Guitar has been a passion of Thomas’s when he picked up his first instrument at the tender age of 10. Fast forward 17 years and Thomas has toured nationally as an in-demand session player, played on the main stage of several major music festivals and has had his signature guitar playing recorded on several albums. He plays acoustic finger style guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as one of Brisbane’s “best kept little secrets”.
Tom’s unique style of playing incorporates finger picking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a detailed wall of sound. His original music is his own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story – lyrical and compelling. Tom’s phenomenal finger style playing, subtle tone and seasoned musical taste continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible on an acoustic guitar.
He is well known for both his expressive playing style and his unique ability to create an atmosphere of intimacy between himself and his audiences. In addition, he is widely regarded for his excellence in executing the highly demanding technical aspects of contemporary music. Tom’s approach was forged by years of performing for the general public at resorts and private functions in addition to solo concerts.
The result of his creative work and recording experience is his debut album, ‘Spark’ 2015 which is a culmination of the years of guitar discovery that has dominated Tom’s life these last 20 years.