Tom has performed, as a leader and as a sideman throughout the UK. Initially with some of the North’s finest jazz musicians including, Dominic J Marshall, Sam Watts, Alex Davis, Rus Nygard Pearson, Sam Gardner, Eddie Hick, Joost Hendrickx, Matt Anderson, Aubin Vanns, Chris Bussey, Sam Vicary and Alex Munk.
After moving to London in 2011, Tom established himself as a working musician in the London jazz scene, an electronic composer and a teacher. He plays with some of London’s finest improvisers such as Will Butterworth, Marcus Penrose, Sam Watts, Henrik Jenson, Arther Lea, Pete Ibbetson, Briggite Beraha and Pat Davey.
Tom has also toured extensively for a decade with one of Britain’s most popular reggae bands BackBeat SoundSystem alongside bands such as Madness, The Wailers, Katchafire and Easy Star All Stars.
He has performed at prestigous venues and events which have included Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Wembley Arena, Glastonbury Festival, Isle of White Festival, The Green Man Festvial, Balcony TV, Battersea Power-Station, The Dorchester Hotel, The Eden Project, BBC Introducing, The Electric Beach Festival and the Boardmasters Festival.
**** “Refreshingly different, punctate and well put together”
Fiona Ord-Shrimpton – All About Jazz
9/10 “Neale works his magic here, and I can guarantee you’ll be spellbound” Nick Smithson – Review Graveyard (read full review)
“The brass of Tom Neale’s musical prowess keeps Into The Light playing late into the night on repeat.” Top Shelf Reggae (read full review)