Thursday March 7th
DVDs & PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL!
Tom would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who came out to support the live recording of his live solo DVD, at Warrnambool's Anderson Theatre. Another exciting development, set for release later in 2013!
This weekend Tom will be recording another DVD with the full band at the Port Fairy Folk Festival. For those heading along, the recording will be happening on Sunday March 10th at 7:45pm in the Folk Circus Stage. Come along and be part of the Project's recorded history!
You may see a familiar face on the back of the PFFF official program, thanks to Maton guitars....
Friday January 11th
9:56amHAPPY NEW YEAR!
After a HUGE 2012, touring 14 different countries and making many new friends and fans, Tom returns to Australia in 2013...at least until April! Already 2013 looks to be another big year with festivals performances scheduled (both solo & with the full band) at Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW), Australian Blues Music Festival NSW) , Melbourne's Feskyval (VIC), Port Fairy Folk Festival VIC) and Blues On Broadbeach (QLD). Trips are also planned for Canada, USA, Europe and Fiji. Thanking you all for your support through 2012, and wishing you all a super and successful 2013!! May it be the best year yet!
Thursday August 16th
5:01pmTOM TO SUPPORT JOE BONAMASSA (USA) IN AUSTRALIA!
Any blues fans or mad guitarists will be more than familiar with the name Joe Bonasmassa. Tom is excited to be able to share the stage with the American blues legend at Her Majesty's Theatre in Adelaide in October as he tours across the country. Tickets are available online by CLICKING HERE!
Wednesday July 26th
QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL
We are super stoked to be announced as part of the lineup for the 2012 Queenscliff Music Festival. It's been a couple of years since Tom performed at the festival solo, and this year he'll be playing both solo sets and two sets with the full Tom Richardson Project! For full details check out the festival website - http://www.qmf.net.au/.
Thursday June 7th
ELEVEN COUNTRIES IN THREE MONTHS...
Flights are booked, shows are booked! Tom is set to visit eleven countries in the next three months... If you have any friends in Canada, USA, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Portugal, Mexico or Spain, let them know that Tom is soon to be heading their way!
Tuesday May 29th
TOM TO TOUR EUROPE SOLO IN AUGUST & SEPTEMBER!
Tom has just secured a three week tour throughout Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands throughout the months of August and September. He will be taking is solo 'Blues & Loops' show to Europe for the first time and is excited to spread his sounds to an international audience. Stay tuned for full tour date announcements via the Tour Dates page.
Wednesday May 23rd
CANADA TOUR DATES RELEASED!
June, July and August are set to be exciting months in the Tom Richardson camp, as he embarks on a four month overseas tour. Kicking off in Canada, Tom will play shows in AB, BC and ON both solo and with his good mate, Benny Walker, who he has shared the road with over the past 12 months. Some dates have been announced on the Tour Dates page, more are set to drop very soon!
Tuesday April 1st
TOM ANNOUNCED AMONGST MUSIC OZ FINALISTS!
We are stoked to share the news that Tom has been announced as a finalist in the Singer/Songwriter category, and the Tom Richarson project are in the running in the Blues & Roots category at the 2012 Musiz Oz Awards! Many of our friends were also announced and we are excited to be amongst such great artists. Cross your fingers for us, the awards are announced in Sydney on May 25th!
Thursday April 26th
'SHARING THE STOKE' BENEFIT CONCERT
The Tom Richardson Project are excited to be involved in supporting two local Warrnambool wheelies and their amazing opportunity to travel to the USA and Costa Rica to participate in adaptive surfing and skating programs! As part of the fundraising efforts, Tom has put together a lineup with good mates, Blackwood Jack and Benny Walker, for a huge ALL AGES benefit show:
SAT 5TH MAY
'Sharing The Stoke' presents
TOM RICHARDSON PROJECT
The Wannon Rooms Function Centre - Warrnambool Showgrounds
$15 - 100% proceeds going to Sharing The Stoke
BBQ and drinks available
Click for more info on Sharing The Stoke!
Monday April 23th
TOM RICHARDSON AND JONNO ZILBER SOLO TOUR!
In 2008, Tom Richardson and Jonno Zilber spent nine weeks in the same car, touring around Australia as part of the 'Young Guns of Blues' showcase. It's taken the pair four years to recover from that experience... but in May/June, Tom and Jonno will again be hitting the road for a string of East Coast tour dates!
Thursday February 9th
BLUES ON BROADBEACH FESTIVAL, MAY 2012
IT'S OFFICIAL FOLKS... The full Tom Richardson Project will be back at the Blues On Broadbeach festival in 2012!! We are looking forward to escaping the Victorian winter and sneaking up to the sunny Gold Coast in May. Hope to see you all there! Check out the TOUR DATES page for more details.
Here's a little wrap up of the 2011 festival, you may see some familiar faces... 2011 Blues On Broadbeach clip
Wednesday February 8th
TRP NOMINATED FOR AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS!
We are stoked to announce that the Tom Richardson Project has been nominated as finalists in the 2012 Australian Blues Music Awards! Announced as part of the Australian Blues Music Festival, the TRP have been named as finalists in the following categories:
2012 GROUP OF THE YEAR - Tom Richardson Project 'Only God Knows (Where You Been)'
2012 MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR - Tom Richardson 'One Heart'
Cross your fingers for us!
Wednesday January 11th
NEW LIVE LOOPING CLIPS NOW ONLINE!
The past few months have presented lots of new changes and challenges... We've just uploaded two new videos to check out, featuring both Tom's new haircut and his new solo show. Tom has been playing around with a new BOSS RC-50 loop pedal, and you can see him play a solo version of the Tom Richardson Project track, 'Only God Knows (Where You Been)' and a cheeky cover of the Jackson 5 song, 'I Want You Back'... VISIT TOM RICHARDSON'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE!
Tuesday December 13th
CHECK OUT TOM'S NEW DO!
Lot's of people have been asking for photos of Tom with his new haircut! We've finally got around to uploading some and you can check out a selection of photos from a recent shoot by CLICKING HERE!
Thanks again to everyone who donated to the charity campaign, which left Tom dreadlock-less...
Monday November 28th
TOM HAS LOST HIS LOCKS FOR CHARITY!
Tom would like to extend his thanks to everyone who helped him raise over AU$6000 for the Movember and Peter's Project charities. He lost six-years-worth of dreadlocks in front of a capacity crowd at his hometown venue, The Loft. To check out his new do, head along to the Tom Richardson Facebook page.
Alternatively, check out this article published by the Warrnambool Standard.
People are able to donate online until the end of November, by visiting Tom's MoSpace!
Tuesday September 20th
BIG FAT SCARY HAIRY NEWS....
We've been holding off on some HUGE news but just can't hold it in any longer!
Tom is using his run of shows through spring to raise awareness for his fundraising campaign, which will climax in him shaving off his trademark head of locks! Looking to raise over AU$5000, all money raised goes towards supporting the Peter's Project and Movember, organisitions raising awareness for cancer research, and also depression amongst men. While Tom has become attached to his impressive family of dreadlocks over the past six years, he is willing to lose the locks for a good cause. When asked about the reason for the shave, Tom jokes “I don’t have enough testosterone to grow enough facial hair to pull of ‘Movember’ so this is the next best thing!” For more information or to donate to the campaign, visit www.mobro.co/tomrichardson.
Thurs Sept 22 – The Grand Junction Hotel (The Junkyard), Maitland NSW
Fri Sept 23 – The Aztec, Forster NSW
Sun Sept 25 – Coffs Harbour International Busking Festival, Coffs Harbour NSW
Mon Sept 26 – Coffs Harbour International Busking Festival, Coffs Harbour NSW
Tues Sept 27 – Coffs Harbour International Busking Festival, Coffs Harbour NSW
Wed Sept 28 – Coffs Harbour International Busking Festival, Coffs Harbour NSW
Fri Sept 30 – The Empress Hotel, Fitzroy VIC (w/ Mark Wilkinson)
Sat Oct 1 – Grind N Groove, Healesville VIC
Sun Oct 2 – The Loft, Warrnambool VIC
Tues Oct 4 – Royal Standard Hotel, West Melbourne VIC
Thurs Oct 6th – Royal Oak Tavern, Launceston TAS
Sat Oct 8th – Salamanca Markets, Hobart TAS (morning show)
Sat Oct 8th – Brookfield Winery, Margate TAS
Sun Oct 9th – The Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
Fri Oct 14th – Newmarket Hotel, Bendigo VIC
Sat Oct 15th – Baby Black Expresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh VIC
Sun Oct 16th – Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne VIC (lunch show)
Sun Oct 16th – Penny Black Bar, Brunswick VIC
Thurs Oct 20th – Bar Pizza, Geelong VIC (w/ Blackwood Jack & Alister Turrill)
Sat Oct 22nd – Surrey Hills Music Festival, Melbourne VIC
Sat Oct 29th – Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon VIC
Sun Oct 30th – Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon VIC
Mon Oct 31st – Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon VIC
Fri Nov 4th – Coffs Harbour Hockey Fields, NSW (w/ COLD CHISEL & YOU AM I)
Sat Nov 5th – Sawtell RSL, Sawtell NSW
Sun Nov 6th – Harbourside Markets, Coffs Harbour NSW (morning show)
Fri Nov 11th – Willunga Hotel, Willunga SA
Sat Nov 12th – Suzie Wongs Room, Hindmarsh SA
Sun Nov 13th – Glenelg Surf Club, Glenelg SA
Fri Nov 4th – Wyton Cellars, Warrnambool VIC
Thurs Nov 17th – Ararat Hotel, Ararat VIC
Fri Nov 18th – Kokopelli’s Bar, Portland VIC
Sat Nov 19th – Civic Green, Warrnambool VIC (arvo show)
Sat Nov 19th – Whalers Hotel, Warrnambool VIC (w/ Blackwood Jack)
Sun Nov 20th – THE BIG SHAVE!! The Loft, Warrnambool VIC (arvo show)