Earlier this week Tom joined Janice Long in the studio for a Spoken Word session. You can listen to the interview at Tom’s Soundcloud.
This October, Tom is hitting the road to tour the UK and Ireland. We’ve taken the opportunity to book some smaller venues, some in places he’s not visited in a while. It’ll be a great opportunity to catch him performing an intimate, solo-set of songs from his back catalogue, along some of his favourites by other songwriters.
As usual The Uncarved Block – Part One will be on sale, along with Feather & Stone, Skybound and the Tales From the Forest of Hope book.
We look forward to seeing you there!01 Oct, Wed – Phoenix, Exeter
07 Oct, Tue – Talking Heads, Southampton
09 Oct, Thu – Southern Pier Pavilion, Worthing
13 Oct, Mon – Stables, Milton Keynes 15 Oct, Wed – The Brindley, Runcorn
17 Oct, Fri – Caves, Edinburgh
22 Oct, Wed – Glee, Cardiff 26 Oct, Sun – Glee, Nottingham
28 Oct, Tue – Glee, Birmingham
29 Oct, Mon – Fibbers, York
30 Oct, Thu – ARC, Stockton
05 Nov, Wed – SET Theatre, Kilkenny
06 Nov, Thu – The Backroom, McGrory’s, Donegal
07 Nov, Fri - Walsh’s Bar, Mitchelstown
08 Nov, Sat – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
We’re pleased to announce that we can offer some of you access to the re-scheduled private show at The Hospital Club.
All you need to do is head to the Tom Baxter Store and purchase a guest membership. You will receive an online receipt which will need to be presented at the door. On the night you’ll receive a copy of The Uncarved Block and access to the club for Tom’s performance.
If you purchased the membership for 06 March, it will be valid on this date!
!! Please do not contact The Hospital Club direct – they will be unable to assist !!
** If you have requested a refund – we apologise for the delay. We are still working with TopSpin to resolve the issue **
Any issues/queries please contact email@example.com
I have exciting news…
Following on from the success I had in self-financing Skybound, I have spent the last few months setting up an investment opportunity for my next two albums. The funds raised will provide for the recording, release, marketing and touring of The Uncarved Block – Part One & Part Two. It will also enable me to create artwork and other merchandise as part of the project.
The scheme we are using is a new way of funding a creative venture, and I believe it will be the way forward for many artists in the future: private investment means the artist retains greater creative control and flexibility in how the records are created, marketed and released. There are attractive tax benefits for investors under the Seed Enterprise
Investment Scheme (SEIS) and they get the opportunity to be a part of a creative venture with a relatively low-risk profile compared to other SEIS investment opportunities.
I’m fortunate to be working with my friend Chris Ward of Ward Connections, who is raising finance and setting up the investment structure. Chris’s combined passion for my music and his experience in finance has inspired him to spearhead this project. He’s at the top of his game and has done an amazing job: we’re well on the way with half the funds already committed.
We felt passionately that once we hit the halfway mark we would open it up to my fans to give you the opportunity to be a patron of my work and invest in something you love.
We are seeking investment from high net worth individuals or sophisticated investors, and there are specific legal requirements you must meet in order qualify. This is not a crowd-sourced project, but we are looking at ways to include crowd-sourced funding to give more of you the opportunity to take part.
If you are a high net worth individual or a sophisticated investor (or know someone who is!) and would like to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the we’ll send you more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
TB and Team
It has been sometime since I last wrote to you, and now I want to explain my lack of public activity over recent months.
I spent most of 2012 writing and then recording with the band, and although I was pleased with many elements (the tracks on the Golden EP come from these sessions) as a whole, I didn’t feel there was an album there. After investing so much into the project I made made the very difficult choice of shelving the album. Looking back now I realise I was trying to produce a record as my marriage fell apart. The combination didn’t work for me.
The recording of The Uncarved Block – Part One and the subsequent tour in March last year took place in the weeks after my wife and I separated. If you saw me on tour I think it was obvious I was going through a tough time relationship wise. Although it was a period of great sadness and uncertainty, the recording and touring kept me sane: I was surrounded by good friends in the studio and on stage, and I had you wonderful lot with me at every show! However, I did struggle after that and spent the rest of 2013 dealing with the fallout from the abrupt end of an eleven year relationship.
I’m happy to say that life has picked up since. I’m off my knees and back in the drivers seat! So, I’m writing 2013 off: consigning it to the emotional trashcan, chalking it up to experience and letting it become part of my life’s crazy patchwork quilt. I’m looking to the future.
I am incredibly proud of The Uncarved Block – Part One. The work I did with the band in Devon, Spain and LA has brought me full circle, and Part One is the record I set out to make before any studio work started. I apologise to those of you who haven’t been able to attend a show and buy a copy of it. This will change in the coming months, as my current priority is to get a full release for Part One, and start recording and setting up the release of Part Two. This is an exciting prospect, and I’m hoping that some of you may be able to get involved with backing this financially (more information on that below!). Part One will be on sale at the shows, but in the meantime here’s a full length version of String and Bow for you to listen to.
Finally, if you came to a live show last year, or were one of the many who wrote to me with such kind words about my music – thank you. I may not reply to every message, but each one means a lot to me.
SEE YOU SOON!
A belated happy New Year to you all!
We hope you had a great Christmas and didn’t overdo the food and booze too much…
We’re pleased to announce that Tom will be touring with Penguin Cafe this February. Dates below. Tickets available here.
Wed 12 Feb BRIDPORT Electric Palace
Thurs 13 Feb SOUTHAMPTON Turner Sims
Fri 14 Feb LONDON Union Chapel
Sat 15 Feb LONDON Union Chapel
Sun 16 Feb LONDON Union Chapel
Thu 18 Feb BRIGHTON All Saints Church
Wed 19 Feb COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
Fri 21 Feb MANCHESTER RNCM
Sat 22 Feb LEEDS Howard Assembly Room
Sun 23 Feb GATESHEAD Sage Gateshead
Mon 24 Feb LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre
Tues 25 Feb EDINBURGH Queens Hall
Wed 26 Feb SHEFFIELD City Hall Ballroom
Hope to see you on the road.
Tom will be playing at the Pheonix Artist Club, London this Wednesday, 20 November.
Tickets are limited, so book yours fast! £12.50 in advance, or £15.00 on the door (subject to availability). To get your advance tickets, email Sam at email@example.com for a Paypal invoice, call them on 020 7836 1077 to pay over the phone, or pop into the club to pay in cash.
See website for more info
We’re very pleased to announce that Tom will be performing for the London Acoustic Guitar Show at London Olympia on 07 September.
Access to all the live performances and clinics are included free with admission. However, the live shows are available on a first come first serve basis – you need to arrive early to collect free main stage performance tickets from the relevant stands!
This is the ultimate event for acoustic guitar and music enthusiasts. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the world’s top players in action, attend quality masterclasses and clinics, and test hundreds of acoustic guitars, gear and accessories from the industry’s biggest names and the best luthiers,. The show welcomes fans and players of all ages, technical ability and genre preference.
You can purchase tickets here - £17 for the day 0r £30 for the weekend.