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Tom McRae

Tom McRae

Fri 04 Oct 2024 & Wed 09 Oct 2024

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The critically-acclaimed, Mercury and Brit nominated Tom McRae, returns with his 9th album Étrange Hiver and a string of shows across the UK.

Tom’s 9th studio album is an album of duets with some of his favourite French artists. McRae decided to collaborate on these 11 new songs with various artists as a way of acknowledging his deep love of French music, and deepen his relationship with mainland Europe, following Britain’s disastrous decision to leave the EU.

Tom’s debut album went Gold in France in 2001, selling over 60,000 copies, and he has divided his time between Paris and Wiltshire since 2021. Says Tom: “I grew up being intrigued by classic French songs. Before streaming services made all music readily available, only the huge crossover pop songs made it across the channel, but while my friends were listening to Vanessa Paradis, I was listening to Serge Gainsbourg. It seemed exotic, adventurous, and to be from another planet, let alone a country only 21 miles away from my own".

"Étrange Hiver, is about beautiful songs, some in English, some in French. Sung as duets with friends (some established artists, as well as some new or undiscovered voices) and creating 11 little emotional moments in a crazy world. Some cinematic, some more intimate and personal, all of the songs addressing the important things in life: love, loss, political populism, impending climate collapse... written at a time when it feels as if the world may never escape from this long, strange winter. “

Artists duetting on this album with Tom include: Keren Ann, Chien Noir, Clou, Alex Beaupain, Rose, Naya, Vanille, Helena Noguerra, Alma Forrer, Aïtone and Julien Brocal.

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Fri 04 October
Stage time / 7:30pm

Doors / 7:00pm


Manchester, RNCM,
124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD


£24.50 - £28.50 + booking fee

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Wed 09 October
Stage time / 7:30pm


Cadogan Hall,
5 Sloane Terrace


£25 - £30 + booking fee

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