Tom West plays music that traverses the undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes. West delivers shows where his purposeful songwriting, unforgettable voice and intricate arrangements come to the fore.
'”A Folk Singer From Outer Space” somehow offers some soothing solace for the current, permeating state of loss and isolation.' - American Songwriter
" **** With his unique voice, storytelling and folk sensibility he could pass for a modern-day Neil Young. " - Sunday Mail.
"One of the best albums of 2020" - Scenster.
Originally from Adelaide, Australia, until March West had spent the majority of the past 3 years pounding the pavement in the United States: touring, couch surfing, overnight busses to and from shows, sleeping in stations - good, bad and ugly shows and everything in between including dog attacks and a global pandemic outbreak.
Antarctica was written during a period after his father died from motor neurone disease. Produced by Allen Tate (San Fermin) in Brooklyn, NY. Mixed & mastered by Tyler McDiarmid. It features a collection of songs that have proven to enthral audiences around the world with West's forthcoming style and the honesty behind his storytelling and music.
His experiences and writings are underpinned by a humble upbringing among the rolling hIlls and surf worn coasts of SA spent listening to and learning from the timeless music of the likes of Neil Young, Tracy Chapman Joni Mitchell & Jeff Lang.