After seeing Tom Ryder perform, Sir Rod Stewart said to him: “Well done tonight. If you want it, and you love it, stick at it.” Tom has done just that; his debut EP Strings Attached received acclaim across the BBC Introducing network and opened up a fanbase as far-flung as Wroclaw in Poland, Grenada in the Caribbean and New Zealand’s South Island. His latest single Here We Go Again debuted at no.3 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
Influenced by Tracy Chapman and Damien Rice, Tom has been described as "full of passion, promise and pedigree" (BuzzJack) and a writer of “stunning songs infused with meaning and heart” (Indie Music Mag).
“A band who can harmonise like a dream but still bring the humour. Hats off!”
— Sofar Sounds London
The duo LOZT (pronounced ‘lost’) consists of Lauren Scudder from Orange County, CA and Tom Ryder from London, UK. Both solo acts in their own right, the two have come together to blend genres, voices and cultures. 2018 sees them release their debut EP I Want You, recorded with Stu Hanna, Dave Gerard and double Grammy-winning producer Robbie Nelson. An evening with LOZT brings plenty of chemistry, plenty of emotion and more than a few laughs. Expect soulful alternative folk with strong harmonies and witty, heartfelt lyrics.
The Kazans & Koasis
The Kazans have been writing and performing together for close to 15 years. Comprising Tom Ryder (vocals and guitar), Joe Hazell (guitar and vocals), Tom Casson (bass and vocals) and George Sydes (drums), the band released their debut EP Them Girls in 2014 to critical acclaim, gigging across the UK. Lifelong fans of Oasis, the band added Ian Tobin to their line-up in 2018 for a one-off tribute night – Koasis – which has since taken off as a fully-fledged project.