Tom West

Tom West

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

Tom West plays music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical, folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.

Biography

Tom West is an Australian singer‐songwriter performing music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.

Delivering shows where his purposeful songwriting, unforgettable voice and intricate arrangements come to the fore. Equally comfortable performing solo or with backing band, he has drawn comparisons to the likes of Volcano Choir, Andrew Bird, The Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men & Ben Howard. West’s latest work explores new boundaries in his writing and composing.

'Antarctica' is the new single from Australian singer-songwriter Tom West. The release follows months of touring in the USA, Australia & Canada.

The song was recorded live at Smoakstack Studio in Nashville with guest artists Robbie Cavanagh (UK) & Demi Marriner (UK) providing backing on 12-string guitar and vocal harmonies. A pair who he met during a House of Songs facilitated songwriting camp in Arkansas in September.

"While I've been performing this year there was a consistent theme of people approaching me after the shows saying how much they loved this song. I wanted to share it as we approach the end of the year to say thanks to all the people I've had the pleasure of meeting, performing with and performing for this year.

"It is a song about a moment of reflection I experienced recently; I was looking south out into the vast Southern Ocean with my late old man on a trip we took before he passed away. It occurred to me then that there was nothing else out there until you reach Antarctica. I hope that anyone who listens to the tune can get taken to a place that is important to them, maybe it's a city, mountain, forest, house, desert, park, rooftop, beach, anywhere."

West, who will be based in the US for the foreseeable future, completed a 15+ date US tour that’s book‐ended by Philadelphia Folk Festival, and sees him finish up at BreakOut West in Canada’s picturesque town of Kelowna. Along the way he’ll perform as part of Americanafest with shows at iconic Nashville establishments, the Bluebird Cafe and The 5 Spot.

2018  saw West’s songs resonate with new fans around the world. Additions to major Spotify playlists and consecutive ads to radio in his native Australia confirm the songwriters ability to connect with his booming number of listeners.

Armed with a new repertoire of songs and stories following on from years of performing, writing and traveling between Australia, Europe & the Americas West will be continuing to touring his upcoming material in the USA throughout 2019. 


Discography


Set List

SOLO: 
Can play two 45 min sets 

Band: 
Can play one 1 hour set.