The Tom Slatter Band

The Tom Slatter Band played their first gigs in early 2019, including a set at the Fiddler’s Elbow with prog stalwarts Circu5 and IT and also a set at the first Raising Steam steampunk festival in Bromsgrove UK.


Live in Darlington, Photo courtesy of David Stook

I also perform as an acoustic singer-songwriter, either solo or as a duo. If you’d like to book me for a gig, please email tomslattermusic AT

I’ve performed at various prog and steampunk gigs across the UK, including Summer’s End, Masquerade II, The Asylum, The Phoenix Alternative Festival and Eppyfest. I’ve also supported plenty of prog acts such as Lifesigns, The Gift, Alan Reed, Simon Godfrey.

An acoustic duo? Does that work? Your recorded music doesn’t sound like that.

Yes it does work!

Here is what others have said about my live show:

“Tom is a bit of character, and his warm smile and quirky delivery certainly resonated with me and the gathered masses. Catchy songs, with enough charm and whimsy to have you singing along – despite the underlying darker nature of much of his material.” Review of Darlington Gig

“Self Made Man stands out and particularly shows Gareth Cole’s skill on guitar. Tom Slatter also displays a surprisingly soulful voice… and they deservedly received a very positive response…” The Progressive Aspect

“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 

“Laced with tales, dark humour and sardonic introductions, he went for it, he entertained and the small but enthusiastic audience appreciated.” – Tony Colvill

Here are a couple of recent gig videos: