their music. Maybe just as important, he is a joy to work with. He is humble, good natured and intelligent and has the time-honored Liverpool combination of a strong work ethic and wicked sense of humor. We are looking forward to working together for a long time.”
Contact: Wayne Coy Productions