Tom Emlyn

Tom Emlyn

Tom Emlyn

Tom Emlyn is a captivating, energetic performer, who writes honest, swirling folk songs that cut straight to the bone. Known for his work with rock bands News From Nowhere and Bandicoot, his solo work maps an alternative Southwalian landscape drawn from psychogeography and local history. It’s a rich descriptive portrait of the unique post-industrial character of Swansea. Written on foot and by bus, his observational, poetic lyrics and simple 60s-folk-influenced melodies explore what it means to belong to a place; the bitterness, the love and the humour. In the particular is contained the universal, and Tom Emlyn’s captivating songs explore the particularity and peculiarity of human experience in a unique way.