Featured on the BAFTA winning 'Life and Rhymes' (Sky Arts) and in EMMY Winning 'Vigil' (BBC One/iPlayer) Tom is an award winning spoken word artist, singer-songwriter and actor from Salford, now based south of the Thames.
His one man show GROWING PAINS commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and published by Playdead Press, enjoyed a sellout run at the Edinburgh fringe festival, before transferring to the Royal Exchange Theatre and embarking on two UK tours.
Known for his 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. He's had sociopolitical spoken word pieces televised by the likes of Sky One, and Channel 4 News, as well as featuring on eclectic stages including Lovebox and Latitude Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the famous Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Chicago.
"As fresh and original as they come"
Tom's tube poem 'Beth Green' was filmed for Life and Rhymes Series 2 on Sky Arts notching up millions of views across social media. His viral response to the All Lives Matter hashtag in support of Black Lives Matter was featured on BBC Radio Manchester and performed live at the Young Vic as part of The New Tomorrow Festival. His poem 'Searching' also feature's in Chris Holmes 'Hidden in Chaos' published by Trope.
"Masters the art of rhyme with delirious dexterity"
Richard Beck, Broadway Baby
Reflecting on modern love and loss during the world pandemic, Tom released his debut EP 'Shake The Taste' in 2021, an intimate indie/acoustic collection, written & recorded from various flats across London and Salford. His latest release is 'Soothes My Soul' (The Drug I Binge On); a jazz fused collaboration with Before The Camera producer Danny Short "painting a picture of modern Britain’s underbelly... utterly compelling" (York Calling, 2022)
"Flits between genres with seemingly effortless skill"
- Sally Scott, The Scotsman
A versatile actor, Tom has worked with the legendary Mike Leigh on his historic feature film Peterloo now available on Amazon Prime. He played Adams in BBC’s most top rated drama of recent years Vigil, as well as leading the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre of Scotland's 'Dunsinane' touring internationally. He is currently working with the internationally renowned Frantic Assembly playing Cassio in their 2022/23 revival of Othello.
"A young first time soldier, played by the superb Tom Gill, who recalls a long ago Kenneth Branagh"
- Chicago Sun Times
Championed by Yakety Yak, his northern tones can be heard across TV and Radio for the likes of Adidas, Channel 4, BBC One, Manchester United, and Sky Sports.