Tom & His Free Mockingbirds’ Latest Single: A Musical Journey Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr on the Bafana FM Digital Playlist

We are pleased to announce that the new singles ‘Blues for King’ from ‘Tom & His Free Mockingbirds’ are now on our prestigious Daily A-List Playlist. The first version features Pazzy Blu and the Piano Vox version features Remii. Listen out for them night and day on the playlist + they will also be played daily as a special DOUBLE BLUES POWERPLAY at 9 PM SA time for the next month.

“Blues for King” is inspired by Martin Luther King and our exploration of Blues as well as our own dreams. Martin Luther King Jr was a great man. He had a gift for friendship and extraordinary reserves of patience and discipline. His courage and moral vision seem even more exceptional for having come from a man with ordinary flaws.

The band’s songwriter firmly believe that Blues is the extraordinary music gift to humanity and to help humanity progress in its battle against racism which likely will never stop & proven fiendishly challenging. Our songwriter, in exploring Blues, plan to embolden without embittering – not unlike Martin Luther King.

Tom is a songwriter-producer of the indie band Tom & His Free Mockingbirds. He is also the leader of the band and Tom has the vision of growing the band into a big band like Count Basie & His Orchestra. Tom is a prolific and consummate songwriter-producer.

The band loves all genres but often veered towards Blues and Folk Rocks. Tom as a front man is greatly influenced by blues icons like Duke Ellington & His Big Band, and Count Basie & His Orchestra. His benchmark on songwriting is Bob Dylan.