Tommy Evans latest single pays homage to the extraordinary people in his life and wider society, celebrating key workers and communities dealing with our current Covid -19 pandemic. Over a chilled out Temple beat, Tommy narrates the account of his aunt and uncle meeting by chance (or was it destiny!?) on a Paris – bound train alongside the tale of his grandfather’s aspirational ascent from working class lad to big boss status. Listen here
Svetlana (of XXVI Collective) – heard on previous single “El Jefe” cameos once again, showcasing her soaring soulful vocals on the hook. “(Extra) Ordinary People” is one of Tommy’s most personal songs to date, both epic and intimate, intelligent and emotive; a much needed dose of inspiration in these turbulent times.
Hailing from a family of artists, innovation, imagination and industry are embedded in Tommy Evans’ DNA. As a pioneering UK Hip Hop musician, Tommy has appeared on over 50 releases; managed the influential YNT record label: collaborated with multi-platinum and underground artists alike including Neneh Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, Stereo MC’s, Nightmares On Wax, Andreya Triana, Foreign Beggars, Nutty P and Doc Brown to name a few. Tommy’s music has been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and featured on MTV, Soccer AM, Skins and Kidulthood; he has also supported and performed with De La Soul, Common and Corinne Bailey-Rae as well as the godfather of Hip Hop DJ Kool Herc. Tommy can even count Rio Ferdinand and Kylie as fans and has had his voice sampled by the late, great J Dilla.