You read it right… TOM CLARKE, former frontman and principle songwriter for The Enemy, who sold over 1 million records worldwide, with a number 1 UK album, a number 2 UK album as well as another top ten and a top twenty album and several top ten singles – is coming back to York.
The Enemy received awards from Q Magazine, NME, and XFM amongst many others, and hold the record for most consecutive shows at the legendary London Astoria, bettering the record set by britpop greats Blur. They supported the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, The Manic Street Preachers, Oasis, The Stereophonics and many more over a career which spanned a decade.
Tom is also a ghostwriter for other contemporary and emerging artists and, in 2016, drawing on his classically trained background, composed his debut soundtrack for a film written by BAFTA award winning writer and author Geoff Thompson and directed by Cannes Film Festival nominated director Paul Shammasian.
Tom is also a strong campaigner for the arts, and in June 2010 backed an art gallery’s bid to win the UK’s largest single arts prize. The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry was shortlisted for the £100,000 prize. And in 2016 Tom leant his backing to Coventry’s City Of Culture 2021 Bid.
Tom has also been outspoken about his personal battle with depression and has criticised the music industries lacklustre approach to confronting bullying, especially within the popular media as well as stating that the music industry is one of the few remaining workplaces which has no regulation against bullying and no safeguards for musicians who are statistically more likely to suffer with depression and anxiety and are therefore more vulnerable and susceptible to the harm bullying can cause.
You already know this is going to be one helluva show – and sell out. Fingers on buzzers!