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ABOUT TOM

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

Raised in Hong Kong, Tom comes from a church background and is best known for his work in the Christian and Gospel genre. In 2013, his solo album Compass reached #1 on the iTunes album charts in Hong Kong, and stayed in the Top 20 for 2 weeks. The album also charted in both the UK and US iTunes Top 100 albums.

Tom has also co-written both for and with established and emerging artists alike. Most notably, in 2013 his song From Ashes To Beauty was cut by multi-platinum selling Asian pop star, Sammi Cheng, on her album, Love is Love.

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 2016, selected out of over 3000 entries by a panel of 80 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.

releases

RELEASES

Below are the official albums and EPs that Tom has released as an artist

LAMENT

LAMENT

EP (2018)

A collection of songs 5 years in the making- Lament explores this under discussed expression through a heart wrenching journey of honest and raw lyricism, set to a dynamic and engaging soundscape.

CHARIOTS

CHARIOTS

EP (2016)

In 2016 Tom started to release new indie-pop music under the name CHARIOTS. This 5-song EP was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Unsigned Music Awards 2016.

COMPASS

COMPASS

Album (2012)

In 2012, Tom’s solo album Compass reached #1 on the iTunes album charts in Hong Kong, and stayed in the Top 20 for 2 weeks. The album also charted in both the UK and US iTunes Top 100 albums.

LAMENT

LAMENT

EP (2018)

A collection of songs 5 years in the making- Lament explores this under discussed expression through a heart wrenching journey of honest and raw lyricism, set to a dynamic and engaging soundscape.

CHARIOTS

CHARIOTS

EP (2016)

In 2016 Tom started to release new indie-pop music under the name CHARIOTS. This 5-song EP was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Unsigned Music Awards 2016.

COMPASS

COMPASS

Album (2012)

In 2012, Tom’s solo album Compass reached #1 on the iTunes album charts in Hong Kong, and stayed in the Top 20 for 2 weeks. The album also charted in both the UK and US iTunes Top 100 albums.

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LISTEN

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


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