…playing drums?

November 4, 2023

First livestream from the Outhouse on November 2nd 23 with the great Fergus McCreadie….

Tom Playing Drums… again

September 15, 2023

This is a track ‘Secret Path’ from a great new album from Fraser Fifield which I am playing on.

You can hear whole album here:

Tom Playing Drums…

This was a concert during lock down in May 2021. Phil and I had been playing together alot at his farm during lockdown in a barn.

Really enjoyed this session – although the Blue Lamp with an audience is one of my favourite places to play!

Tom Art

August 13, 2023

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TVG 90 Competition – I came third!

October 4, 2022

Of interest to Bodhran Geeks/Southern Indian Music Fusion Freaks/Supporters of Men in Man Caves/People in People Caves….

So I am delighted to say that I came third in a global Southern Indian online drumming competition!


I had to send a video of me playing a composition by TVG (see below) in round one, and then I got to the final and the 9 finalists were sent a brand new composition which we had about 3 days to learn. Then we had to send a video of us playing the read more

Sun Ra Says…

April 17, 2022

Yes this is total showing off…. but fuck it…

Memories of Studying with Joe Morello

April 8, 2022

I recorded these for an interview for a research thing. It was fun so I thought I’d put them up here. I was in Ghana and during the recording I get interrupted by my wife, nearly burn down the hotel room, there’s a lizard, and my wife read more

Lindsay L Cooper’s A Madman’s Approach To Music

February 19, 2021

This is a beautiful music manifesto/poem from the  sorely missed wonderful person and musician – Scottish bass and tuba player Lindsay Cooper.

To see the pdf click here

Playtime Interval Interview: Bonus extras

February 1, 2021

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft – Good bits that couldn’t fit into the interviews with Greg Lawson, Haftor Medböe, and Paul Towndrow. With Tom Bancroft

Playtime Interval Interview 18: Playtime Interval Interview (Blonde hair warning)

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews Dutch musician Jorrit – who is based in Boston – about being Dutch, jazz and improvised music as a form of resistance and protest, and reflect on the Multi Story Karma Park gig from 1997 – which featured Jorrit and Martyn Bennett (who died 16 years ago today) amongst many others – with some video footage from that gig featuring Martyn.. It is beautiful!