Tommy Evans is a BASCA award winning composer, producer and sound artist whose work includes music for film, TV, dance, art exhibitions and theatre.
His work blends original compositions with heavily textured soundscapes that fall somewhere between the worlds of electronic and acoustic music. Tommy is increasingly interested in the crossover between music and sound and how these two worlds combine and interact.
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 epic 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 the band 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 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.
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, choreographed by Dane Hurst, and a commission from photographer and film maker Guilietta Verdon-Roe of eight string quartets to accompany her astonishing ‘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, and has had his music featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music. He also writes prolifically for select production music companies including Felt Music and West One.
His new original project Equal Sky explores and fuses the worlds of deep UK electronica and the sounds and ideas of musicians and artists from the vibrant and hugely relevant South London jazz scene. The first EP entitled ‘You Say You Love Your Children’, will be released in early 2021.