Songs from the city
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 ramsgatemusichall.com