Tom began playing the harp at the age of 6. During his early years he played in various bands and orchestras in the Suffolk area, as well as performing solo and chamber recitals. After leaving school he studied at Trinity College of Music, London where he gained a degree in Harp & Composition. Inspired by artists such as Aphex Twin, 808 State, The Orb and Steve Reich, he started mixing loops and samples with his harp…often augmented with various effects…the weirder the better.

Following his studies, he was part of the acclaimed London based band Tearso, before setting out on his own path utilising samples, beats and breaks alongside his harp. Recording under the name Lunamoth, he released 2 albums, 2 EPs and 2 singles. The first single “Squirrels…Yeah!!!”, released through breaks label Big Square Records was described by IDJ Magazine as “frankly bizarre and utterly ace”.

Lunamoth’s cover of Bjork’s “Army Of Me” was selected by Bjork herself to be included on the compilation “Army Of Me – Remixes and Covers”, released through One Little Indian records in aid of UNICEF.

Since 2008, Tom has been recording and performing as part of Florence and the Machine, playing on the multi-million selling albums “Lungs” and “Ceremonials” (both of which reached number 1 in the UK). “Lungs” was also nominated for the 2009 Mercury Music Award, and won the BRIT Award for Best Album in 2010, whilst “Ceremonials” was nominated for “Best Pop Vocal Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Tom’s playing was featured prominently on singles including “Dog Days Are Over”, “You Got The Love”, “Rabbit Heart”, the UK number 1 “Spectrum (Say My Name)”, and “Wish That You Were Here” (from the soundtrack of the Tim Burton movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”)

Their extensive tours have seen the band play at festivals including Reading/Leeds, Coachella, Primavera, Laneways and headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2015, as well as venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Red Rocks, Colorado and the Hollywood Bowl. TV appearences have included Later With Jools Holland, Top Of The Pops, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, The Voice (in Germany) and X Factor (in the UK, US and Australia).

As well as his work with Florence, he has contributed to recordings by a variety of other artists over a wide range of genres. Recent sessions include Lou Rhodes (Lamb), New Model Army and Lady Gaga.

Tom is currently working on a new solo album and is also in demand for session work and performances.

Having recently installed a fully functioning studio facility in his back garden he is also able to undertake remote recording sessions. For details of how to book, please see the Contacts page.