Tom Waters comes home to Dorchester


Tom Waters (r) on stage with Ronnie Wood

After a sold out tour of Europe with the band, Tom returns to his home town for a surprise one off gig with his new band Electric People.
Tom Waters, nominated for Young UK Blues Artist 2023, had an unconventional education growing up in Dorset. His parents were musicians who toured with well-known blues and jazz musicians such as Charlie Watts, Jools Holland, and Ronnie Wood. Tom and his sister would accompany their parents on tours during school holidays, soaking up the sights and sounds. Age five, Tom fell in love with music after hearing Willie Garnett and Don Weller play with his dad’s band, Rocket 88. He got his first saxophone shortly after and played with Charlie Watts’ band at a young age. In 2013, Charlie Watts secretly organized a saxophone lesson and gifted Tom a new saxophone.
Tom left conventional school to tour with his father and played with various bands worldwide. At 16, he was offered a place at the prestigious Purcell Schools of Music in London, where he met Jack Thomas. They played in many different bands together, including The Electric People, and later went to The Royal Academy of Music together.
Tom has an impressive CV, having recorded with The Rolling Stones and Sir Ray Davies, played in The Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and played hundreds of sell-out shows worldwide.
For his homecoming show, Tom wants to celebrate the music he loves; Blues, Rock, Jazz, and an Electric show. He has also invited local friends to join him on stage.
Tom Waters Electric People at Dorchester Corn Exchange, 28th April 8 pm.
Tickets (£22) and more info here


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