Born and raised in Bedford, Tom Grennan’s childhood was a fairly typical one. He played football, went to school, got a moped at 16. Aside from an MP3 player his mate’s brother loaded up with grime, music was never a big part of his life growing up. Until, that is, he had a little too much to drink at a party, and demanded that everyone listen to him performing. Bolstered though it may have been by a generous dose of Dutch-courage, his performance was impressive, and he hasn’t looked back, since releasing a debut EP showcasing his gritty, soulful vocals, collaborating on Chase & Status’ ‘All Goes Wrong’, and featuring on the BBC’s Sound of 2017 longlist.