Tommy Evans is a BASCA award winning composer, producer and sound artist.
After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2008, Tommy was commissioned to write a large scale work for his own orchestra which culminated in the 90 minute jazz suite The Green Seagull, for which he was awarded the 2011 British Academy of Songwriters and Composers Award.
Around this time, Tommy set up and became the music director and songwriter for electronic music pioneers Submotion Orchestra. For the last 10 years Submotion have toured extensively in the UK, Europe and Asia and have released 5 studio albums and 3 EP’s with Ninja Tune and Counter Records.
In 2017 Tommy was invited by Outlook Festival and the Southbank Centre to become the musical director and conductor of the Outlook Orchestra; an orchestra to be based at The Royal Festival Hall and specialise in the orchestral recreation of electronic and bass music. The orchestra has since performed three original scores and collaborated with some of the biggest names from bass music scene including Mala, David Rodigan, Shy FX, Alala, Pharoahe Monch, Roots Manuva, D Double E, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor, Julian Marley, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy, Protoje and many more.
The Outlook Orchestra have two new shows upcoming that Tommy is working on – one with Dizzee Rascal for South Facing Festival in London in August 2021, and another with Fabio & Grooverider celebrating the history of jungle and drum and bass, at the Royal Festival Hall in January 2022.
Tommy has worked alongside many inspirational and internationally renown artists as a composer and producer, most recently writing and arranging the strings for Goldies’ album ‘The Journeyman’, composing the music for ‘Reminiscence’, by Rambert Dance Company, and a commission for photographer and film maker Guilietta Verdon-Roe of eight string quartets to accompany her ‘Border Walks’ project.
Tommy has had his music synced to a number of adverts and TV programs with clients including Ford, Adidas, Audi, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie, Chevrolet and TVS. He has been commissioned to write music for festivals in Japan, Norway and the UK, has had his music featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music, and writes for select production music companies including Just Isn’t Music, Felt Music and West One.
Tommy also works for creative production company FMLY CRTV as their in-house composer, producer and musical advisor.
Tommy is the recent recipient of the Arts Council DYCP grant.