Vocalist/songwriter Tom McRae credits his upbringing for leading him to some profession in music. While we were young in Chelmsford, his parents had been vicars within the Chapel of Britain and McRae sang within the choir. His mom played acoustic guitar and, as a teenager, he’d borrow it. When his sisters had been hearing Kate Bush and U2, McRae adopted and started buying information. He also began to become seriously interested in music. At age group 18, he proceeded to go away to Guild Hall University or college to review music politics, quickly forming rings and writing tunes. A chance ending up in audio engineer Roger Bechirian (Elvis Costello, Press, Carlene Carter) led him to an operating romantic relationship. He and Bechirian formed McRae’s soft-spoken sound, which later on yanked him a cope with Mercury’s db Information. Tom McRae’s confessional self-titled debut made an appearance in fall 2001 and gained him evaluations to Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. Critics raved and McRae also a obtained Mercury Music Reward nomination exactly the same 12 months. In 2003 EXACTLY LIKE Blood hit racks and another 12 months McRae relocated to California, where he documented his third full-length, All Maps Welcome, an recording that premiered in 2005. 2 yrs later Ruler of Cards, documented in England, arrived, followed this year 2010 by Alphabet of Hurricanes.