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Biography

Tom West is an Australian songwriter and fingerpicker based in Adelaide. His songs are inspired by lost love and getting lost; they traverse from very simple folk tunes to grand and moody soundscapes.

West learned how to play in the low lit bars and pubs of Adelaide, Australia. Songs were tested at open mics and schoolyard concerts before graduating to modest home town shows before playing to packed out crowds in signature venues, as well performances at some of the biggest festivals and music conferences in Australia and North America.

His single ‘The Call’ was recorded with acclaimed Australian producer, John Castle (Vance Joy, Washington, Josh Pyke)

His debut album ‘A Spark in the Dark’, launched in August 2013, was described by TheMusic.com.au as ‘an album worth remembering’ providing ‘more than meets the eye.’

According to Melbourne’s Beat Magazine, ‘the album is characterised by heartfelt vocal performances that send out an emotive invitation to the listener.’

In a live setting West provides intricate guitar work with a vocal performance that soars one moment before singing with heart wrenching simplicity in the next. West is equally capable of delivering a stirring performance accompanied by a 3-piece band, simple bass guitar or performing solo.

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