We’d like to welcome you to our brand spanking new series of live music sessions. We’re all about supporting up and coming artists of all kinds here at Art Wednesday, so naturally, we’re proper chuffed to be able to present some amazing talent to you in this short film format. The philosophy behind these sessions is simple – plonk a promising young artist down in a studio, take away everything but the music, and let the song do the talking.

The first artist we invited along to do their thing is the hugely promising solo maestro Tom The Lion. We’re honoured to have had him take part and set the precedent for what promises to be a truly exciting series. Usually shrouded in mystique, he’s a little promoted artist whose 2011 album ‘The Adventures of Tom The Lion’ was voted Rough Trade’s #23 album of 2011. Not bad for a record which precedes what he’s calling his debut album, which is in the pipeline for early 2013. This is a guy who is all about the music; he writes, produces and performs every last drop of sound that appears on his records, and who has made a conscious decision to grow slow and grow strong (hence his name is rather fitting), limiting his releases and his media presence and making his releases something to be proud to own. Besides the limited edition vinyls, the ‘Adventures’ album was also released in a beautiful wooden CD boxset. If you’ve ever read ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance’ then you may have engaged yourself in philosophical debates about ‘quality’. Look no further, Tom The Lion oozes it. Here’s what happened when we spent a little time (6 mins and 17 secs, to be precise) with him.

Tom is playing a headline show at the Sebright Arms on 4th December. You can buy tickets [here]

His vinyls have all been snapped up already, but you can still get his CDs [here] – go grab one!