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CONCERT REVIEW – Tom Walker – Brooklyn, NY

Tom Walker completely took over Brooklyn, New York, on August 6 with his show at Rough Trade NYC.

The ‘Leave A Light On’ singer impressed fans from the start of his set with his uniquely powerful vocals and genuine stage presence. Walker transported fans from the venue to Madison Square Garden within the first few seconds of his performance. If one thing was certain, every single person in the venue was in awe of the artist and person in front of them and wondering at what point in time he would be selling out the largest arenas in the world. These feelings all occurred within a matter of seconds. 

Photo by Alessandra Guarneri
Photo by Alessandra Guarneri

With both older and recently released tracks, Walker made sure to give both new and old fans that have followed him from the very beginning a taste of both his personality and talent in-person. There was an ideal balance of addressing the audience, storytelling and playing his songs like it would be the last time he ever could. His passion for the music he writes is undeniably clear both through his studio recordings and especially on stage. Walker gave every ounce of energy he possibly had into his performance in Brooklyn and the crowd recognized that. 

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Rough Trade NYC was packed from the very front of the stage to the back of the venue with supporters of all ages and from all around the world. Some English accents were floating around within the audience in between each song and the die-hard fans at this particular show made their presence known. Walker even seemed to have some inside jokes with them that were being screamed from the audience here and there. He was completely in his element on stage and made attendees feel as though they were catching up with him, an old friend, that just happened to be incredibly talented. 

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The weekend started early on Wednesday night and as fans exited the venue, the general conclusion was that they couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect every second of Walker’s performance was. Each and every song on his setlist came to life and attendees were able to connect the dots about all of their overall messages through some casual on-stage chatting between Walker and his beyond-engaged supporters right in front of him. His song, “Dominoes,” for example, exposes the media and news always reporting on awful things happening or even inaccurately spreading information. Those in attendance resonated with both his slow jams and intense rock-out songs that he performed. “Karma” was most definitely a fan-favorite as its lyrics and beat allowed people to yell and psychologically tell off a past rival or imaginary enemy. Walker’s songs resonated with each person watching his show because his lyrics are all genuine, relatable and portray important messages. 

Tom Walker made sure that Brooklyn remembered his name after his set. This is definitely not a show you are going to want to skip out on while it won’t break the bank! He is about to take over the world and the gateway to getting into his music before he’s number one everywhere is slowing closing in.

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Written by Alessandra

A music journalist originally from the New York area who loves to speak and write about music of all different genres. The world of sound is filled with endless possibilities and experiences.