Tom Baxter emerged in 2004 as one of London's premier underground singer/songwriters with the release of his debut Feather & Stone, an expertly crafted mix of contemporary pop.
Born in Suffolk to a pair of well-traveled folk musicians, Baxter was surrounded by songwriting from an early age. Under his parents' apprenticeship and the guidance of their musical friends, he learned the building blocks of songcraft. During his teen years, Baxter's parents bought an old hotel and opened up a club on the ground floor called Charlie's Bar. It was in that bar that Baxter and his brother learned the ins and outs of live performance, eventually assembling a house band. At 19, Baxter moved to London for music school. He soon began performing in bars throughout London, earning money playing covers while developing his original repertoire. Baxter earned a loyal following through regular performance, building up the steam necessary to release his debut record, Feather & Stone, which emerged in 2004. Regional touring and Baxter's constantly evolving catalog of material kept his audiences enthusiastic and ever-growing. Singles like "Better," released in 2007, whet listeners' appetites for Baxter's much-anticipated follow-up Skybound, which was released in January of 2008. When the pre-release fell into the hands of actor and producer David Schwimmer, the Friends veteran decided to include some of Baxter's material in his film Run, Fat Boy, Run. That same year, Irish boy band Boyzone covered "Better" and took it into the U.K. Top 40 singles chart.
Following its release, Baxter took a time-out to focus on his life, traveling, and the dissolution of his marriage. After nearly a decade away from the industry he returned to the studio to record what would become his third album. Utilizing his life experiences in the coming years, Baxter delivered the stripped-back, deeply personal The Other Side of Blue in 2018. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez