Grantham, Britain (UK)
I am not Qoncept.
Qoncept is the music.
But More importantly, it is the intention of the music.
Qoncept is what my personality sounds like.
It is an expression of my thoughts, and my feelings.
It is who I am, what I believe in, and what I stand for.
It is opinionated and justified.
I create this music for no one but myself.
Qoncept is the feeling I get in the centre of my body when a song truly speaks to me. I am simply the middle man between silence and that feeling.
If Qoncept gives you that feeling too... you're welcome... if not, go and find something that does and love it!
"A Concept is a vision in which specific ideas, take precedence over traditional concerns. A conceptual idea will usually only appeal to the open minded and adventurous."
Qoncept is a non-profit solo music project by 26 year old, Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Tom Sharpe. Tom has been dabbling in music production since around 2005 with remixing, but progressed to writing his own original songs in the summer of 2009.
Tom’s music is based around the concept that it should not “pander” to any specific genre or style -
“Expressing myself, my thoughts, my feelings and my passions through music will always take priority over commercial or financial gain, because i believe that the spirit of true art is corrupted and de-valued by money and fame. Music today is surrounded, by unimaginative, unstimulating, soulless songs that pander and bow to the desires of society. Most artists are too afraid to venture near the boundaries of music for fear of not being accepted as artists”
But Tom believes that pushing the boundaries is exactly what makes an artist -
“Art is not about trying to create something that is perfect to everyone, it is about creating something that is perfect to the artist. True artists have the confidence to not be influenced by the expectations of society, but instead, to simply create whatever feels right whether it gains them fans or not”.
Tom's lyrics are mainly based on his personal views, experiences and values. They are honest, meaningful, passionate, and thought provoking. They are designed to cause you to get lost in the song and to leave you with a sense of inspiration.
Tom's vocals are a mixture of melodic singing to add warmth, powerful spoken words to bring intent, and subtle screams show the passion behind the lyrics, but by teaming up this diverse vocal style with his unique style of music, Tom is able to produce truly personal songs.
“I do not expect my music to appeal to the wider audience, but i am making it available in the hope that the true music lovers will appreciate what i stand for and respect me as an honest artist!”
Comments by Qoncept
Real and meaningful lyrics and vocals!
Remy, u never disappoint! Perfection as always. (Tom - previously of Slow Motion Explosions)
So sick!! Wana hear a full version soon!!
As unique as Enter Shikari. As if i needed another reason to go see them... Then i find out Hacktivist are supporting them!!
minimal but so interesting and powerful. pianos add perfectly to the whole feel aswell. amazin composition right here mate!!
soundin good mate... love ur voice!!
yea it was released in may this year officially, but its been around for fuckin ages hasnt it...!!
Awesome man. as always, very listenable... Kept me interested all the eay through. and great production
@firestrike: thanks man... il hav to get over and see if youve got any new tracks out!!
as always... i will sooooo be buying this... ON tuesday!!! one of the best ive heard in ages mate