“In Hollywood” is a stunner of a single from an undisputed country mastermind in Tom Proctor, who demonstrates just how genuine his depth of artistry really is in this song and refutes the very notion of a stage performer being tethered to but one medium alone. He transcends the limitations of the studio here, rolling out of the darkness and into our hearts on the whim of a sly vocal and emotive lyrics that hit close to home for anyone who has found themselves intoxicated by the bright lights of Los Angeles. I really hope that Proctor continues to develop this sound even more as time goes by and that he doesn’t end up putting this aspect of his life on the back burner anytime soon. He’s got an incredible skill set and a natural born talent to make it worthwhile, and personally I think that would be utterly criminal to waste.
Actor / Singer Tom Proctor has just signed with Wolf Entertainment founded by Hellmut Wolf for representation in Australia and Europe. Look for new announcements of upcoming projects coming soon!
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 16, 2018 – PRLog — Actor / Singer Tom Proctor has just signed with Wolf Entertainment founded by Hellmut Wolf for representation in Australia and Europe. Look for new announcements of upcoming projects coming soon!
Tom Proctor is no stranger to the entertainment industry, as he is an accomplished actor/producer and stunt coordinator in the tv/film world. He can be seen in the Academy Award winning film “Twelve Years A Slave,” the blockbuster Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in the hit television shows “Justified” and “Nashville” and many other great appearances on the big and small screen.
Tom Proctor is the founding member of Tom Proctor and the A-Listers, recent winners of the KDub Country Music Awards 2018 for Best Radio Single of the Year and Song of the Year for their hit single In Hollywood off their debut album “Working Man.”
Tom Proctor and the A-Listers are also nominees in for Best Band in the PureM USA Awards 2018.
Hellmut Wolf is an accomplished musician and founder of Wolf Entertainment.
The Wolfman is an extraordinary artist whose career spans over four decades and four continents. He started as flute player and then quickly picked up the Saxophone as second instrument back in his hometown Koblenz in Germany.
The Wolfman released several albums and singles, all self produced. His style is omnipotent, ranging all the way from New Age to Rock to Funk, to Urban, to Reggae and Trance/ Dance.
Next to being an accomplished musician and producer, Hellmut Wolf aka The Wolfman is the director of Wolf Entertainment, a multilevel music production, promotion and distribution company based in Australia http://www.wolfentertainment.com.au.
Expect great things from this incredible new collaboration,
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Tom Proctor: Guardians to The A-Listers With 70 IMDB credits to his name, Tom Proctor has appeared in films and television series such as Nashville, Lawless, Justified, Django Unchained, and Westworld. In 2014 he won Best Actor in a Short Film at the Northeast Film Festival and also won the same award at the 2018 Chandler International Film Festival. Currently, Proctor is working on three interesting projects. He and his band the A-Listers have dropped Working Man, a release with some of the most heartwarming storytelling songs on the planet. The A-Listers are a group of musicians who have worked with the … Continue reading
I’ll make a little confession here as a lifelong fan of country music. I don’t own any cowboy boots, nor do I think I will ever want to. I know, I’m exactly the big city cretin that country musicians can so coolly mock. I don’t even own one measly cowboy hat or one weary acoustic guitar filled with a secret liquor to drink away my forlorn songs. I’m not much of a devotee in the open at all. I’m one of those great many secret country music fans living lives far away from Nashville and the South as a whole. One of the frightened masses who can’t find the conviction to crusade for their Willie Nelson love, or their Johnny Cash idolatry in the day-to-day bustle of city life.
Even worse I’m not even really a southern man, and I don’t know what it truly means to live in the open expanses of the American heartland. I’ve been, and will probably always be, a city fairing person. But when I drive along the Rocky Mountains on my daily commute home, in the shadows of the mountain at dusk, listening to the crushing pain of Cash on American Recordings, or the world weary croons of Tammy Wynette, I can feel like I am, that I am in touch with the word I know nothing about. Wasn’t that country music’s greatest virtue? Sharing Southern escapism and struggle with the world, without pretense?
And when it comes to country music as a form of escapism, and Southern expression, few modern songwriters understand it as much as Tom Proctor. As a man deeply embroiled in the world of Hollywood as both an actor and stunt performer– you might recognize him from movies like Django Unchained and Guardians of the Galaxy, or shows like True Detective– Tom understands the power of narrative. He understands storytelling and the power of taking your audience somewhere where they could never go on their own. On his new album Working Manhe does just that, shooting shots of empty horizons and disintegrating roads. Telling stories of bikers and melancholic escape. He plays to conventional Southern tropes without the cynicism of a pop country star trying to sell the working man for everything he’s got, but as a storyteller trying to give the working man every credit he deserves.
Playing music that mines the tried and true sounds of southern rock and country, Working Man understands that the southern escape isn’t about re-inventing the wheel or challenging the form, it’s about the earnesty of the words, and the melodies you create. Like the forlorn descent of “Delete You”, or the anthemic rise of “Son Of An Outlaw”, Tom Proctor makes big statements inside the traditional word he orbits. And while the growing pains of a new artist are hard to ignore, in the sometimes lacking compositions of his bare bones ballads, the strength of it’s convictions can carry it through. Working Man is a confident step for Tom Proctor into a conversation that has existed long before him, one that is desperate for artists to carry it’s torch.
Okay, I’ll just say this: TOM. PROCTOR. IS. EVERYTHING! Literally, he’s everything; him, his band, and his newest album, Working Man, which was released June 15thof this year. As a music fanatic, I’ve never listened to an album that was as real as Working Man…or, at least, like it. In other words, I’ve never listened to an album to the point where at the end, I said, “…now, this is just deep on so many levels.” While I’m on that, can I just call this album “deep”…please?
Working Man’s two best aspects, among others, are its realistic themes and its commitment to one genre. First thing’s first: let’s talk about themes. Many of today’s songs refer to love, drama, heartbreak, and loving yourself. But, not many songs talk about the observation of life. Warning: don’t take “observation of life” lightly because there’s nothing “light” about it. What do I mean? Well, take Working Man (yes, the song of the same name) and In Hollywood(a song that hit home), for example. Working Man explains the struggles of people who work long hours to supply for their family. But, this doesn’t go without facing personal problems, like dealing with unappreciative people. Those same exact people working long hours wonder time and time again if there’s anyone else like them who might be going through the same thing. They might be wondering if there’s any hope or sense of guidance. How can I tell? Well, I was raised by a single parent (whom I appreciate very much). On the other hand, In Hollywood brutally explains how most people end up making it in Hollywood. This isn’t said much, but it is most certainly NOT an easy journey trying to become active in showbiz, especially the right way. Out of all the songs, In Hollywood was the one that hit all the way home, especially because I’ve been interested in the showbiz industry for the longest time (our little secret). Just when you thought no artist or band would say anything, Tom Proctor and the A-Listers would. I’m impressed.
And now, the second-best aspect: its country genre. As a music fanatic, I’m all for genre fusions. But, to have an album dedicated to just one genre is a bit outstanding and rather impressive. To me, sticking with one genre is part of what defines an artist…or in this case, a band. Now, I don’t mean that in a bad way; I mean that in a good way. Prime example, remember Taylor Swift? Of course, you do! Remember when she started out in the country genre and switched to pop? Country defined her. Then, pop redefined her. I’m all for redefinition because it’s all about change. But, when an artist or band is able to stick to one genre, that’s something else…and something worth being proud of.
I can’t guarantee that Working Man will have you working, but I can guarantee that it’ll have you in your feels. Believe that!
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