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Tom Aspaul

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Years active  2013–present
Record label  On Repeat Records
Role  Singer
Name  Tom Aspaul
Labels  On Repeat Records

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Origin  Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter, record producer
Genres  Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music
Associated acts  Little Boots, Kylie Minogue, Karen Harding, MNEK
Similar People  MNEK, Kylie Minogue, Sia, Wayne Wilkins

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Tom Aspaul is a British singer and songwriter from Wolverhampton, now living in London.

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His recent writing credits include Kylie Minogue, Snakehips and AlunaGeorge, amongst others.

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Career

After graduating from Central Saint Martins college in London, Tom Aspaul began his career in music writing for other artists. In October 2013, Aspaul signed with Little Boots' label, On Repeat Records. His only release with the label, the MNEK-produced single "Indiana", attracted support from Popjustice and Pitchfork. A remix of "Indiana" went on to top the Hype Machine Chart. The original version of the song was covered and renamed as "Feels So Good" by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Minogue included it on her twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once, with Aspaul contributing backing vocals.

On 10 December 2014, Tom premiered "Good Together", the first single from his debut mixtape, Revelation. The song, produced by GRADES, received support from Huw Stephens and was named by former BBC Radio 1 DJ, Zane Lowe as his "Next Hype". The mixtape was self-released 19 May 2015, receiving acclaim from Billboard magazine.

Tom co-wrote and featured on XYconstant's single, "Do It Well", released on FFRR Records/Parlophone in September 2015. The track was featured on several 'Best of 2015' lists, eventually being nominated for the 2016 Popjustice £20 Music Prize, an annual prize awarded by music website Popjustice, recognising the best British pop single of the previous year.

In November 2015, Tom was chosen by BBC Radio 2 DJ, Jo Whiley as one of three acts from the West Midlands to perform at her BBC Introducing showcase, preceding the BBC Music Awards in Birmingham.

Tom released his first full EP, LEFT on BLK&WHT records on 4 November 2016, featuring work with frequent collaborators MNEK and GRADES.

Aspaul frequently cites the work of Rodney Jerkins, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez amongst his main influences. He continues to write for other artists, co-writing upcoming releases for Charlotte OC amongst others.

References

Tom Aspaul Wikipedia


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