Tom Teams up With Hugh Laurie in New Orleans


Tom has just been in New Orleans having a great time with Hugh Laurie and his band, filming a live performance of a tune from Hugh's wonderful new album Let Them Talk (Warners) which will be released in Europe on May 9 and in the States in the autumn. Alongside his many accomplishments as an actor and writer, Hugh is a devoted and accomplished musician who loves New Orleans blues:

“In my imagination, New Orleans just straight hummed with music, romance, joy, despair; its rhythms got into my gawky English frame and, at times, made me so happy and sad, I just didn’t know what to do with myself,” said Laurie. “I love this music as authentically as I know how, and I want you to love it too. If you get a thousandth of the pleasure from it that I’ve had, we’re all ahead of the game.”

Tom is a one of the guests, along with Irma Thomas, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, who contribute to this brilliant and uplifting collection. Stay tuned for more news....