Tom Hickox

Tom Hickox

Fri 19 Sep 2014 7:30 pm

Tickets: £7.50

It is rare to come across an artist that functions on honesty, rarer still to encounter one that is honest about themselves. The artist mindset generally requires a little sprinkling (or large dollop) of self-delusion so sitting with Tom Hickox as he describes his journey to his debut album and hearing him describe his first efforts as a young songwriter back in the mid noughties ‘as simply not good enough’ is unexpected to say the least. Self-aware enough to describe himself as ‘fussy rhythmically and linguistically’, driven enough to ensure that words not only convey the correct meaning but also fit the meter of the composition correctly, Hickox is a musical craftsman who has already seen The Sunday Times suggest he is ‘from a different planet, and certainly from a different age’.