Tom Chaplin’s first ever solo album, ‘The Wave’, debuted in the UK charts at No 3 in October 2016 and features eleven incredibly honest and ultimately uplifting songs written by Tom, produced by Matt Hales (Aqualung, Lianne La Havas) and recorded in Pasadena, California and London.
It is the first time Tom has stepped outside Keane, the anthemic, multi-million selling British band who scored 5 number one albums between 2004 and 2013.
Driven by his unmistakeable voice, ‘The Wave’ is a powerful album that has had the critics raving. The Sunday Times Culture gave it Album Of The Week saying it is “incredibly beautiful and affecting”, The Telegraph, “the most gorgeous, anthemic, uplifting music of Chaplin’s career”, and the Standard, the Sun, Q and Mojo all awarding it 4* in their reviews.
To take his live show on the road, Tom has assembled an incredible array of musicians, who are all multi-instrumentalists, able to switch what they play as the richly layered songs demand. His band features MD, drummer and programmer Sebastian Sternberg; Rosie Langley on violin, synths and guitar; classically trained pianist and violinist Tobie Tripp; and Beau Holland on guitar, synths and piano.