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Tom Cole is an acoustic guitar player/singer-songwriter, making music inspired by the traditions of American folk, gospel, blues and country
Singing guitarist
Saint Leonards-on-sea
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Steeped in the traditions of American folk, country, gospel and blues, Tom's is an Americana style of Alt Country meets Greenwich Village Folk Revival. Hailing from Hastings on the South Coast of England, Tom crafts heartfelt songs from everyday life, with a softly understated vocal style underpinned by a mix of Merle Travis style fingerpicking and country flatpicking. Tom has been entertaining the Hastings area for several years with his blend of all things Americana, releasing four EPs of original material along the way.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Folk, Country, Blues, Gospel, Originals, Acoustic, Americana, Covers
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Theory teaching
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Song list

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
Big River
Daddy Sang Bass
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Man in Black
Flesh and Blood
Hank Williams - Lonesome Whistle
Lost on the River
Bob Dylan - Girl from the North Country
Don't Think Twice, it's Alright
Tonight, I'll be staying here with You
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
Neil Young - Heart of Gold
Love is a Rose
Unknown Legend
Hey Hey My My
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Jimmy Hendrix - Hey Joe
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
Lightning Hopkins - Shotgun Blues
Baby Please Don't Go
Son House - Death Letter Blues
Muddy Waters - I Just Want to Make Love to You
I Got My Mojo Working
Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You
Colorado Girl
Pancho and Lefty
I'll Be Here in the Morning
Jim Reeves - He'll Have to Go
Simon and Garfunkel - Cecelia
Ryan Adams - Oh My Sweet Carolina
Gordon Lightfoot - Early Morning Rain
Paul Weller - Wild Wood
Broken Stones
Jackson C. Frank - Blues Run the Game
Reverend Gary Davis/Dave Van Ronk - Cocaine Blues
Woody Guthrie - Pretty Boy Floyd
I Ain't Got No Home in this World Anymore
Billy Bragg - A New England
Between the Wars
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Ingrid Bergman
Merle Travis - 9 Pound Hammer
The Kossoy Sisters - I'll Fly Away
Toots and the Maytals - 54-46
Ewan MacColl/The Pogues - Dirty Old Town
Trad - In My Time of Dyin'
Hang Me Oh Hang Me
Midnight Special
Worried Man Blues
Trouble in Mind
Trad Irish - Wild Rover
Molly Mallone
Seven Drunken Nights
I'll Tell Me Ma


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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£320


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Greg T, 2 years ago

Tom was brilliant! His style and song choices suited the occasion perfectly and all the party-goers enjoyed his set. We'd welcome Tom back anytime 👍🍻

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Sandra M, 3 years ago

Tom Cole, you are absolutely brilliant. My dads 80th Birthday was simply amazing and without your presence it would not have been the same. You kindly allowed my uncle to get up on stage, use your guitar so he could also sing to the family, the feedback I have received goes like this. Lovely guy, please book him next year for my mum and dad’d 60th diamond wedding anniversary. I will be back in touch at the end of the year! To whom ever reads this review book Tom Cole you will not be disappointed!!

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Https://encoremusicians.com/Tom-Cole?tab=1, 3 years ago

My dads 80th Birthday was simply amazing and without your presence it would not have been the same.

Http://hastingslive.tumblr.com/post/130121684934/why-you-didnt-want-to-miss-tom-coles-ep-launch, 6 years ago

full of beautiful instrumental and vocal subtleties

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