RCA Records Duo Seaforth Share Their Journey From Australia To Nashville Label Deal

Seaforth perform. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

New RCA Records Nashville duo Seaforth‘s Tom Jordan and Mitchell Thompson first met when they were three years old, and grew up going to the same soccer games and taking the same high school classes in Seaforth, their shared suburb in Sydney, Australia.

Jordan and Thompson also drew creatively from shared country music influences. After forming a duo and taking their band name from that Sydney suburb, Seaforth spent six years making regular trips from Australia to Nashville, before officially moving to Nashville in October 2017. Once in Music City, they continued bettering their craft, and eventually produced a four-song demo to send around to the major labels.

“The label response was incredible, so we knew we had to make a decision,” Thompson says. “We had met with [Sony Music’s] Randy [Goodman] at Sony and a few A&R reps there. We played four songs and Randy said, ‘We want y’all to be a part of sony.’ He signed us on the spot. We love their energy and what they are doing with artists and their whole team.”

The duo is signed to Warner/Chappell for music publishing.

Seaforth with MusicRow owner/publisher Sherod Robertson. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

During a recent visit to the MusicRow Magazine offices, the duo performed three tracks including their current single “Love That,” as well as “Taken Your Picture” and “Talk To Me.” The duo’s smooth pop-country sound features Thompson’s laid-back baritone, accentuated by Jordan’s piercing tenor.

Seaforth is currently on a radio tour, which they say makes a pretty incredible way of mixing work with seeing the US for the first time.

“Everyone talks about how hard radio tours are, but it’s great because we get to meet so many people,” said Thomas.

“And see the U.S. in three weeks,” Jordan quips.

Between radio runs, Thompson and Jordan are in the studio working on a full-length project and say a few tracks they performed during that first meeting with Sony, including “Love That,” made the cut.

“The coolest part has been working with Dann Huff. He has been the dream producer we wanted to work with. It allows us to each have our lane and to speak into the songs as two distinct personalities.

“They are like the demos on steroids.”

 

 

 

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