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 32) 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

16th June 2018
Music For Thirst at The Workshop w/Callaine, Assimilate and King With No Throne LINK
Roadtrip and The Workshop
243 Old St, London
Time: 20:00
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17th June 2018
An afternoon of Live music, face painting, games, homemade cakes and more. All proceeds on the day got to CaSH - The Cottonmill and Sopwell Hub Community project LINK
Hare & Hounds
104 Sopwell Lane, AL1 1RL Saint Albans
Time: 12:00
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7th July 2018
A live solo set from Elford Beer FestivalLINK
Elford Walled Garden
Elford, B79 9DA Tamworth
Time: 17.30–18.30
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30th July 2018
TOM CRAVEN and THE CHAPTER return to The Horns w/Lost Without Cause
The Horns
1 Hempstead Rd, Watford WD17 3RL
Time: 20.30–00.00
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4th August 2018
Bee Fest - Live Music at The George in Hitchin
The George
33 Bucklersbury, SG5 1BG Hitchin
Time: 13.00–22.00
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27th October 2018
A splendid return to Hawthorns in Glastonbury with Strange Folk for what promises to be a halloween night to remember... LINK
Hawthorns Hotel: Bar and Accomodation
8-12 Northload Street, BA6 9JJ Glastonbury
Time: 21:00
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