Folk Bands and Artists
THOM ASHWORTH is an English folksinger and bassist, hailing from Hampshire, but calling East London home. Thom’s is a stripped back approach to British traditional music, played on his ‘home’ instrument - bass. This unique sonic palette brings instruments usually seen in supportive roles to the fore. His previous work couldn´t have been further from the folk world - he cut his teeth playing hardcore and emo, going on to play in Deep Elm Records post rock/prog act Our Lost Infantry and many headed chamber pop monster Revere - which belies a childhood spent in at festivals and pub sessions, listening to Fairport Convention and Martin Carthy. He has a growing reputation as a live performer, and made his solo debut last year opening for Dublin folk miscreants Lynched.