music, design, etc.

My main project is Urban Folk Quartet. We've recorded seven albums and toured the world for more than a decade. As a cajón specialist, I appeared in 2006’s documentary “Los Caminos del Cajón” and created two series of “Creative Approaches to Contemporary Cajón” for iDrum magazine. 

I love recording and have contributed to about fifty albums as a musician and/or designer and I've done a bit of film and telly.

I like doing gigs best though.

I have a first class degree in jazz drum kit but I'm a rock kid and hand drummer at heart. I'm also drawn to ten pin bowling, swing dancing, and camper van trips, so seem to be living the dreams of a 1950s American teenager in the 21st century.

I lecture at The University of Chester. I have delivered masterclasses at a few Conservatoires and workshops at places that prefer less grandiose terminology. 

If you'd like to know a bit more about my life in music and approach to education, you might want to check out this feature with Percworks.


Tom is proud to play De Gregorio Cajones and Istanbul Agop Cymbals.