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'What's certain is that storytelling is an essential part of what they do'. Mark Bridge, Viva Lewes, Oct '19.


"The Hop50+ would like to thank you for coming along and getting our feet tapping to such amusing lyrics. We thoroughly enjoyed your act, it definitely brightened up our day, hopefully we can see you again soon", Paula Carter, Senior Centre Worker, March 2020.


"...the music made by this acoustic duo is accessible and upfront. Sussex Songwriters Colin and Lance mix comedy... about politics and vegetables with rambling banter and the odd melancholic folk ballad. There are echoes of Dylan in the stripped back guitar style but it's the gentle humour of the doubled up vocals that make TOM's tunes worth a listen". Ben Bailey, Music Reviewer, Viva Brighton


"I listened to your website and I really like your songs". Peggy Seeger (yes, THE Peggy Seeger)


'I always bring my knitting to concerts but I didn't need it this time, you were wonderful, such interesting lyrics and something for everybody!' - Nancy, age 97, at the Blind Veterans UK in Ovingdean.


"It was a great evening. Your songs are so good. They seem to reach the parts that others don’t!!   It’s a refreshing change just to hear and understand the lyrics without having to strain one’s ears!!" - Tess Perryman, Brighton Muso, Bom-Banes

"If your songs aren't making me laugh or cry, they're making me think..." James, Papachino's Peacehaven

"I love your lyrics, and your delivery reminds me of Pete Seeger". Audience member, Depot, Lewes.

"There's definitely some Jake Thackray, Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel in there!". Someone, sometime.


Together we perform as 'TOM'. Catchy and easy to remember.

We are Sussex based singer songwriters, with guitars, telling tales of vague politics, a fair amount of unrequited love, some good old fashioned political commentary, vegetables and Superheroes, all bundled up with humour, humanity, and of course a singalong melody.

We are enjoying life and we want to cheer you up too. Come join us, it's a journey, even if it's only around Sussex most of the time!

Lance has his own website and so does Colin, please click below and have a browse.




IN THE BEGINNING, Colin advertised for a playmate. Lance turned up and we discovered a mutual love for songwriting and music. We tend to each write our own songs then get together and see which ones lend themselves to duets and harmony.

We had a sell out debut in Bom-Banes in Brighton and followed with successful shows in Eastbourne at Printers Playhouse and Depot in Lewes.

Our shows are made up of self-penned songs in a mix of styles with something for everyone. We will usually give you a set that is designed to flow, slow to fast, melancholy to joyful. We are essentially acoustic, but use amps and electric when appropriate. Usually it's just us but we sometimes have a guest musician, a violinist or a double bass, perhaps percussion, and are open to others joining us for a gig.

Our songs are all originals.

We guarantee hummable melodies and universal themes... and be prepared for humour and a sing-a-long chorus now and again!


Please go to the final page of the menu,

'CONTACT/BOOK' to get in touch with us.

And have a look at the 'Coming Up' page

to find where we are next.