Before his performance at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, singer-songwriter Tom Grennan spoke to Birmingham Eastside to reveal all about what the future holds for him.
Tom Grennan is touring as part of the promotion for his new album Lighting Matches.
The artist has 33 million hits on Spotify for his song Found What I’ve Been Looking For, which is featured on the FIFA 2018 soundtrack and is used by Sky Sports as the theme tune for Super Sunday.
So what is life now like fo Tom? Birmingham Eastside found out…
How is the tour going so far?
“It’s been really good so far. It’s a tour that I’ve seen a very big difference in the size of crowds, with people singing songs, and, yeah, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”
What do you enjoy about playing in Birmingham?
“Birmingham’s always a good energy.
“I think I played here on a Tuesday last time and it was one of the best gigs of the tour. I like coming to Birmingham. And it’s the second biggest venue of the tour.
Is music what you’ve always wanted to do?
“No, not always. I wanted to be a footballer when I was younger. It wasn’t until when I was a teenager that I found music and I’m glad I did because it’s amazing being able to perform and for people to be able to sing my songs, it’s incredible.”
How did you discover that you had a talent for singing?
“I was at a party, I was drunk and it was just from there really.
“I had to carry on and make my craft better, make my voice better, like it didn’t sound how it does now – it takes a lot of time and a lot of effort.”