I hope you are all well in isolation, staying healthy and positive.
I've got a new song coming out called "I'm Sorry, I Love You". It was produced by Nathan Yaccino and features Abby Gundersen as a backing vocalist.
I recorded this song in 2018 and am happy to finally be releasing it. It focuses on how we should two important phrases "I'm Sorry" and "I love you" in our most important relationships. This song was a response to past personal failures in relationships as well as hopes for…
I hope you're doing well. I thought I'd just check in and let you know what's going on. The New EP is done and I'm just working out the next details about everything. I'm happy to announce that I'm opening for The National Parks (https://www.thenationalparksmusic.com) alongside Silver Torches (https://www.silvertorches.com) on September 24th at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA.
It was beautiful yesterday visiting Whidbey Island for the first time. My family and I had a cabin in the San Juan islands, so poor old Whidbey Island was always passed by when I was a child. Such a beautiful place with some good Washington State history. Above is a picture from the drive to Deception Pass.
Regarding music updates, I'm still in the studio and recording more songs and things are going well.
Summer of 2016 I played this slightly altered version of the Death Cab For Cutie song "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" for Jay and Katy's first dance at their wedding. She asked me to record it for him as a 30th birthday present. I've edited out my personal comments (minus a hair swipe at the beginning) and wanted to share the song with you. I hope you enjoy it.
Short story: This video represents the best times of my life over the past two and a half years. Filmed and edited by my good friend and camera man Aaron Sampson
Long Story: I never wanted to leave England. In fact, I fully expected to live out the remainder of my days there. As many of you know, outside of music I worked for a software company. They held my visa which allowed me to work AND play music in the UK. I think it was early June 2016 that they told me that my…
I'm releasing a new album very soon and I'm very proud of how it has come out. James Welch absolutely smashed the production! It will be released on September 30, 2016. It is my goodbye gift to London as I will be moving to Seattle on October 1 (the next day). I hope you all enjoy it. You can pre-order the album here:
Huge thank you to everyone who came to see the band and I play at #BRITsWeek 2016 this year. As of right now, I do not have any other scheduled shows for the week (but something might just pop up, who knows). Big shout out to TOPMAN for hooking me up with some new clothes and for being so kind to me. Also a big thank you to the Museum of London for having me. Here are some photos from the weekend:
James, Nico, Paul, Gav and I after our on August 30 at Greenbelt Festival
Tom here. Wow! What a week it's been, but I'm here just to report on the amazing experience the band and I had at the Greenbelt Festival up in Kettering at the Boughton House. I played a solo set on Saturday August 29. I want to express a sincere 'Thank You' to all of you who listened and were in attendance. In a summary, the compere said "Go see Tom Butler tomorrow at the big top if you want to hear great music and average chat"… Read more
I don't know why it took so long for me to get around to writing about my experience at Glastonbury Festival. It was absolutely amazing and I met some very wonderful people. Overall, my stay was very very simple. I had a few impromptu performances, but performed twice officially on the PRS For Music VIP stage. Unfortunately, because of permissions and rights issues with the BBC, getting the footage to the performances has been difficult, but I'll post what I can when I get my hands on it. This… Read more
My goodness! This weekend was packed full of fun! I had a great songwriting session with my good friend Keeva followed by an amazing day at Trafalgar Square playing for National Busking Day. Here are a few pictures from the day:
She was singing her heart out to country roads
Jill and Anna Beth traveled up from Brighton! So fun seeing them again!
Great seeing Darryl again!Amigas NuevasFriends I made Busking! We all love NSYNC and James Bay!
Quick Summary: Life is amazing, I'm happy, I'm not quitting music, Glastonbury was PHENOMENAL :)
Epic Table of Contents 1) General Catch-up 2) Fighting Addiction 3) Music Update
It's been 11 weeks since I first told my friends about my Hiatus from music. Everything has improved dramatically over the past weeks and I'm so thankful for your love and support. I'm working to prioritise my life the best I can- putting God and Family first (...this is starting to sound like a country song #facepalm). But…Read more
I am taking a HIATUS from music for a while. This started following my band’s shows on the 19th of May at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
For a long time I’ve placed so much importance on being validated by ‘likes’ or ‘views’ or the number of people at my shows. I have consistently prioritised myself (‘my music’) over others for the last two years and for that I am eternally sorry. Last year culminated in big highs and huge lows: putting a band together (which is amazing), winning a…Read more
So I recorded "Killing Me Softly" by the Fugees. Thank you to the many that have already watched and commented on the video. It's awesome of you to do so. I've learned a little bit about the song since I've posted it. Thanks to Jamie Marshall for the following info: "Lori Lieberman who wrote the lyric has commented that the lyric was originally a poem written about her reaction to McLeans' song Empty Chairs". Thanks Lori! This song is a treasure to me and I love performing it. Hope you enjoy my rendition… Read more