Tom began his training at St John’s College Cambridge and went on to study composition and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2008 he was one of the winners of the BBC Proms Young Composers Competition and was commissioned to write a piece for the 2009 Proms season.
As orchestrator/arranger: Hot Gay Time Machine (Trafalger Studios); SIX (UK Tour/Arts Theatre); Barnum (associate orchestrator, Menier Chocolate Factory); Shadows & Reflections (Marc Almond UK tour 2017); West End Bares 2016-18 (Novello/Shaftesbury); Funny Girl (associate orchestrator, Menier Chocolate Factory/Savoy/UK tour); Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood (UK tour); High Society (additional orchestrations, The Old Vic); The Sound of Music (orchestral reduction, UK tour 2015/16); Fully Committed (Menier Chocolate Factory); Alice the Musical, Robin Hood, The Wind in the Willows, The Sword in the Stone, Treasure Island (Cambridge Touring Theatre); My Land’s Shore (2013 workshop); Peter Pan (workshop, Lyric); Jekyll & Hyde (Union Theatre); After The Turn (Courtyard Theatre).
Theatre music preparation: This Is My Family (Chichester Festival Theatre); West Side Story (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The War of the Worlds (2018 arena tour); Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Toronto/West End); Evita (UK tour/Italy); One Love (Birmingham Rep); Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Gala (Harrogate); The Producers (UK tour 2015). Also music copying for various film and TV projects.