ABOUT

As seen on BAFTA winning 'Life and Rhymes' (Sky Arts) Salfordian Tom Gill is an award winning spoken word poet, comedy writer, actor, and singer-songwriter now based in London.


Jack of all trades; boxed into none, Tom’s words have featured on eclectic stages from Latitude and Lovebox Festivals, to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club as well as televised on Channel 4 and Sky One. 

Known for his clever wordplay, intricate lyricism and authentic performance, Tom developed his style as a resident artist at Camden’s prestigious Roundhouse, later being crowned the UK Poetry Slam Champion.

 

His hit play ‘Growing Pains’ commissioned by the 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 the Edinburgh fringe festival, before transferring to the Royal Exchange Theatre and embarking on two UK tours. 

 

Tom's viral response poem to the 'All Lives Matter' hashtag in support of Black Lives Matter notched up over half a million views over lockdown 2020, being posted by TV presenter Davina McCall. The piece was featured on BBC Radio and later performed live at the Young Vic. Tom's poem 'Searching' can be found in 'Hidden in Chaos' published by Trope.

'MASTERS THE ART OF RHYME WITH DELIRIOUS DEXTERITY" -

-Broadway Baby 

Reflecting on modern love and loss, Tom released his debut EP 'Shake The Taste' in 2021; an indie/acoustic album recorded over lockdown and featuring popular tracks Right Wing Stunner, Normal People and Your Son. Tom is currently working on a brand new single release 'Soothe My Soul' with multi skilled musician/producer Danny Short as part of his innovative ‘Before The Camera’ project. 

"INCREDIBLY ACCOMPLISHED... FLITS BETWEEN MUSICAL GENRES WITH SEEMINGLY EFFORTLESS SKILL"

- The Scotsman

Tom’s dulcet Mancunian tones can also be heard across TV and radio voicing numerous brands, including Manchester United, Adidas, and Ladbrokes. Also a versatile actor, Tom has lead the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Scotland touring worldwide. He’s worked with the legendary Mike Leigh on the historic feature film ‘Peterloo’ now available on Amazon Prime, and recently played Adams in BBC’s most watched UK drama of the last 3 years ‘Vigil’.

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