English pop singer Tom Grennan was born in Bedford on June 8, 1995. He started out with aspirations to play professional football. He was talented enough to be selected to play for Luton Town and at one stage attracted interest from Aston Villa. Football's loss became the music industry's gain when he turned his back on the game after being encouraged by friends to pursue a career in music. He began by playing acoustic sets in small pubs and bars around London and was discovered by Insanity Records and offered a deal. After releasing his debut EP he got a break when he was asked to feature on the single “All Goes Wrong” recorded by drum & bass duo Chase and Status. Although the song only reached number 65 on the UK charts, it was championed by Annie Mac's influential BBC Radio 1 show and offers came in to appear on both Jools Holland's music show on UK TV and an MTV showcase. Tom Grennan's debut album, 2018’s Lighting Matches, captured his particular blend of electronic-inflected indie pop. His 2021 follow-up, Evering Road, topped the UK album chart and spun off a pair of hits including “Little Bit of Love”, which hit number 10, giving him his best charting single to that point in his career. In 2021, he contributed guest vocals to the top 10 single from Calvin Harris, "By Your Side," and repeated the same feat the following year on "Not Over Yet" with KSI. His third album What Ifs & Maybes came out in 2023 on which he collaborated with musicians including Jamie Scott, LostBoy and Manchester-based songwriting crew The Six.