At the age of 83, Sir Tom has received some of the best reviews of his career for his most recent Ethan Johns-produced albums “Surrounded By Time”, “Long Lost Suitcase,” “Spirit In The Room,” and “Praise & Blame.” Critics praised both the recorded material and his performances, highlighting his undeniable and unique talent in both the studio and on stage.
Sir Tom’s career kicked off in the early 1960s when he signed with Decca Records in London. He had a string of hit songs including “It’s Not Unusual,” “What’s New Pussycat?” “Delilah,” and “Green, Green Grass of Home” which sat alongside his hugely popular 1969-1971 cross-continental TV show, “This is Tom Jones“.
He has always had a fundamental interest in a wide range of music, leading him to work with dozens of iconic collaborators over the years, ranging from Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin to Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, and many more.
Away from the stage, Sir Tom’s career has been filled with numerous honours and accolades, including a deeply cherished knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2006, multiple BRIT Awards, a Silver Clef Award, the prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award and a Hitmaker Award from the US Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Along with his yearly touring, he has continued to be active in the industry as a longstanding coach on the TV show The Voice UK. His recent autobiography “Over The Top And Back” was a rollicking best-seller, and his 2021 album release “Surrounded By Time” made him the oldest male to claim a Number 1 spot on the UK Official Albums Chart with an album of new material, overtaking Bob Dylan.
Sir Tom has cemented his place in music history as one of the most successful artists of all time, traversing musical eras and genres, cutting across class divides, and appealing to all genders and ages, mainstream and cutting edge.