1. Tell us a bit about the type of music you play and about you as a musician?
I’m a songwriter originally from slough and for the past two years have been touring the uk taking my songs straight to the people living and playing from my camper van Pickle. The songs are a reflection of the world as I see it, themed by experiences, people, and places. It’s a folk reggae vibe with threads of pop, blues, latin, funk and anything else I’ve heard along the way.
2. What made you start with your music and when did you start?
I hold my hands up, I was a theatre boy to start with. It wasn’t till I was 16 I joined a funk rock band at college (incubus meets the chilli’s) and that changed everything. I started writing lyrics and melodies, listening to music I didn’t know existed, that band really forged the foundations of where I stand now, but It was at 21 I started writing and playing for myself.
3. What is the best thing about being a musician?
I get to do what I love doing and make a living out of it whilst constantly progressing and having no one tell me what to do. I choose my path.
4. What is your biggest challenge to your ultimate dream? (whether that is writing your own songs, making a living from playing in pubs/events, or being signed to a record label)
I’m not sure I have an ultimate dream, as one is lived another shall be born. The next adventure is to preparing to drive Pickle to australia at the end of September 2015 and put on a huge show in Melbourne.
5. What advice would you give to people wanting to follow their own musical dreams?
Live them and make more!
To find out more about Tom and his music: www.tomdibb.com