Sir Tom Jones started his singing career as a sex symbol, but he has earned the respect of the music world through the years with his soulful voice. His 2021 performance of ‘This is the Sea’ perfectly exemplifies his singing power.
Tom’s charisma takes over the dark stage as an acoustic guitar and marimba begin playing. Blue lights fade into an ocean scene projected on the background of the stage.
The drummer begins to play lightly as a single white spotlight shines on Tom when he starts singing. He smiles at the crowd wearing a blue button-up shirt. The stage is filled with smoke, and an organ begins to play halfway through the verse.
Tom slowly sways to the beat of the song. The tune’s gospel feel is perfect for Tom’s soulful voice, and he fills the room with power. Tom sings, “Now if you’re feelin’ weary. If you’ve been alone too long. Maybe you’ve been suffering from a few too many plans that have gone wrong.”
Tom’s performance is being recorded for ‘Surrounded By Time’ live at o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. He hits every note perfectly as the song intensifies with a slow, churning groove.
In the end, Tom sings the final line very quietly, “Behold the sea.” He smiles as the crowd whistles, cheers, and claps for him, and he takes a bow. Tom’s decades of success and experience make him a joy to watch when performing.
Not only did Tom sell over 100 million records, but he also had 36 Top 40 hits over the years. Some of his biggest songs include ‘It’s Not Unusual,’ ‘What’s New Pussycat?” and ‘She’s a Lady.’