Songs from the city

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You know that feel­ing when some­where feels like home im­me­di­ately?

Singer-song­writer and pro­ducer Rod Thomas – oth­er­wise known as Bright Light Bright Light – has taken that feel­ing and put it into mu­sic.

New York Pretty, the first track from his forth­com­ing EP Tales of the City, was re­leased last month and has a ti­tle taken from the Ar­mis­tead Maupin se­ries of the same name, and chron­i­cles, in part, his move from Lon­don to New York.

The Welsh mu­si­cian, who plays in Kent next week, said: “It has the same idea as Big Busi­ness star­ring Bette Mi­dler and Lily Tom­lin, that you’ve been in a place that doesn’t feel right to you, and then one day you find your­self in a place that im­me­di­ately feels like home.”

It’s not un­like the premise for Into the Night, taken from his 2016 re­lease Chore­og­ra­phy, of which he says: “It’s in­spired by the Michelle Pfeif­fer and Jeff Gold­blum film of the same name – the idea of meet­ing some­one who changes your world in an in­stant.”

The singer, who has been en­dorsed by El­ton John, has wrenched him­self away from his adopted New York home to travel to the UK for his tour, which comes to Rams­gate Mu­sic Hall on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7.

The show starts at 7.30pm, with en­try £9. To book, and for more de­tails, visit rams­gate­mu­

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