Tom Want

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About Tom

Dynamic Drumming Maestro based in Manchester! 10 years in pop, hip hop, indie, rock, and jazz. Elevate your music with my versatile drumming

In the colourful tapestry of music, I discover my truest self—a blend of passion, practice, and raw emotion. I'm Tom, a drummer whose heartbeat syncs with life's rhythm. Music isn't just a job for me; it's my lifeline—a channel for my deepest feelings and a way to connect with the world. From highs of elation to the depths of introspection, every beat I play echoes with my essence, resonating with honesty and vulnerability. My musical journey began with an unwavering love for the art. Inspired by timeless melodies from bands like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, I embarked on a quest to understand rhythm and melody. Now I draw inspiration from a diverse array of genres, including hip-hop, pop and jazz. Artists like Little Simz, Outkast, and The Japanese House infuse my musical landscape, enriching my sonic tapestry with their unique sounds and styles. I sought formal music education, earning my drumming grades and refining my skills under experienced mentors. But it wasn't until I stepped onto the stage that I truly found my voice. Live performances ignited my passion and revealed the transformative power of music. Through relentless practice and collaborations with talented musicians, I've honed my craft. From intimate gigs at iconic venues like Yes and The Ritz to thrilling tours across Europe with Phoebe Hall, each moment has propelled me towards musical excellence. Yet, beyond the applause and achievements lies a deeper purpose—to move hearts, stir souls, and evoke emotions through my music. Whether crafting intricate jazz rhythms or driving rock beats, my goal remains constant: to create unforgettable moments that linger in the hearts of listeners. As I anticipate the upcoming UK tour with Phoebe Hall and Lei Hope, I'm grateful for the chance to share my music far and wide. With each performance, I aim to transcend genres and expectations, delivering an experience that resonates deeply with all who listen. My music reflects who I am—an amalgamation of influences, experiences, and dreams. And as I continue along this rhythmic journey, I invite you to join me—to dance to life's beat and harmonize with the melodies of the soul. Because in the end, it's not just about the music we play; it's about the emotions we evoke and the connections we forge along the way.

Tom's Reviews

From customers:

Dom W
3 years ago

The drummer with Nikki and the Waves brought a funky and poppy vibe to Gorilla, lighting up the stage with their electrifying performance. Their exceptional drumming skills and raw passion set the tone for an unforgettable night of music, infusing every beat with infectious energy and undeniable fun. If you have the chance to experience The Drummer with Nikki and the Waves live, don't miss it—their drumming is a force to be reckoned with, leaving a lasting impression on everyone in the crowd.

Peter G
5 years ago

It’s fiesta funk music. It would work well on the back of a float at any carnival you care to think of.

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Tom's Song list

Performed/recorded on such songs as:
Lei Hope -
still healing
Phoebe Hall -
Real With You
Through The Phone
Like This
Pulling Me Back
Nikki & the Waves -
done are the days
online chess
TV static
The Phone Song

Tom's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£62.50
Up to 1 hour£125
Up to 2 hours£187.50
Up to 3 hours£312.50
Customer questions

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

I will always try my best to put this first and remain as flexible as possible! I understand the music industry constantly changes which means plans may alter in date and time. Just let me know if plans change slightly in the run-up to an event.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

Usually around 30 minutes! But this is depending on equipment.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I've got all my own equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

That's perfectly fine, I'd be delighted to! There'll be a chance I'll know the song/piece already or I will be able to learn extremely quickly due to past experience.
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Drum technician, Ableton Live, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Live looping, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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