Tommy Evans is a BASCA award winning composer, producer and musical director.
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 12 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. He is a founding member of Gentlemans Dub Club and continues to play drums in the band.
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 collaborated on unique scores with Dizzee Rascal, Fabio & Grooverider, Mala and David Rodigan, and through these projects Tommy has worked with with some of the biggest names from bass music scene including Shy FX, Akala, Pharoahe Monch, Bitty McLean, Roots Manuva, D Double E, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor, Julian Marley, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy, Protoje, Maverick Sabre, Flowdan, Ghetts and many more.
Tommy has worked alongside many 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. He has also been commissioned to write music for festivals in Japan, Norway and the UK, and has had his music featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music.
In the last few years Tommy has moved away from the live scene towards composing and producing music for adverts, TV and Film. He has composed bespoke music for numerous adverts with clients including Kia, BT Sport, Nike, Apple, John Lewis, Ford, Adidas, Audi, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie, Chevrolet and TVS. He is currently working on the score for his first film ‘Wake Up’, directed by Marysue Masson.
Tommy is the head of composition and music at Form Audio – a creative production company specialising in high end audio and sound design for commercials and advertising.
Tommy is the recent recipient of the Arts Council DYCP grant, under the guidance and mentoring of renowned UK composer Martin Phipps (The Crown, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror etc)