Sir Tom Jones picks his opening artists for County Ground concert

Tom Jones. Picture courtesy of Hayley Bray Photography Ltd
Tom Jones. Picture courtesy of Hayley Bray Photography Ltd

Sir Tom Jones has confirmed his opening artists for his concert at Hove’s County Ground on Sunday, July 17.

Brit award nominees Toploader are set to perform after up-and-coming musician AJ Brown opens the show.

AJ Brown

AJ Brown

Toploader, who come from Eastbourne, have sold more than two million albums since forming in 1997, as well as having 20 hits both home and internationally.

Their debut album Onka’s Big Moka was nominated for four Brit awards as well as selling more than one million copies and remaining in the UK’s top five album chart for over six months.

Magic Hotel their second album reached number three in the UK albums chart, and saw Joseph Washbourn (singer), Dan Hipgrave (guitar), Matt Knight (bass) and Rob Green (drums) set out on the biggest tour of their career to date, playing to more than 100,000 people in the UK alone.

Their song ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became the global hit of 2000.

Sir Tom Jones likes to support new talent and has given a platform to AJ Brown this summer. Singer, songwriter, pianist and saxophonist AJ is influenced by artists like Michael Bublé and Lionel Richie. Highlights of his recent touring have seen AJ support not only Sir Tom Jones but George Benson, Rebecca Ferguson, Elaine Paige, Marti Pellow, 2CELLOS and Collabro.

He also appeared as special guest with Clare Teal, Matt Ford and the BBC Concert Orchestra on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night.

AJ’s EP, Made For You, was released in 2015 ahead of the Made For You tour, with further releases planned for later in 2016.

The County Ground concert will be part of Tom Jones’ exciting 2016 tour, following on from the recent release of his autobiography Over the Top and Back and album Long Lost Suitcase.

Sir Tom’s distinctive voice and iconic records have earned him a place as one of the best loved artists ever to emerge from the 1960s with an eclectic musical mix spanning pop, rock, soul, R&B, dance, country and gospel. To date he has achieved more than 100 million record sales.

Tickets are £39.50 for general admission, £45 for Silver and £69 for Platinum.

Call 0844 264 0206 or visit www.sussexcricket.co.uk.

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