Growing up Tom James divided his time between surfing the coastline of Cornwall, UK, and jamming on his guitar. Having learnt the ins and outs by finger-style expert Andy McKee, Tom utilizes unique playing methods that stray from simple strummed chords as he finger picks complex arpeggios and uses his guitar percussively on his lap. Matched with his trickling harmonics, raw vocals and lyrical depth, his music is bound to captivate the eyes and ears of the audience and swiftly convert them into dedicated fans.
He has supported James Bay, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Jon and Roy, Sam Smith, Current Swell and has just come back form a 27 date South Africa tour.
Tom is on the brink of breaking through, having recently accrued an abundance of new fans in Germany, Switzerland and France after his first extensive European tour, promoting his Blood to Gold EP - released in 2014 via Indie Kitchen Record. Comprised of 5 songs, the emotive and cerebral EP is a master class in proving what it takes to stand out in the oversaturated climate of UK acoustic singer/songwriters. His new EP will be released this September.