Tom Hickox is a singer-songwriter from North London, born in 1981. He is the son of Richard Hickox CBE, one of Britain's most renowned conductors and Grammy Award winner with over 280 recordings to his credit. His mother was an orchestral timpanist.
Comparisons of Hickox's music have been made to that of Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Scott Walker and even Randy Newman. The Daily Telegraph have already been won over by "depth and intensity" of his voice and music calling him "a true original". The Sunday Times described Tom arriving on the music scene "as if from a different planet, and certainly from a different age." The Daily Telegraph described him as "the most powerful and original lyrical songwriter this country has produced in years". Fuse magazine swooned over his "outrageously daring lyrics" and the "deathly beauty" of his arrangements.
Hickox is currently signed with publisher Warner/Chappell. In 2011 he soundtracked a Dr Martens advert starring model and actress Agyness Deyn with a version of his song Good Night. The film was the inspiration behind the beginning of Rihanna's We Found Love. His relationship with the brand continued in 2012 and his song The Pretty Pride Of Russia was used in a new ad, starring model Alice Dellal. Official videos for The Angel of the North and The Pretty Pride of Russia have been released and appears on Clashmusic. and NME.com.