Tom Seals - Pianist / Keyboardist | North of England(no reviews)
Based In: North of England
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Tom is a 22 year-old pianist of Grade 5 Jazz distinction; his appreciation for music of all styles makes him a well-rounded and interesting player. From being a Blues Chart Selling artist in his own right, to an in-demand session player, his work has taken him all over the world. Tom's virtuoso solo-ing and excellent improvisation skills have left top industry officials hailing him as one of the UK’s finest Blues/Boogie-Woogie pianists.
Fresh from his sell-out 2014 “Let The Good Times Roll” Tour - Tom Seals, “quite possibly the future of Jazz/Pop”, literally has the world at his fingertips.
The mantle of UK Piano Man has been dominated by Elton John, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum over the past five decades and no one else has come remotely close – until now that is!
Tom Seals is 22 years old and a fresh musical powerhouse of the piano. Already one of the UK’s most in-demand side men, working with an array of established artists including Daniel Bedingfield, Tony Christie, Lance Ellington, Kenny Thomas, Stev ... e Brookstein, Joe Stilgoe and Dame Cleo Laine.
Tom had to put his degree studies at Paul McCartney’s LIPA on hold to fulfill his live and studio commitments.
Summer 2013 saw the release of Tom's debut album, "Ace”, which soared to Number Two in the UK Blues Charts and continued to spend four months in the Top 10 of the UK Blues Charts.
Expect everything from Tom, you’ll never be disappointed.
Various fund-raiser charitable performances; theatres, churches, nursing homes, care homes etc.
Workshops with Jazz students at High Schools on a yearly basis.
Regular sessions at recording studio’s - piano and vocals. (on Singles, Albums and Radio Jingle Ad’s)
Resident pianist on the “Perry and Louise Breakfast Show” on Signal 1 Radio Station every Friday for 18 months. Regional station in Staffordshire and Cheshire. UTV Media Station - 1/4 mil. listenership (RAJAR).
Radio Jingles for Signal One. Recorded and Improv.
Frequent user of Logic Pro, Pro Tools, GarageBand and Sibelius ... Apple Mac software.
Competent in a variety of playing styles; Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Pop, Jazz, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Gospel, World, Rock, Musical Theatre.
Piano/Keyboard/MD role in various school/college/theatre musical shows- The Lion King, Hairspray, Oliver, Joseph and his Technicolor Dream Coat, Wicked, Pure Presley (Elvis Presley Tribute Act), Sister Act and Evita.
Peripatetic Piano Lessons at numerous primary schools.
Demo work for various music stores.
Corporate work for companies such as; Costa Coffee, Marks and Spencer's, Cafe Nero, Pizza Express, Banntayne Gym and Crewe Alexandra Football Club.
Commissioned work includes writing a song to be broadcasted live on BBC One Breakfast Show, when the Olympic Torch passed through hometown of Crewe.
Jazz & Blues Festivals all over the UK, Europe and The World - The PianoRouge (Krakow, Poland), The BlueNote (New York, America), The Troubadour (London, UK) & Hong Kong International Jazz Fest.
Ski-Season - Piano/Vocalist in Lapland, Canterbury Travel.
Accompanied Dean Richardson (Freddie Mercury Tribute Act)
Numerous contracts with P & O Cruises for 18 months - on the Azura and Oceana. 15 cruises in total, West & East Mediterranean, Canaries and the Caribbean. Piano/Vocalist Entertainer, Trio accompanying the “Headliner’s Theatre Company” and Cabaret.
1 month spent teaching music in Oshilungi Combined School, Namibia, Africa.
Various TV appearances, including Sky Cruise Channel’s, “Cruising with the Stars” and “15 Seconds of Fame” with Lee Mack.
Regular interviews and live sessions on FM radio stations, including BBC’s.
Piano/Vocalist at Sensatori Hotel (Turkey) - with TED Talent.
Touring Keyboard player with 90’s chart-topper Kenny Thomas (Thinkin’ about your love, Outstanding, Tender Love). Most notable gig - performing at The Grand Prix 2013, Silverstone.
Performed at Crewe Christmas Lights (2011/12/13).
Chart success with debut album, “Ace”. Both single and album reached #2 in Blues Charts.
Successful 30 date UK tour with full band - titled, “Let The Good Times Roll” Tour.
Supported acts such as; Babybird, Darius Campbell, Daniel Bedingfield, Joe Stilgoe, Sad Cafe, Fyfe Dangerfield, Sandi Thom, Chesney Hawkes, Lance Ellington, Tony Christie, Dame Cleo Laine and Jamie Cullum.
A named credit film extra in Universal’s, “Gridiron UK” - in Cinema and DVD release.
Accompanied X-Factor Series 1 winner Steve Brookstein, live in concert.
Piano/Vocalist for Genre Music - bookers for The Living Room, The OastHouse, The BlackHouse Grill, The Botanist, Gusto, The New Moon Company.
Resident musician at Knowsley Safari Park, for 12 x 800-ticket sell-out corporate Christmas parties, with “Best Parties Ever”.
Performed at “Inspirational World-Peace Speaker” Prem Rawat’s Fundraising Gala Dinner.
Over 1000 gigs and counting...
Musicians Union Member
All gear PAT tested
Only top class industry standard gear (plays a Roland RD-800 piano)
Blues Chart Selling Album, "Ace"!£5 (+£2 P&P)
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