"beautiful songs, deep lyrics and catchy melodies" is how bbc music introducing describe the oxford-based singer songwriter.
tom draws inspiration from his love for the blues, folk music and even jazz. fascinated with the history steeped in music dating back as far as the turn of the twentieth century, tom's repertoire consists of stories from the times.
growing up in hereford, tom started to learn guitar at the age of 12. heavily influenced by music of the skateboarding scene, tom would play with his bandmates making rough recordings on an old 4-track and playing school talent shows. tom's first studio experience came at the age of 15 where he recorded a two song demo with his band.
upon leaving school, tom joined the army which led to his training as an engineer. tom's passion for music never dwindled and he would often seek solace during long periods away from home by writing and playing his music. when tom left the army, he relocated to oxford and began his training as a teacher. it was in the city of "dreaming spires" where tom was inspired to start performing live.
tom has played his own headline performances, various festivals and venues as well as successfully supporting well known acts on the folk circuit such as jacob & drinkwater, gilmore & roberts and gerry colvin.
a unique and intimate gig in the south oxfordshire countryside during the summer of 2017 resulted in tom's debut album release, "live @ the yurt", showcasing his ability as a songwriter and also his own interpretations of the music that inspires him.
the start of 2018 saw tom release his first studio e.p., "feelin' the pinch" consisting of 5 self-penned originals which was met with positive reception through a hometown launch gig in hereford and a feature on bbc introducing as well as other local radio shows.
"in session for bbc music introducing" is tom's most recent release. the stripped back, acoustic e.p. was the result of a recording session with the station in front of a live audience and received a headline feature on the radio show.
tom now has his sights set on recorded his first studio album and increasing his performances across london and beyond.