Tom began playing guitar in his late teens. Originally he was heavily influenced by Slash and associated bands Guns 'n' Roses and Velvet Revolver.
Tom went on to develop a taste for a more bluesy, hard edged guitar sound and became a keen listener to The Black Keys.
Through the years, Tom's playing has developed to incorporate techniques from Junior Kimbrough, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix.
Having discovered the raw hard edge of The White Stripes, Tom became ambitious for the role of front man.
As a guitarist, Tom lists the following as some of his key influences:
Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Cream, David Gilmour and Pink Floyd, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Kossoff, B.B. King, and Freddy King.
As a vocalist, Tom is hugely influenced by the presence of Paul Rogers and Jay Buchanan.
FREIDMAN RUNT 50 AMP
2 X 12 RUNT 50 CABINET
GIBSON LES PAUL - CUSTOM SHOP 58
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