http://nemm.org.uk/magazine/popular/popular-features/feature-tom-smith/ Tom Smith is a 14 year old Singer Songwriter from County Durham. Now with almost 20k Facebook follows he is a formidable social media presence. Already an accomplished guitarist In his short career he has supported Shed Seven, James Bay and Catfish and the Bottlemen (three times) and played Kendal Calling. This winter he supported The Charlatans on tour and is the youngest ever performer at The Great Escape, Festival No.6 and Kendal Calling playing entirely original material. Last year he has supported Frankie & The Heartstrings, Hyde & Beast (twice) and Michael Cassidy as well as jamming backstage with James Bay at T in the Park. His appearance at The Fluffy Rock Cafe at Glastonbury Festival resulted in him being described as one of the highlights of the Small stages by http://www.neonfiller.com/wordpress/?p=11300 alongside Billy Bragg and FFS. He has also won this years Child of Acheivement at the north east press Best of Wearside awards. Tom also appeared on the charity recording of The Beatles classic Help! In aid of Syrian refugees alongside the cream of the North East Music Scene and again he stole the show.
He has achieved so much in such a short time whilst living with the life limiting condition Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means he was born, and continues to function, with only half a working heart.