Singer holds launch party at Horsham pub

The Tanners Arms is opening its doors for the launch party of a singer/songwriter whose debut EP is raising money for Cancer Research.

Wayne Tomsett, aged 29, from Crawley, has written and produced an album called ‘Human Minds’ and will be performing in Horsham on Sunday, December 16.

The pub, in Brighton Road, is opening especially for the event and will include other Sussex folk and acoustic performers including Rachel Hawker, Will Martins from the band Pirate & Cobie and Horsham-based Lauren Rebecca.

Wayne, who plays guitar, bass, piano and the drums, said: “I would describe my music as folk pop if or contemporary folk if you like, so influenced by bands like Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls and City & Colour.

“The concept for the EP is based on life experiences, taking you on a journey. For example there are songs about childhood trauma, teenage love, self identity, confusion and sadness that are all very personal.”

Sales from Wayne’s three singles, one of which will be released at the end of November, will be donated to Cancer Research until the end of 2013. Wayne said: “My fiancee’s mum had breast cancer and my grandad died of lung cancer.

“It’s not going to raise thousands but it’s music which I enjoy and it’s a way of donating to something that’s important.”

The launch party is free entry and will start at 5pm and finish around 9pm.

The EP, which includes five tracks, is released on the same day and can be bought online at for £3 and the CD, which includes three extra demos, is available to buy on the night for £6.

The singer added: “I want as many people as possible to come and check out the music. The people I’ve got playing are really good and it will be an amazing night.”