Tokio Myers’ virtuoso hydrid performance on keys, drums and synths saw him crowned worthy winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 earlier this summer – proving that the talent show is more than just schoolboy choirs, dancing dogs and naff impressionists. It was his nuanced and emotionally-charged dexterity tickling the ivories, which really captured the nation’s heart. At his audition he started playing Debussy’s classic Clair Du Lune before seamlessly transitioning into Ed Sheeran & Rudimental’s Bloodstream. Pure tekkers! It took the audience from silent observes to standing applause. And people at home were equally impressed.
In the semi-final he fused Rihanna with Jay-Z & Kanye West before moving onto Swedish House Mafia. But it was his tear-inducing rendition of Rag-N-Bone Man’s Human which pulled at the heartstrings and saw him triumph in the finale. It was almost as if time stood still.
Now Tokio – real name Torville Jones – is embarking on a whistlestop UK tour. Starting in Gateshead on 4th April 2018, he stops at 3 more cities, before ending at Printworks London on Tuesday 10th April 2018.
Does Britain have talent? The jury is still out. Does Tokio Myers? Most definitely!