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"Tom Richardson proved to be the highlight - Aided by clever skills on the loop pedal, which added both layers and texture to his overall performance. A voice that was just sublime to bliss out to...”
- The AU Review

"Tom has got the voice, and he's got the songs."
- Joe Bonamassa

"Haunting & romantic, lyrically deeply moving”
- Jeff Hare, Dreamworks USA

www.tomrichardsonmusic.net

Tom Richardson is your newest oldest friend. And his brand new offering - ‘Promise of the Light’ - will leave you feeling as fulfilled as your most inspired coffee date. Tom’s songwriting, story telling & intricate guitar playing are a delicate balance of grace, truth and passion, evident of an artist whose soul shows signs of unpaved back-roads, with sleeves stained by countless hearts from all corners of the globe. Appreciating the liberation in exploration and privilege of forging relationships with listeners and cultures around the world, Tom has performed in 15 different countries, reflected in musical arrangements better categorised by emotion and experience, rather than genre.

As 2018 marks a decade as a full-time independent artist, Tom Richardson might just be your next ‘over-life’ success story. Having shared songs and stories at almost every festival in his homeland Australia, and stages with Joe Bonamassa, Cold Chisel and John Butler Trio, his passport now shows memories of musical collaborations with Native American poets, Indian Kirtan masters, Fijian highland village choirs & indigenous Australian icons. It’s a musical odyssey that includes regular tours around Australia, North America, Asia and Europe leading to “rave reviews, prime festival slots, and international airplay” (The Standard).

With a genuinely infectious demeanour, Tom’s live performances have been described as the “best opening to a festival yet!” (Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia). It's not uncommon to experience people laughing, crying, dancing and singing - often long after the show has finished. Entire theatres have been known to exit at the end of a performance, continuing to sing in unison all the way out. Renowned as a “maestro” for his “clever skills” (The AU Review) on the loop pedal, Tom is seen dancing over his pedals, creating soundscapes of four part vocal harmonies, multiple guitar sections and complicated percussion grooves, all live on stage.

Tom's brand new EP is here! ‘Promise of the Light’ - The record is equal parts John Mayer attempting to cure his self-proclaimed “ego-addiction” at a retreat in Hawaii, accompanied by Bob Marley activism and George Harrison worldliness. Recorded in solace in lakeside cabins in Alberta, Canada and jungle hideaways in Bali, Indonesia, before collaborating with close friends Benny Walker & Tim Bennett in home studios in the Adelaide Hills and with seaside views at his home in Warrnambool, Australia, this latest release truly reflects Richardson’s nomadic schedule.

"What is more inspiring than the beauty of adventure and connection?!  Music has been the vehicle that has allowed me to continually experience both of these things."

Equal parts connection and healing, Tom continues to work beyond the cliché of television talent shows, turning passion & career into lifestyle. Off stage, Tom coordinates All-Abilities choirs, adaptive surfing and skating programs for wheelchair-bound individuals, all ages songwriting and performance workshops and combined yoga, music and sound healing collaborations.

 

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CONTACTS

Management | Alan Charles | International | management@tomrichardsonmusic.net

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Tom Richardson - Only God Knows (Where You Been) LIVE LOOPING

'Somebody Say Love' • Tom Richardson (Official Music Video)