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New Album - Tom Butler - Highway 

Hey Everyone, 

I'm releasing a new album very soon and I'm very proud of how it has come out. James Welch absolutely smashed the production! It will be released on September 30, 2016. It is my goodbye gift to London as I will be moving to Seattle on October 1 (the next day). I hope you all enjoy it. You can pre-order the album here: 



You can also listen to highway here: 

The Fugees - Killing Me Softly (Tom Butler acoustic cover) 



So I recorded "Killing Me Softly" by the Fugees. Thank you to the many that have already watched and commented on the video. It's awesome of you to do so. I've learned a little bit about the song since I've posted it. Thanks to Jamie Marshall for the following info: "Lori Lieberman who wrote the lyric has commented that the lyric was originally a poem written about her reaction to McLeans' song Empty Chairs". Thanks Lori! This song is a treasure to me and I love performing it. Hope you enjoy my rendition…

​What was it like to win the PRS Songwriting Prize? 

What was it like to win the PRS Songwriting Prize for the Gigs 2014 Busking Competition?

It was like being underwater. I was standing on stage with all of the judges and the 5 other contestants for the songwriting prize (who are excellent songwriters). When Guy Fletcher said, "Tom Butler", I had no idea what to do or say. Here are some photos and videos from the experience:
 

Before

During

After: Me giving a mumbled and terrible acceptance speech. I think I said 'Thank you...' When I went on stage to play…

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Gigs Big Busk 2014 Announces Top 6  

Hey Friends,

London Mayor's Office announced Gigs Big Busk 2014 Songwriting Finalists: 



"Gigs HQ is pleased to announce the six winning songs in the Gigs Songwriting Prize, sponsored by PRS for Music. The prize was open to all Gigs acts who write their own music and the winners chosen by a panel of judges. The six winning songs are now being listened to by Guy Fletcher, Chairman of PRS for Music, who will choose the overall winner.

All six songwriting prize winners will be invited to attend a day of…

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The 405 recommended this... 



Recently I wrote an online letter (also known as an email) to a very prolific music blog called the 405. They are UK based, but I think I connected most with their name as I used to drive on Interstate 405 everyday when living in Seattle. Anyway, you can write their team and let them know what kind of music you are looking for, and they will give you some suggestions. I wrote that I wanted to find new singer-songwriters in the same vein as: They sent me…