Tom Hickox

The Westival Club @ The Mill Times. Saturday 27th Oct, 6pm

€10,00

‘THE MOST POWERFUL AND ORIGINAL LYRICAL SONGWRITER THIS COUNTRY HAS PRODUCED IN YEARS’ – THE TELEGRAPH (UK)


Picture a lion, then imagine that lion fixing you with a stare and opening its mouth. You expect a roar, but instead out flows a sexy baritone voice, dark and enthralling. You want to stay with this lion forever. You have just met Tom Hickox.

A powerful and original lyrical songwriter, this Londoner ’s sombre, elegant and often tender vocal melodies are imbued with the theatricality of Neil Hannon, Nick Cave or Jack L. His sonorous voice trawls the lower scales only to effortlessly soar to clear highs, while his piano playing complements the mood, whether dystopian or baroque. Mesmerising lyrics spin sometimes-troubling tales and haunting visual landscapes.

Complex, literate, compelling. Tom Hickox is all of these things, and more.