Saints & Singers
TOM RUST PRESS RELEASE OCT 2005 'Award-winning vocalist Tom Rust presents 'Saints and Singers'. The result of a long-standing collaboration with pianist/arranger Malcolm Edmonstone and his vibrant trio, this release showcases Rust's considerable vocal ability, tackling hip arrangements of Great American Songbook classics with flair and accessible charm.' Tom Rust is eliciting rave reviews on the jazz and soul scene with what has been called his mellifluous tones, mellow, smooth and 'lived-in' voice. Tom certainly hasn't slacked in his drive to get to the top, Tom is plying his trade, sweating it out in the clubs every week pleasing the crowds with standards, and his own interpretations of modern jazz & soul classic. Tom says he is often mistaken for someone, or 'people think they have met me before', and with his typical dry Mancunian wit he retorts 'I used to be a prison warder'. Tom was born in Manchester, starting his musical journey aged 13 in the school band, graduating to the local youth orchestra, even doing his stint on Morecambe Pier ! Tom has always recognised the importance of performing 'live'... 'with a live band there is something special, something in the push-and-pull of the band and audience... 'that chemistry' that brings out the best in the music'...'it's fantastic that jazz has become 'cool' again thanks to the new wave of jazz and soul music artist's, and that certainly gives me a boost'. Tom Rust is being 'bigged-up' by some of the biggest names in music and the music business, and with credible reviews in everything from the Observer to 'Blues & Soul' Tom looks set to 'go-all-the-way !'