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Soulful acoustic folk singer-guitarist
Singing guitarist
Bath
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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom is renowned for his unique, personal take on covers from every era of music. With a range of over 50 songs spanning from 60s Motown to 00s indie, from Otis Redding to Arctic Monkeys, he is set apart by his adaptability, equally at home providing subtle background music or bringing the house down with his passionate and soulful performances. Tom is also a BBC Introducing credited songwriter, working behind the scenes for other artists. His musical acumen shines through in his lively guitar style and expressive use of his instrument. Able to supply either a full PA system or a busking amplifier for his performances, he is a consummate professional, committed to providing a memorable experience for all who hear him perform. “Honestly blew my mind! His original take on already brilliant songs, coupled with his insane vocals meant the whole bar quite literally went wild. Cannot wait for him to play next!” (Jennifer, Wales). “OMG I absolutely love him! Currently listening to him and he is amazing!” (Emma, Wales) “Amazing singer with an outstanding voice! Couldn’t give the guy enough credit if I tried!” (Bill, Surrey) “The most soulful and talented chap around. It was such a pleasure having Tom play for us.” (Bex, Hampshire).

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Blues, Originals, Pop, Covers, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Post rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Song list

Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Arctic Monkeys - Suck it and See
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Arctic Monkeys - Why D’You Only Call Me When You’re High?
Amy MacDonald - This is the Life
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson - Make It Better
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Bon Iver - Flume
Bon Iver - Re:Stacks
Bonnie Raitt/Richard Thompson - I Can’t Make You Love Me
Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City
Bruce - Springsteen - I’m On Fire
Bruno Major - Wouldn’t Mean A Thing
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Corrine Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Coldplay - Yellow
Craig David - 7 Days
Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet
Drake - Passionfruit
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Elton John - I’ve Seen That Movie Too
Elton John - Your Song
Father John Misty - Bored In The USA
The Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir
Frank Ocean - Self Control
Frank Ocean - Thinking Bout You
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
George Ezra - Budapest
Gregory Porter - Hey Laura
Honne - Coastal Love
Hozier - From Eden
Hozier - Cherry Wine
James Brown - This Is A Man’s World
Jamie Cullum/Rihanna - Please Don’t Stop The Music
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
Leon Bridges - Beyond
Lionel Richie/The Commodores - Easy
Lionel Richie/The Commodores - All Night Long
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get It On
Matt Maltese - Nightclub Love
Michael Kiwanuka - I’m Getting Ready
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
Nick Drake - Northern Sky
Oasis - Slide Away
Oasis - She’s Electric
Otis Redding - Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding - My Girl
Paolo Nutini - Better Man
Paolo Nutini - Last Request
Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
Paolo Nutini - Candy
Paolo Nutini - Coming Up Easy
Phoebe Bridgers - Funeral
Phoebe Bridgers - Scott Street
Phoebe Bridgers - Smoke Signals
Phoebe Bridgers - Steamroller
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Rex Orange County - Loving Is Easy
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Stereophonics - Dakota
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
Vance Joy - Riptide
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Tom is known for his unique, personal take on covers from every era of music. He has an innate ability to read a room and create the perfect vibe for any occasion, whether it be subtle background music or bringing the house down with his passionate and soulful performances.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

FatFace, Heineken Lounge, Wasing Park, Youngs, Las Iguanas and many weddings at top venues across the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bon Iver especially, plus artists such as Otis Redding, Arctic Monkeys and Phoebe Bridgers.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Heineken Lounge

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Please get in touch if timings change after booking and I will do my best to accommodate these. If you require a longer performance, I'm happy to discuss this and adjust my quote.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide playlist music via ipod during the breaks to keep the momentum going during your event or I can put on your own playlist for you using my PA system. This is included free of charge if its between live performances.

How much time do you need to set up?

Normally only 30 minutes but I like to arrive early especially for weddings so try to arrive at least 1 hour in advance.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

I like to choose my own song lists to perform on the day so I can adapt my set to the vibe of the event. I'm happy to take 1 or 2 requests from my list though.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring my PA system and all equipment that I need to perform. I would just require a power supply with 1 accessible socket. If there isnt a power supply available please let me know at the time of booking as I have a battery powered busking amp I can use instead if advance notice is given.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I can learn 2-4 brand new songs upon request for a small additional fee per song. At least a months notice would be ideal.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£520
Packages
Acoustic Duo (for weddings)2 musicians
2 x 45 mins acoustic duo set with vocals, acoustic guitar and drums
£1395
Acoustic trio (weddings) 2 musicians
2 x 45 mins acoustic trio set. Vocals and acoustic guitar plus bass and drums.
£1750

Add-ons

New song requests
+£60
Personalised songwriting service
+£695
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Alice G
27 days ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Tom to play a 2-hour set for the drinks reception of our wedding August 2022. Tom was a fantastic addition to our wedding and we loved the selection of songs he played. He read the vibe of our day brilliantly and our guests commented on how good Tom was. Would highly recommend 😊👍🏼

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Mim
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was amazing from start to finish everyone at our wedding loved him. I would highly recommend Tom he is very professional, talented, passionate, friendly and a down to earth :)

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Natalie B
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

A huge thank you to Tom for an amazing performance at our wedding. We had so many compliments from our guests on how amazing he was and they loved the music he played. I will 100% book him again in the future!

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Sam W
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was incredible! We've had so many guests say he was the musical highlight of the day. He's such a lovely guy, was happy to accommodate our requests and got the party off to the perfect start. We'll be recommending him to friends and family and will be sure to book again in the near future.

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Lotte P
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Poole
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5 out of 5

Please can you pass on to Tom how much we loved his playing for Kitty’s wedding. He was a great hit with everyone there. He was flexible, helpful and a great musician. I would have no hesitation in having him play for us again and recommending him to others.

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Steph M
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Farnham
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5 out of 5

Tom, thanks so much for performing for us on Monday, you were FANTASTIC! All the guests thought you were amazing too (including my sister-in-law who works in hospitality & now wants you to play at her venue in the North East!). Thanks so much for learning our songs, it really made the ceremony feel personal and special. Good luck for your upcoming wedding, hopefully restrictions will have eased by then and you get the day you hope for!

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