About Tom Goddard
hi,my name is Tom Goddard,(Oliver Ocean,is my nickname :P)
im 21 and im from England,i love music,its how I chill and express myself,im heavily influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson,Elvis Presley,Elton John,Whitney Houston,Ed Sheeran,anything unique I love it!
im driven by ambition,success,and the belief that anything is possible I you work hard,and focus on your goal.
I come from a very ... read more
Hello, A quick introduction, I record covers of popular chart songs,and upload them for your entertainment as well as original material written and recorded by me :) im a songwriter,and I can play drums too,I love music,it's how I talk to people,not literally! that would be pretty amazing though :p If there's one thing I believe in its being true to yourself,if your good at something chase it,if you believe in something fight for it,work your ass off and last but not least stay humble!
Posted at 2017-02-13
Posted at 2017-02-13
so as detailed in the title,i wanted to dedicate my latest email to just how stupid i can be but at the same time how amazing i can be when i dont even realise it....interested to find out more then keep reading because to be fair if your in a really shitty mood or just feeling miserable hopefully this will cheer you up a bit and turn that frown upside down! ;)
so im in my room right,ive got my laptop on you lap,and ive gone onto my recording software audacity to record something that i can add a bit of swaz to,something that i can really own! so im running through a list of artists in my head and i finally decide on Ed Sheeran,but for a while now ever since it came out ive been wanting to try and have a go at his newest song over the castle on the hill as i find the shape of you doesnt really have much range to it,meaning it pretty much stays in one place for most of the song despite being a commercial success and all round display once again of Eds lyrical and vocal ability,so i wanted to try his other song,
now......and im directing this towards all of you on my subs list who have ever started recording something gotten in a complete pissy thrown a tantrum because to be fair you know what your capable of and your not reaching it so you stamp your feet and wave your arms :P and then you randomly start singing giving the song your all putting everything youve got into it with the recording off (to your knowledge) of course just to prove to yourself that you can actually still sing the song your attempting to sing only to realise you actually havnt turnt off you mic and then your thinking okay,....you take a listen to your frustration/point proving moment and realise actually that aint half bad! well yes my darlings that is the case here so,out of my complete wobbly,i have recorded the chorus of ed sheerans hit song over the castle on the hill,unfortunately it is only the chorus because i had to delete the rest due to the expletives used,as i dont think it would have been appropriate to upload that because to be fair i think some of the things i was saying i made up and couldnt even be classed as a swear word...
so ive uploaded what i managed to save for your enjoyment so if you wish to take a listen ive added some reverb to it and i think it really helps to give i that studio finish! but please let me know what you think because i always value your feedback and my inbox is getting lonely due to the drought of feedback so please cheer it up if you will :)
thankyou for your patience and support,my newest house song Only You is making substantial progress is almost at the point where the backing is ready and all that is left is for my beautiful cherub like voice to fit infront of it and whalaa perfecto! but we will see how things go because for all i know it could be a pile of absolute wank! hahaha (big big appologies for any young people on my subs list) i was going to say shit but that wouldnt have been any better a choice of word in the overall scheme of things!
so please listen,enjoy,leave me your feelings on it and i will read read them as soon as :D
never stop believing in you and your capabilities,the only thing stopping you from being great is you! remember beauty comes from within,and most important taller people will always get rained on first!
Posted at 2017-01-28
Posted at 2017-01-28
its been a while since ive uploaded,but after taking a look at my old videos ive seen a transition and a change in my self and my voice which is great! i think its a good change but as always there is still plenty of work that needs to be done before im happy with where im at! but im happy with where things are going.
now ed sheeran as you all know is a really talented bloke,what with his ginger hair tattoos,guitar skills and unmistakably acoustic style as well as incredible lyrical ability he inspired me a little while ago to record a cover of his song lego house,now i was only young when i recorded it 17 i think,it was a bit hit and miss,and my breathing was all over the bloody place but and this is the key there was a foundation for growth,and i needed it! so i recently decided still at the tender age now of 21 to re record it but this time fix some of the mistakes that i made in the first video.
so im going to attach it in this email for you to head on over and take a listen to,please let me know what you think?granted im not ed but i think i hold my own covering one of his songs :P
lastly ive been receiving messages form you lovely lot,so thankyou :) i always take the time to read them,and do my best to reply to every message i read! ive got quite the following on here now which is very heartwarming to see,to think i started off with so little and have achieved so much! so a big thankyou to all who have been there to put up with my shit,and essays and life stories..... id be nothing without you!
id love to get to 1000 subs and hit 100,000 views and plays thats the aim! and i know that in time we will smash it together ;) but my promise to you is this,i know you dont know me,and when you read these messages to some they provide inspiration and to some your thinking fucking guy talks to much...whilst thats true :P what im saying has a point,im a very black and white sort of person,i will try my best to inspire you and really show you that unlike most artists i dont care about the glitz and the glamour or the money,win the lottery and you could become and multi millionaire over night by sitting on your ass have a cup of tea or whatever you may drink,no hard work no effort,just a beep from a till and possibly a 10 minute walk to the shop...NO! i want something more i want to leave something move,i want financial stability for myself but also for my family,as weve never know anything but struggle! and i want to leave a mark on the music industry,fads silly little one hit wonders,they means nothing to me,i want to become a legend i want the ups and i want the downs,i want to put in the hard work and the long hours to be the best and to really carve my name out as the hardest damn worker in the room because without hard work,you will achieve very little no matter how much talent you have because there will always be someone around the corner with just as much talent as you that is just as hungry as you are for success but that wants it that little bit more than you,so dont let your talent go to waste,put in the hours,and grow! because nothing good ever comes easy and those who say it does,fuck em! there either from a family where what they had was given to them or they are so naive that they are going to have a real shock when they see that success is not a quick fix,its not a sprint,its a marathon,and the journey you go on will either deifine you or break you,that choice is up to you :)
but i promise you one thing,as a role model to however many people listen to and like my music and as a regular lad myself,i will only ever be honest with you,ive been bullshitted to and its not nice so i would never do the same to anyone else because i dont like to be lied to myself!
keep listening keep sharing,and whatever you do dont ever stop dreaming!
i love you <3
Posted at 2016-12-28
Posted at 2016-12-28
i just wanted to send out a very quick message to everyone who is subscribed to my profile,subs form the start to subs who
have just recently joined this evergrowing family,ive just been on my profile again and you guys have really been hard at work!
to think that when i started this proifle off,i was a nobody and now im making way up the ladder,enjoying successes and milestones i never thought possible and honestly,im so honoured to see that ive gone:
number one in the UK for soul
number one in Devon for pop
number one in Devon for all genres
and not to mention ive also got almost 32,000+ total plays on my profile,thats like half of real madrids current football stadium!
and over 41,000 views on my profile! if that was ticket sales i could have sold out madison square garden twice!! i actually started crying when i saw that.. yes i know thats pretty sad but it means so much to me,like more than youll ever know so a big big thankyou to everyone who has made those numbers possible!
lastly as this year is coming to an end and the new year is fast approaching, im going to be working on my debut album rainy days,(2017) featuring 12 handwritten songs,all very personal to me but for me its a normal peoples album,non of this meaningless crap about getting drunk and going to the club and dancefloors...im not 15 and to be fair if I had the chance I would not be singing about getting drunk! as for those who have been drunk its not really something youd want to write a song about forget about yes... but not write about.....instead im writing about love,loss and personal stuff,stuff that I feel like everyone and anyone can connect to,and im sure when you hear the new album youll agree :) so id love your support when its finished :) A date is yet to be released,but when it is youll be the first to know ;)
ive also attached my newest cover to this email,"Your Song" by Elton John a personal favourite of mine and plus I thought my voice covering this song would sound pretty amazing,so please let me know what you think :)
lastly I hope everyone had a really good Christmas and Santa brought you everything you wanted haha,and heres to a brilliant new year, hopefully better than the last :)
Posted at 2016-12-12
Posted at 2016-12-12
for starters,i was absolutely gobsmacked to find out recently that ive reached 30,000 total plays!! the feeling is incredible and for sure one I wont forget any time soon..as well as being at nearly 40,000 total profile views,its just incredible to see so much support for my music,im so grateful to everyone who has taken the time to listen,reccomended/shared my music with friends and family without your support this wonderful journey would not be possible, so I hope that as time moves on,youll still be here firstly haha but not only that youll evolve and move forward with me and hopefully ill inspire you to follow your dreams and be all you can be!
nothing makes me happier than to know my music is reaching people all round the world and hopefully impacting your life,making you smile and bringing a bit of positivity to your day :)
keep listening,sharing and supporting my music..
be yourself,stay humble
god bless,much love
Posted at 2016-11-24
Posted at 2016-11-24
first off Hello my lovelies!
For a little while now I've been sending out these I should say in depth messages,for the wonderful people on this site,to allow you my fans whether you have been here since the beginning or have just recently joined this ever-growing family to get to know me,my music and give you a little bit if insight into my journey thus far as well as to tell you a little bit about my life and what makes what I do different form the rest! As you will have gathered by now I'm about as real and honest as it gets! I call a spade a spade as my mum always says..it's the best way to be!
My reason is simple with honestly you know where you stand,with Bullshit you dont!
Music in my eyes has become to centred around relevance,if your relevant you'll succeed,you could be incredible and still never make it because you dont fit a persona,or your look isn't quite right..it's absolute crap ,as some of the best musicians to ever live wernt exactly models (Roy Rrboson,Elton John,John Lennon,Sammy Davis Jr for example) but there voices,there message and there love for music shone through and that's what made them succeed,there talent!
in my opinion that's spot on the money...I'm a singer/songwriter not a model...i dont plan on entering a beautiful pageant and walking down a catwalk,my aim is to be the best singer in the world,and to have my name mentioned in the same light as the legends that many talk about even to this day,and my music played 100 years from now! but most importantly I want to leave a legacy behind for the next generation,to teach others to really sing from the heart,to put there all into every word that they write and every song they sing,to inspire believers to dream big and work there ass off,despite what anybody else says or thinks! Success comes with time,with failure and with a lot of lessons learnt,if you screwed up on a song because you realised it could have had a better chorus or more thought out lyrics or leaned more towards the feeling you were looking for ect then that should be a lesson learnt and a future mistake avoided ready to work even harder towards whatever it is you want tommorow! Pick yourself up,dust yourself off, and start again,think smarter,work harder and make sure that the level of fire and the dedication doesn't drop!
I believe so strongly in this as should I earn the opportunity of being seen by a major A&R rep or label and they like what they hear,it will go to show that even someone with little recording experience,resources and or money can achieve great things if the desire to achieve is strong enough :)
I've been knocked down I've been criticized I've been hated on but it just seems to motivate me all the more to achieve success!
Thank you to all who have supported me so far, I will never be able to thank you enough for your patience and dedication to all I have worked so hard for!
I'm working on New music as we speak,a new house track "Only You" I can wait for you to hear it :)
"Today I will live like others won't so tomorrow I can live like others cant"
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