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BIO


Tom began making music as a solo act working under the name Freeze Puppy. In this guise he supported the likes of Devendra Banhart, Micachu and the Shapes and Field Music, and released two albums on Pickled Egg Records, both of which gained airplay on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music. Now operating under his own name, his current group features the dynamic and musically sensitive trio of James Ashdown (drums), Steve Haynes (bass) and Steve Troughton (keyboard). The band's latest initiative is the night "Pop Composition" at the Windmill, Brixton, where they invite acts with an interesting take on the pop sensibility to perform short bursts of music back to back. Previous guests include Magnus LoomPaul MosleyFrench For Cartridge, and Kavus Torabi of Knifeworld.

Aside from his solo work, Tom also writes and performs with the minimalist pop duo Beetles, and has composed for a host of other performers, including Sudden Junction, Flam Productions, CoMA Bristol, the Ben See band and Michael Finnissy.

"Audaciously complex and eminently digestible....pop created in limits, existing in joyous disregard of them. The best kind." - John Stevens, Qu Junktions.

"Brilliantly conceived and executed, full of great songs, amazing detail, intriguing lyrics. Not once does the quality drop....very fine work!" - Iain Chambers, Langham Research Centre.

"Elegant and gorgeous combination of chamber music and pop" - Maarten Schiethart, Penny Black Music.

"Blew my mind" - Devendra Banhart.