Virtually Alive, recorded between 2007 and 2011, is the second of Tom Rugg's solo albums and includes The Polar Bear Song (Bjorn's Song) and the Christmas track I want a Tarantula! Which won rave reviews on it's release ("It's fantastic, I'm lovin' it and it's completely stuck in my head!" Kath Martyn BBC Radio Wales, "Such an original Christmas song! I love it! I can't stop singing it!" Jo Hurst, Producer, BBC Radio Bristol and Somerset). Featuring Tom Rugg on vocals, guitars, keys and bass, Louisa Phillips on vocals and backing vocals, Fiona Frank on violin, Josh Ruck on Cornet and Tom Sanger on Sax, the album was recorded and mixed at HUSH! Studios by Darren Wood. During the recording of the album Tom was invited out to Cape Churchill on Hudson Bay to join Polar Bears International. His experiences with the polar bears and arctic researchers was screened by the BBC (The Polar Bear Diaries) in 2009. The Polar Bear Song/Bjorns's Song continues to be a youtube hit with stunning arctic footage by the Emmy-Award winning cinematographer Daniel Zatz ).The influences of the arctic are felt in Tom's subsequent songs - Call of the Wild, Northern Lights and Earthrise. Tom's earlier albums include Driving Home (with Russ Payne, Adi Dionisi and Pete Rose of the band State Destination) and his first solo album Tales Untold.