Tom is a professional drummer and drum teacher based in Manchester with over a decade of experience as a working musician and educator. Tom has performed in a wide variety of genres ranging all the way from jazz to progressive metal, and has most recently been standing in for Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Mr Bungle, The Misfits) in Empire State Bastard, the new metal project formed by Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) and Mike Vennart (Oceansize, Biffy Clyro live guitarist). Performances with ESB have included Glastonbury, 2000 Trees and Malakoff Rock Festival in Norway.

Tom also performs regularly with local metal bands and function bands around Manchester and has been involved with various independently released projects, most notably with the debut album of his own band Konom, which he played drums on, engineered, co-produced and mixed.
Alongside performing and recording, Tom runs a busy teaching practice, teaching all ability and age ranges at his own private studio and in other venues around the Greater Manchester area. For more information please visit the teaching page.


Tom is available to hire as a session drummer for live and studio work.
Please get in touch if you would like to book him, or for more information on availability and rates.

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Tom has been teaching drums for over a decade, and in that time has developed a teaching system that has proven to be effective and beneficial to his students. Tom also has significant experience as a performing musician and continues to perform regularly, so all the techniques and exercises that he provides have been tested in a professional setting and have been shown to work consistently and effectively.

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