Tompkins has quickly gained a strong social following and some notable fans such as Elton John and Bebe Rexha. Tompkins is known for covering one of Rexha’s tracks ‘I Got You’. His rendition went on to win an MTV Cover of the Month slot.
The artist has additionally collaborated with some big names in the music business too such as Krept and Konan and MNEK.
Although these are all laudable achievements, Sam Tompkins also impresses people with his original solo work. ‘Follow Suit’, which is his latest single, sees the artist talk honestly about grieving the loss of a close friend who committed suicide. The rawness of the track showcases that Sam’s voice is one worth listening out for in 2019.
His signing to Island Records means that his labelmates will include the likes of Drake, Ariana Grande, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Mumford & Sons.
A delighted Sam shared the news via his social media pages stating “…I’m tearing up while I’m writing this cos I’ve faced so many shitty obstacles before getting here. Coming from where I come from, it’s hard to imagine ever escaping that small town lifestyle, but I went against all odds and now my career is really beginning. The happiest day of my life.”
You can catch Sam Tompkins live at Hit The North with a bill topped by Jake Bugg, Tom Grennan and Shame along with well over a hundred more acts. Early bird tickets have sold out so if you wanna be there you’d better get yours ASAP!