What do you play?
I have an extensive repertoire of songs spanning seven decades - from Bob Dylan to Bon Iver - with a particular leaning towards the indie, alternative rock and folk end of the spectrum, but with more than enough pop and golden oldies to keep relatives of all ages happy. I approach each song in my own distinctive folky style, usually on the acoustic guitar but you might occasionally find me with a ukulele in hand, a harmonica around my neck or a whistle on my lips (subject to your approval!).
Where do you play?
I'm based in Brighton, Sussex, but available to hire for events across the South East, the rest of the UK and beyond...
When do you play?
I have live music packages to cover all of your daytime wedding needs – ceremony, drinks reception, first dance or whatever else you might have in mind.
Will you learn our special song?
Of course! Each service I offer gives you at least one free song request. If there are more songs you’re hoping to hear that are not already part of my repertoire, I’ll do my best to interpret and learn them for your big day. If I like the songs and think they would fit nicely into my repertoire for the future (which is often the case), they’re on the house! If not, I’ll learn them for a small additional cost per song. On occasion there are some songs that just don’t work, but almost all do, and I’m happy to give anything a go!
And, this repertoire you speak of…
Are you more 6Music than Radio 1? More Justin Vernon than Justin Bieber? More Big Thief than Little Mix? More Nick Drake than Timberlake? More Sufjan than Sheeran? More Joni than Jonas? More Robert Smith than Sam Smith? More Thunder Road than Old Town Road? Then I might just be the wedding singer for you… Check out the website for my full and extensive repertoire, but you can expect to see Big Thief / Bon Iver / Laura Marling / Sufjan Stevens / The Tallest Man On Earth / Belle & Sebastian / Fleet Foxes / Bright Eyes / The Flaming Lips / Jose Gonzalez / The Magnetic Fields / MGMT / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Blur / The Cure / Elliott Smith / Jeff Buckley / Mariah Carey / Neil Young / Nick Cave / Pulp / Bruce Springsteen / Cyndi Lauper / Daniel Johnston / Fleetwood Mac / Joy Division / Kate Bush / Leonard Cohen / New Order / Madonna / Pixies / Paul Simon / Prince / The Smiths / Yazoo / The Beach Boys / Al Green / Big Star / Bob Marley / Cat Stevens / David Bowie / John Martyn / Joni Mitchell / Nick Drake / Van Morrison / ABBA / The Beatles / Bob Dylan / Nina Simone / Jackie Wilson and many, many more...
What does your bespoke service entail?
I’ll work with you to create an individually tailored playlist and provide the perfect soundtrack to your big day: * You can personally hand-pick all the songs you want at your wedding from my sizeable repertoire. * As part of the song selection process, I’ll get to know you and your musical tastes to help out and offer suggestions wherever needed. * Your guests can also be involved in choosing the tunes, as long as you think they can be trusted… * If you have a favourite song that’s not already on my song list, I can interpret and arrange it especially for you. * I’ll keep in regular contact with you both as we create the playlist and can meet, video chat or send audio / video samples to check playlists and any renditions I’m working on are exactly what you were hoping for.
Tom was not only lovely and very talented but was so committed to providing a really special and bespoke set of songs for our wedding day. He designed his playlist based on our preferences, even learning two of our favourite songs that he hadn’t heard before. His set was perfect for after the ceremony, providing beautiful entertainment for the guests and the perfect ambience between the ceremony and the meal. One of the highlights of the day for me was dancing with my friends during his rendition of my favourite Florence and the Machine song. I would recommend him in a flash!
Quite simply – wow! It was the loveliest soundtrack to a wonderful day. We highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a master musician and wedding singer!
His voice and playing were sublime within the setting of the church - perfect! He captured the mood of the wedding perfectly and gave us a memory that we will treasure forever.
Tom’s music was one of the highlights of our wedding day! So many of our guests asked where we’d found him and said how amazing he was. We have such incredibly happy memories of listening to Tom while spending one of the happiest days of our lives with our wonderful friends and family. We’re always looking for an excuse to host such an event again and re-book Tom! Thank you for making the day so magical.
Tom’s beautifully angelic voice and folky guitar playing were the perfect accompaniment to our drinks and canapes. He created a magical atmosphere, setting up outside the marquee where his tunes floated on the warm summer air and brought so much happiness to the guests, with many abandoning their conversations, crowding around him to listen and sing along. I would highly recommend Tom; a gifted and passionate musician who will really enhance any wedding day.
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