‘A latter-day Victorian street-theatre barker with a guitar promising tales of mystery, imagination, ‘orrible murders and bloody great waving tentacles’ is how Tom Slatter’s solo live show has been described. Since 2010 he has been scaring audiences with his folk-tinged rock songs about wizards, demons, escaped aliens and brains in jars.
“Tom is an engaging singer with a resonant voice and an unorthodox songwriter whose songs push the boundaries of what can be expected from the solo acoustic guitar troubadour, straying into the darkest of corners. There is a strange mind at work here but one that makes for a compelling and fascinating listen.” – The Progressive Aspect
“…Both descriptions ring true but fail to pinpoint the cheerfully pulpy weird-fiction exuberance of Tom’s work as a one-man band. He’s a man not just happily out of his time, but making a virtue of it – a latter-day Victorian street-theatre barker with a guitar promising tales of mystery, imagination, ‘orrible murders and bloody great waving tentacles.” – Misfit City
Now that the country is opening up again following covid, Tom hopes to be taking to the stage with his guitar once again to scare, and discomfort audiences across the country.