A stalwart acoustic artist on the Watford music scene, having toured California amongst gigs throughout the UK and Europe from the age of 21, Tom (Now 32) continues to steadily make his mark with his "ability to blend acoustics and rock in a unique way; creating a perfect blend of music for all ages".
From sing-alongs to heartfelt ballads, Tom has an intense emotion to his vocals & his music has subtle elements towards indie & folk, but his real strength lies in his storytelling and confidence/presence onstage. An honest & bold acoustic troubadour!
Tom has been a solo artist, playing his songs about love, life & everything in-between for the past 9 years. His sound continually evolves into an eclectic mixture of acoustic anthems and thought-provoking ballads.
With a handful of amateur demos, two studio EP’s – ‘Unseen Angel’ & ‘Oceans’ – and the debut full-studio album ‘LETTER/DIARY’ finally released in 2012, Tom's repertoire has been classed as "a bold, enigmatic collection of songs from a heartfelt and ultimately honest talent"
2015 saw the release of a long-awaited third EP entitled ‘In Rivers’ and marks a change in Tom’s songwriting and harks a new era in his performances. A vinyl version was also pressed after a successful Musicraiser crowdfunding campaign, pulling together the exclusive artwork from JSP Photography and the music into a special limited edition!
Tom Craven & The Chapter finally released the ridiculously long-awaited EP 'Take Courage' in July 2018, to a rapturous response, with a number of fans classing it as "The finest rock release of 2018" with big props to the artwork too! With a handful of shows at Rickmansworth Festival and Croxfest, among others, TC AND TC continue to wow audiences with their amalgamation of prog-pop-rock!
With songs penned by himself, like 'Chances', ‘Heads Rule Hearts’, ‘Jimmy Struck Gold’, ‘The Remedy’, 'Signals, Sights & Bright Lights' and the critically acclaimed track 'I Fell For You' in his extensive repertoire, Tom enjoys every second spent writing and performing, being invited back to venues repeatedly to entertain the crowds again and again - Or as Dan O’Shea of 15 Minute Club stated in 2010 – “Charming and beautiful, Tom has a resolute integration between his music and his personality. Both warm and secure, his confidence is infectious”.
As the Watford Observer stated in 2009 - ""Tom’s soulful acoustic sound translates beautifully into both his powerful ballads and upbeat melodic tracks. Catchy songs about life, love and everything in between mean that this talented young musician is definitely one to watch".
Appearing both as a solo artist and alongside an ever-changing band line-up (The Chapter), Tom works alongside hugely talented members of local bands, all personal friends, to bring the songs to life!
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