20th September 2019 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm£5
Ahoy mates! If you like songs and stories of the sea, new and old, you’ll certainly enjoy Tom’s singing and his stories.
Tom is a 24-year veteran of Her Majesty’s Royal Naval diesel submarines; although now he’s comfortably located on dry land. His repertoire—from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring background—recruits his audience for a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. Born in Northern Ireland, Tom’s Celtic heritage is obvious in his clear, strong voice, evoking quiet sorrow for a fisherman lost to the sea just as honestly as it powers out a shanty “to be heard above the gales.”
With songs that have become folk standards; known and sung wherever great choruses ring out; Tom accompanies himself on button accordion and ukulele—but it’s that powerful vocal style and infectious humour—that quality of entertaining—which keeps audiences coming back again … and again.