Tom Read is a singer-songwriter and producer, based in Oxford, UK, who has written and collaborated with western and asian artists, as well as performing and releasing his own music.

Raised in Hong Kong, Tom grew up singing and performing music in his church. In 2013, his solo album Compass reached #1 on the iTunes album charts in Asia, and charted in both the UK and US iTunes Top 100 albums.

Tom has written for established and emerging artists alike, with writing and production credits including multi-platinum selling Asian pop star, Sammi Cheng, Joseph Washbourn (Toploader), Dan Olsen, Rob Davis (Kylie).

Since 2014, Tom’s main focus has been on writing and producing, however in 2016 he started to release new music under the name CHARIOTS, with the debut single Dreaming As We Go receiving radio airplay across the UK including on BBC Introducing.

In September 2016, his CHARIOTS EP was nominated for ‘Best Album / EP of the Year’ at the Unsigned Music Awards, selected by a panel of music industry experts including presenters, producers, and editors from BBC, MTV, PRS, The Guardian, Sony Music and others.

In 2018, Tom released Lament. A collection of songs 5 years in the making- the EP explores this under discussed expression through a heart wrenching journey of honest and raw lyricism, set to a dynamic and engaging soundscape. In May 2018, the single Dead Things To Life went to #1 on the UK Christian Chart.

Tom has an MA in Commercial Music Production from Tileyard Education London.



Here are some of Tom songs, either recorded by himself as an artist, or by others for their projects.