Reading-based singer-songwriter Etham recently took his stardom and songwriting talents all the way to Seoul, South Korea, for a headlining show. He also supported the megastar Sabrina Claudio earlier this year on her European tour.
Etham’s transcending vocals are versatile. Not only can he fill up an entire venue, with people left stunned by his talent and inward-looking sentiments, but he also feels comfortable acapella or accompanied by nothing but a guitar. His recent line of singles, including ‘I Won’t,’ ‘Guilty,’ and the newest release, ‘Know Me Yet,’ Etham presents admirable vulnerability with sonically underlined, emotionally mature personal reflections.
For his newest endeavor, Etham is preparing for a busking tour across the UK with stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, and Brighton, with a headline show at London’s Colors on World Mental Health Day, October 10th. Etham is excited to return to his busking days, but this time in support of one of the UK’s leading mental health charities, YoungMinds.
He shares his personal motivation for collaborating with YoungMinds: “I’m just such a huge fan and an admirer of what [YoungMinds] do and how they specifically help younger people. As a kid growing up, I was unfortunate and fortunate to experience some real highs and lows of being a kid. My parents split up when I was 9 years old, but the things that unfolded between my parents were incredibly messy and hard to watch or be around… I feel that because of my experiences, it really drive me to want to help in any way I can to let those in need know that they’re not alone and that, like me, you can come out of it as a strong-driven person and succeed even when the odds are against you.”
The director of campaigns at YoungMindxs, Tom Madders, expresses his enthusiasm about his partnership: “We’re delighted that Etham has chosen to support YoungMinds on his UK busking tour and headline London concert on World Mental Health Day… The money raised will help us to continue to deliver guidance to young people, campaign for change, and equip the adults around a young person to support them with their mental health.”