Torville Ashburn M. Jones (born 6 April 1984), better known by his stage name Tokio Myers, is a pianist born in London. He won reality show Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 playing Debussy’s “Clair de lune”, which turned into Ed Sheeran’s song “Bloodstream”; Rihanna’s “Diamonds” in semi-final 3; and in the final Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar Theme soundtrack and Rag’n’Bone Man’s hit “Human”. He is of mixed British and West Indian descent.
Growing up, multi-instrumentalist Tokio saw that his head teacher, Philip Lawrence, had been stabbed to death outside the gates of St George’s Catholic school in north London. Tokio was 11 at the time and was led to safety inside the building by his music teacher. He went on to study with a full scholarship at the Royal College of Music.
Myers has previously supported Kanye West, The Police and Amy Winehouse when he toured with producer Mr Hudson’s band. He also supported Lianne La Havas on her 2016 European Tour.
Myers used synths and a sample pad as part of his performances, fusing classical roots with dance and pop genres. He was signed to a publishing deal with BMG.
On June 7 2017, Myers announced he was working on an album.
In June 2017, Myers featured in, and co-produced a charity single of “Bridge over Troubled Water” to raise money for those impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire, which happened in North Kensington on 14 June 2017.