Watford based singer-songwriter. Weaving words in musical form since 2003.

Behind the Musician

A stalwart acoustic artist on the Watford music scene, having toured California amongst gigs throughout the UK and Europe from the age of 21, Tom (Now 31) continues to steadily make his mark with his "ability to blend acoustics and rock in a unique way; creating a perfect blend of music for all ages".

From sing-alongs to heartfelt ballads, Tom has an intense emotion to his vocals & his music has subtle elements towards indie & folk, but his real strength lies in his storytelling and confidence/presence onstage. An honest & bold acoustic troubadour!

Tom has been a solo artist, playing his songs about love, life & everything in-between for the past 9 years. His sound continually evolves into an eclectic mixture of acoustic anthems and thought-provoking ballads.

With a handful of amateur demos, two studio EP’s – ‘Unseen Angel’ & ‘Oceans’ – and the debut full-studio album ‘LETTER/DIARY’ finally released in 2012, Tom's repertoire has been classed as "a bold, enigmatic collection of songs from a heartfelt and ultimately honest talent"

2015 saw the release of a long-awaited third EP entitled ‘In Rivers’ and marks a change in Tom’s songwriting and harks a new era in his performances. A vinyl version was also pressed after a successful Musicraiser crowdfunding campaign, pulling together the exclusive artwork from JSP Photography and the music into a special limited edition!

After taking a general backseat with his music for much of 2014, to concentrate on events co-ordination in his hometown with creative events company Papermouth, Tom is back with the new EP and much more in the pipeline…

With songs penned by himself, like 'Chances', ‘Heads Rule Hearts’, ‘Jimmy Struck Gold’, ‘The Remedy’, 'Signals, Sights & Bright Lights' and the critically acclaimed track 'I Fell For You' in his extensive repertoire, Tom enjoys every second spent writing and performing, being invited back to venues repeatedly to entertain the crowds again and again - Or as Dan O’Shea of 15 Minute Club stated in 2010 – “Charming and beautiful, Tom has a resolute integration between his music and his personality. Both warm and secure, his confidence is infectious”.

As the Watford Observer stated in 2009 - ""Tom’s soulful acoustic sound translates beautifully into both his powerful ballads and upbeat melodic tracks. Catchy songs about life, love and everything in between mean that this talented young musician is definitely one to watch".

Appearing both as a solo artist and alongside an ever-changing band line-up (The Chapter), Tom works alongside hugely talented members of local bands, all personal friends, to bring the songs to life!

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Upcoming Events

28th October
Halloween special, not to be missed, fancy dress:) FREE ENTRY:) LINK
Hawthorns Hotel: Bar, Restaurant and Accommodation
Hawthorns, 8-12 Northload Street, BA6 9JJ Glastonbury, Somerset
Time: 21:00
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17th November
I recently lost a friend to cancer, and am organising an evening of music and comedy to raise funds for the hospice who looked after him during his final months, and as a way of remembering him. LINK
The Water Rats
The Castle, 44 Commercial Road, Aldgate East, E1 1LN
Time: 20:00–23:000
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2nd December
For one night only you have the chance to hear Amelia Lappert's EP Game of Life in a full band set up on the day of its release! Come and join the celebration with a night of live music and drinks. Support from Easymess, Billie Fox and Tom Craven. It's an 18+ venue so make sure to bring your ID! Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door.
The Water Rats
St Albans Clock Tower, Market Place, St Albans, AL3 4EL
Time: 11:00–16:30
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17th December
I know, I know - it's hard to believe ( stop sniggering at the back! ), but I'm not as young as I once was...sigh 😬 Sorry about the language but, y'know...FUCK!! Anyway, to help numb the pain I'm having a party and EVERYONE's invited - they've given me a pub for the day, so there'll be bands ( Flavour Nurse, Callaine, Midnight Trio - more tbc ) in the music room and acoustic sets ( inc. Tom Craven, Jay Aldridge, DIDI, Dodo Bones and more ) in the bar. All for free ( but if you'd like to make a donation I'm sure I can think of a worthy cause ). Expect a great playlist, as ever, spanning my fave music from across 6 decades ( spoiled for choice then, eh? Expect plenty of Cliff Richard and Genesis 😉 ) and maybe a couple of surprises... It's a great way to start Christmas week aswell, so bring your chums along too - as I say, it's free and everyone's welcome 🍻🎶😘 PS - it's right next to the station, and there are cabs too... Phew!
The Water Rats
The Flag, Watford, 7 Station Rd, WD17 1ET
Time: 16:00–22:30
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