'We both want the same thing - to be humongous': Tom Grennan bigs up Various Artists Management

James Hanley

Why did I sign with Various Artists? Ha ha ha,” laughs Tom Grennan, bringing an unexpected air of intrigue to proceedings. “I met John Dawkins, my manager, over a pint of Guinness. It was December 18, 2015 and we bonded straight away. I could tell that he had the same ambition, the same drive, the same dream and I think you need that.”

Bedford-born Grennan, 24, has come to consider Dawkins both a best friend and big brother figure, but ...

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