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Tokio Myers: Britain's Got Talent winner announces first UK tour ahead of debut album Our Generation
A skilled multi-instrumentalist, Tokio Myers is principally known for his blend of popular music and classical styles on the piano. Born in London in 1984, Myers' real name is Torville Ashburn Jones. In 2017, Myers signed to the major music label BMG and began work on his debut studio album.
In June of that year, Myers contributed to the charity single "Bridge Over Troubled Water", originally a hit for Simon and Garfunkel, as a part of the band known as Artists for Grenfell. The song achieved a number one hit for the pianist, alongside other notable artists such as Stormzy, Gregory Porter, Rita Ora and Leona Lewis. He had previously studied at the Royal College of Music under a scholarship programme.
He's now going out on his own headline tour across the country in April 2018. Catch him live in Gateshead, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and London when you buy Tokio Myers tickets at StubHub UK.
Tokio Myers: Londoner revels in chance to showcase his talent
When he was just 11 years of age, Myers' witnessed the murder of his head teacher, Phillip Lawrence. He was led away from the brutal stabbing, which occurred outside the gates of his school in North London, by his music teacher. By his own admission, he has focused on the power of music to unite and inspire ever since.
Myers' first breakthrough occurred when toured with a group known as Mr Hudson and the Library. This band released an EP named Bread & Roses in 2006. It was followed soon afterwards by a single, "Too Late, Too Late". The song achieved number 53 in the UK singles chart and was featured in the comedy movie, Mr Bean's Holiday. The band appeared on Later with Jools Holland, performing two songs, and went on to a release an album. This was noteworthy for Myers' use of classical piano styling over a reggae-influenced bassline. Myers toured with the band in 2007, supporting the likes of Paolo Nutini, Mika, Groove Armada, Kanye West and Amy Winehouse on her hugely popular Back to Black tour.
Having played at festivals such as Glastonbury, T in the Park and the Godiva Festival, the band split up in 2008 and Myers embarked on a period of working alone. In 2017, he entered a TV talent show and won it, playing in his signature style. During the final of Britain's Got Talent, Myers blended Hans Zimmer's, "Interstellar Theme" with Rag 'n' Bone Man's hit song, "Human", to wide acclaim. Myers went on to state that he wants to use the considerable winnings from the show to set up a music school for disadvantaged youngsters.
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