As seen on BAFTA award winning Life and Rhymes (Sky Arts) and in BAFTA nominated Vigil (BBC) Tom is an actor, spoken word artist and singer-songwriter hailing from sunny Salford, now giving London his rent.
Jack of all trades; boxed into none, Tom's featured on eclectic stages from Latitude and Lovebox Festival, to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club to the famous Green Mill Cocktail lounge in Chicago.
Known for his clever word play, witty lyricism and raw performance, Tom developed his craft as a resident artist at Camden’s prestigious Roundhouse, later being crowned the UK Poetry Slam Champion. His sociopolitical spoken word pieces have been televised by Sky One, and Channel 4 News.
His debut hit show GROWING PAINS commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre was published in 2018 by Playdead Press.
"As fresh and original as they come" (Reviews Hub ★★★★★) this groundbreaking solo show sold out at the Edinburgh fringe festival, before transferring to the Royal Exchange Theatre and embarking on two regional UK tours.
'MASTERS THE ART OF RHYME
WITH DELIRIOUS DEXTERITY" -
Richard Beck, Broadway Baby
Tom's poetic response piece to the All Lives Matter hashtag notched up over half a million views across social media over the 2020 lockdown. The viral piece in support of Black Lives Matter featured on BBC Radio Manchester and was later performed live at the Young Vic as part of The New Tomorrow Festival. Tom's page poem 'Searching' can be found in Chris Homles 'Hidden in Chaos' published by Trope.
Reflecting on modern love and loss, Tom released his debut music EP 'Shake The Taste' in 2021, an indie/acoustic album written and recorded from his flat-share throughout multiple lockdowns. He is soon to release brand new single 'Soothe My Soul' a collaboration with multi skilled musician and producer Danny Short as part of his innovative ‘Before The Camera’ project.
"INCREDIBLY ACCOMPLISHED, FLITS BETWEEN GENRES
WITH SEEMINGLY EFFORTLESS SKILL"
- Sally Scott, The Scotsman
A versatile actor, Tom plays Adams in BBC’s most top rated drama of recent years Vigil. He’s worked with the legendary Mike Leigh on the historic feature film Peterloo now available on Amazon Prime, as well as leading the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre of Scotland's Dunsinane touring internationally. His dulcet tones can be heard across TV and radio voicing numerous adverts for the likes of Channel 4, BBC One, Manchester United and Adidas.