Tom Chaplin – a new day v1
*** Autographed by Tom Chaplin***
As well as our art, music is one of our main shared passions in life. In the midst of the many concerts and gigs we were fortunate to be able to see in 2015, two stood out. Aside from being utterly fabulous, they had one other thing in common. Not only were they very small gigs performed by artists used to playing in front of tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people, they were fledgling gigs by artists starting a new chapter in their musical journey.
The first, celebrated here, is Tom Chaplin, former iconic frontman of the globally successful Keane. Having seen Keane play a number of times to packed venues, it was an absolute joy to be one of the lucky 250 people to be present at the Tunbridge Wells Forum to see one of Tom’s very first solo shows as he seeks to explore musical life after Keane. Yes, there were the classic Keane tracks delivered with that unmissable voice, but more excitingly, it gave us a chance to hear some of the new material Tom’s been writing himself, and they are terrific. Role on the new album!
Tom would be the first to admit the road to where he is now has been far from smooth, but he really looked and came across as a person stepping out of a grey, dark world into a world filled with beauty and colour. We wanted to capture and celebrate this in our unique, hand-cut papercut tribute to Tom, set here against a multi-coloured acrylic spay background. Given the interest we anticipate in this piece, we have taken the very unusual step of doing a second version, again totally cut by hand, but finished in classic black and white which brings to mind “Hopes & Fears”, Tom’s first album with Keane (see HERE).
Signed by the artists and back mounted on archival quality mountboard, this striking one-off A2 design would make the perfect collector’s piece for a Keane/Tom Chaplin fan and comes in a black, solid wood custom-made box frame.
Dimensions: 450 mm (w) x 625 mm (h)