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Tom West



Fri, Oct 12th, 2018


11:45 pm to 12:15 am


Presented by: Gonzo Okanagan Host: Gonzo Okanagan

Tom West is an Australian singer-songwriter performing music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes. Delivering shows where his purposeful songwriting, unforgettable voice and intricate arrangements come to the fore. Effortlessly shifting between performing solo or with his band where banjos, saxophones & guitars complete the ramshackle wall of sound he has drawn comparisons to the likes of Volcano Choir, Andrew Bird, The Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men & Ben Howard. West’s latest work explores new boundaries in his writing and composing. Current single “Got It Cheap” is drawn from West’s upcoming album that was composed over a two-year period during which time he was influenced strongly by the sudden and traumatic death of his father & mentor. “Got It Cheap” is a reflection on the disposability of the routines modern life imagined during dream-like walks through the Australian suburbia. Open tuned banjo plays off against West’s old Stratocaster before the song collapses into riffs and swells into dream-like changes. The new music was recorded between a makeshift studio in the Adelaide Hills, in his home, and Nashville, where the project was mixed and co-produced by Collin Pastore (Lucy Dacus). 2018 has seen West’s songs resonate with new fans around the world. Additions to major Spotify playlists and consecutive ads to radio in his native Australia confirm the songwriters ability to connect with his booming number of listeners. Armed with a new repertoire of songs and stories following on from years of performing, writing and traveling between Australia, Europe & the Americas West will be touring his upcoming material to the USA in the latter half 2018 and beyond.


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509 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna


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