Former Royal College of Music (RCM) student, Tokio Myers, was crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday 3 June 2017.
His take on Rag’n’Bone Man’s song, Human, in the competition final was a hit with judges, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell and David Walliams, as well as the general public, who took to social media to express admiration and support.
After studying piano at the Royal College of Music with Yonty Solomon, who passed away in 2008, Tokio went on to record and perform with his band, Mr Hudson and the Library. They produced an EP, hit single and album, going on to support many high-profile artists including Amy Winehouse and Kanye West.
Andrew Ball, former Head of Keyboard at RCM, who remembers auditioning Tokio, said:
‘It was clear to me that he was talented from the very beginning. I’m pleased that we were able to provide him with an environment where he could hone his technique and study with Yonty, who was very fond of him.’
Tokio Myers will perform at the Royal Variety Show on 24 November 2017 as part of his prize. He is also set to give a performance at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room on 13 July 2017.
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