About Tom

About Tom Townsend

Tom is an active Composer, Performer, Session Musician, Music Producer and Promoter. A talented multi-instrumentalist, he has been involved in the music industry for over 20 years. Surrounded by music as a child, Tom first picked up the guitar with purpose at the age of nine and, with his father’s help, learned to play. Soon it was drums that grabbed Tom and he was hooked on music. From blues bands to hip-hop, drum & bass to jazz and beyond, Tom is exciting to see or hear in any incarnation.

Scarborough UK Awards Winner

Tom has won the Gold Award for Best Local Musician in Scarborough 2015. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Latest News

You can buy Tom's latest album "Leave It Up To Me" from iTunes

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*** 'I’m really pleased to announce that my original album ‘Leave It Up To Me’ , currently out on CD and as a digital download, will be available on 12" vinyl in January 2018! Packed with incredible musicians who have worked with the likes of Jamie Cullum, the album will be for sale from the Village Records shop, so bag your copy!
Click here to go to the Village Records website to buy!

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Tom Townsend’s music is available now from the Village Records website as the new ALBUM, “Leave It Up To Me” on CD at £9.99 (p+p £1.99), AND NOW ON VINYL for £14.99 (p+p £1.99)! It can also be purchased as a digital download from iTunes here.

Also available are his acoustic E.P. “Unchaperoned” and Vinyl single ‘Leave It Up To Me’ are available from the Village Records website, and iTunes as a digital download here.

There is also a range of ‘Leave It Up To Me’ T-shirts at £9.99 – get them now, when they’re gone they’re gone!

Click here to go to the Village Records website
to buy any of the products

“Nice Groove and great keyboards – love the vinyl!” – Nick Mason, Pink Floyd

“Tom’s got a smooth delivery, his tune ‘Leave It Up To Me’ is funky, upbeat and well recorded with great musicianship” – Chris Barron, Spin Doctors

“Tom Townsend has just dropped a MASTERCLASS in the form of new single ‘Leave It Up To Me” – Freshbeats365.com.


The Musicians

For live shows and the recording, Tom Townsend has been working primarily with (but by no means limited to) the brilliant Paul Baxter on bass, Martin Longhawn and Adam Carpenter on keys, Steve Hanley and Tim Carter on drums, Paul Tilley and Rowan Oliver on percussion, with Dave Kemp, Stuart Wilkinson and Ian Chalk looking after the horns. Cara Mellor has also complimented Tom’s vocals with harmonies on Day’s Closing and Oak Roots.

The Studios

During recording, Tom has worked at The Laundry Rooms and MU Studios in Sheffield and eiMedia’s studios in Scarborough. Check them all out because they’re not only great facilities but they’re great people too! Vinyl mastering has been done by Fluid Mastering Studios in London.


A massive thanks to the talented bunch who are responsible for lots of the stuff on the site! Photographers Kate Parkinson, Anthony Goodall and Tina Carne from eiMedia for photos and the website. Thank you.

BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson on 6 music

"“...after seeing him play at the SJT, it’s quite easy to see why so many people would vote for Tom Townsend as Scarborough’s top musician.”"
Luke Webster (Yorkshire Coast Gigs)

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