VOTE: Young Essex singer on cusp of unsigned chart legacy

Tom Roddis busking in Cambridge

Tom Roddis busking in Cambridge - Credit: Archant

Young Wimbish singer/songwriter Tom Roddis is aiming to become the next artist to stay on the charts for a massive 20 weeks.

Tom, 13, has already notched a Christmas number one, but is aiming to be the 14th artist on the Cambridge 105 unsigned chart to stay in the top five for the maximum 20 weeks.

The chart is revealed every Wednesday on the Cambridge radio station, and instead of sales, relies on votes for the five existing chart members and one contender hoping to make it onto the list.

His song No Apology went straight into number one last year and has maintained his position in the top five for 18 weeks.

If tonight Tom is successful in keeping on the charts, he has just one more week to get as many votes as he can to stay in the chart for a 20th week - the maximum allowed by the station – and will become the 14th artist to do so since the chart’s inception.

Mum Susie said: “He is amazed that people have bothered to vote for him. He loves the exposure the chart is giving his song as it is playing at sister stations as far away as Biggleswade.

“The other artists on the list are big bands from around Cambridge so it would mean a lot to him to be added to it.”

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