Stevenage schoolboy tops iTunes chart

John Henry Newman Head of Music Phillip Wright with student Tom Croysdill who's song topped the iTun

John Henry Newman Head of Music Phillip Wright with student Tom Croysdill who's song topped the iTunes blues chart - Credit: Archant

A student is celebrating after topping the iTunes blues chart with a recording of a school show performance.

Tom Croysdill, 18, was number one in the download chart last week after releasing his cover of Every Day I Have The Blues, previously recorded by singers such as Joe Williams and BB King.

Tom, who attends The John Henry Newman School in Stevenage, plays guitar and sings in the song.

“We recorded it at a new year concert a couple of months ago and I just had the idea to release it properly through iTunes,” he said.

“We used a computer program to adjust and balance all of the instruments and give it a more polished sound. It’s been a really great experience.”


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He now plans to go on to study music at the London Centre of Contemporary Music after finishing his A-level exams at the school this summer.

Phillip Wright, who is head of music at the school, said: “He’s really talented and gave an excellent performance. It’s really great for our music department to be able to demonstrate the kind of hardworking and successful individuals we are helping to produce.”

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To listen to the song visit www.soundcloud.com/tomcroysdill

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