The West’s Awake is one of Tommy Fleming’s finest pieces of recording.
The new album will be released on October 10th 2014.
Tommy unique and powerful voice turns every song into a magical musical experience and touches emotions in you that only music can reach.
The West’s Awake is Tommy’s 12th studio album and was recorded in London throughout the summer of 2014. Produced by Mike Moran who has worked with such luminaries as Queen, Freddie Mercury, and Annie Lennox to name but a few. Mike has produced some of the world’s bestselling albums, he also wrote huge hits including “Don’t stop me now” and “Barcelona” His magnificent production ability has brought the best out in Tommy for a wonderful recording and his vocal is incredible even after 25 years of touring and recordings.
The West’s Awake has 14 tracks all written by Irish writers with one very special song written by Brendan Graham “I Rest In You” which features as an orchestral version and an acoustic version with just Tommy accompanied by Mike Moran on Piano.
There are several outstanding tracks on this album from the electric opening track “John O Dreams” to the anthemic album title “The West’s Awake” and also includes “Remember Me” written by Phil Coulter and “Angel” written by Christy Hennessy there is also a very special song “Shine on Me” written by Tommy, Linda Burrage and Mike Moran, all songs brought to life with a band of the best London session musicians and the Royal Philharmonic Concert orchestra under Mikes direction.
The West’s Awake is Tommy’s first recording for many years that include the type of tracks that first brought him to the forefront of Irish music.
Tommy’s versions of Danny Boy, Raglan Road and The Contender have earned him world recognition he now spends a lot of time in Australia where he has a multi album deal with ABC. Tommy will be returning to Australia in November/December 2014 to accompany Elaine Paige on tour
On 30th March 2012 Tommy lost both his parents and for several months after the shock he chose not to tour or performs live. During this time Tommy released his autobiography after one of his toughest years to date. The influence his parent had on his career and the encouragement inspired the book and the recording of the album “Begin” a collection of emotional heart wrenching songs inspired by the influences he received throughout his career from his parents and the feeling of helplessness when that part of his world changes forever, a fitting and personal tribute to his beloved Mother and Father”.
Tommy’s music has helped and inspired 1000’s for people going through difficult times. His music has the ability to comfort, encourage, grieve, overcome, strengthen sooth and inspire as its powerful emotion is featured in every word.
After an eventful 25 years career that has many times been in ruins in 1997 he lost the release of his first album when he broke his neck in a road collision to when he abandoned his music career because of total frustration with the music business and took time out working with GOAL in Sudan, but he always returned to what he loves best, singing and performing. Now content with where he is in the world of entertainment and having experienced success when he took control of his own destiny he releases another brilliant musical album for his loyal fans.
Eric Clapton– “Best version of Danny Boy bar none”
Liam Neeson– “I hope he doesn’t take up acting”!!
Alex Ferguson-“If he played football like he sings then I would sign him”
The Boston Globe– “The dynamic voice of Tommy Fleming who soared on every song”
New York Times-“The success of this concert was Tommy’s classic interpretation of The leaving of Liverpool and The Auld triangle had the Audience on its feet”
Tommy is available for Interview and performance please contact Tina 096-36443 or 087-2448520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nationwide tour October 2014 & January – March 2015 include UCH Limerick, Cork Opera House, Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin, INCE, Limerick, Galway, Athlone, Derry, Belfast check www.tommyfleming.com for details
Promo for The West’s Awake
Sonny from The West’s Awake