About Me

I’m Thomas Hill, a professional guitarist/songwriter, born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in 1997 and brought up in Granada, Spain. I Attended Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2015/16 and was rated 6 out of a possible 7 on my playing skills at the initial level test.

You can see my audition piece here, Waves by Guthrie Govan.

I’m currently based in London (East Finchley) and available for studio sessions and live performances.

Here’s my portfolio of things I’ve done over the last eight years.

This is my youtube channel, which has more than 350k views. You can find guitar solos, live performances and a few music videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TommyRocks54

RECORDINGS

Batu Malang, is a punk band I started whilst I was studying in Boston at Berklee College of Music. I wrote and produced Spill and Cherry Blossom Black and co-wrote and co-produced Three rats in a Trenchcoat and Cloud Colour.

https batumalang.bandcamp.com://

I was also in a band with one of Spain’s top guitarists who is currently signed to Warner. I recorded all the rhythm guitar tracks on his album:

https://itun.es/es/6JiVbb

This is an EP of my own originals songs. All the music and lyrics were written and performed by me:

https://soundcloud.com/tommyrocks54/sets/e-demo-p/s-MrcLY

And these are the demos and instrumentals of a rock project I’ve started with a singer. All the music was written and performed by me:

https://soundcloud.com/tommyrocks54/sets/new-band/s-FO1Cu

5 Planes is a Spanish Pop Rock band. I recorded all the lead guitars except for the guitar solos.

https://itun.es/es/AOjE2

G-Force is a Blues Rock instrumental project I was part of when I was in Berklee in Boston. All rhythm guitar tracks were performed by me:

https://bandgforce.bandcamp.com

Lead guitar on Michael Kilbeys EP.

A few electronic music productions I’ve done over the years.

Guitar session for a friend:
https://soundcloud.com/tommyrocks54/pearl-jam-state-of-love-trust-cover

Playing drums in a live studio session:
https://soundcloud.com/tommyrocks54/coldplay-shiver-live-in-the-studio

LIVE PERFORMANCES

While in Spain

Zaidin Festival (2014, With Oscar Espin)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTnIkc9fny4)

Chistera jazz club (20 jam sessions, 2013-2014)

La Booga Groove club (15 jam sessions, 2013-2014)

The Isabel La Catolica Theatre with Granada City Orchestra (2013, with Oscar Espin)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r__I6ey49gc)

Venue El Tren (2011, 2012, with Oscar Espin)

sound production and performing local village festival and multiple other gigs.

While in Boston

Berklee 1W (2016 with G-Force)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF6-kmbP5Zs)

Middle East (2016 with Batu Malang)

Thunder Road (2016 with Batu Malang)

Once Lounge (2016 with G-Force)

PA’s Lounge (2016 with Batu Malang)

WEMF radio performance (2016 with Batu Malang) (https://soundcloud.com/batu-malang/three-rats-in-a-trenchcoat-cloud-colour-spill-live-on-wemf-radio)

Out of the Blue Art Gallery (2015 With Batu Malang)

Middle East (2015, with the Forbbiden Zone) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opqd1SReOUE)

Berklee 1W (2015, with The Forbbiden Zone)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m60H3ix789M)

While in the UK

Telfords Warehouse (Chester, November 2018 with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles)

Jimmy’s (Manchester, November 2018 with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles)

Wedding in Midhurst (Midhurst, November 2018 with Itchy Feet)

Conwy Feast Fest (Conwy, October 2018 with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles)

Grange Hotel, Private Function (London, October 2018 with Big Ocean Function band)

Tobacco Dock, Festival of Marketing Awards (London, October 2018 with Big Ocean Function band)

Stramash (Edinburgh, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles September 2018, Headline)

Grosvenor House, CIPS Awards (London, September 2018 with Big Ocean Function band)

Cavendish Arms (London, September 2018 Dirty Costello)

St Moritz Club (London, September 2018 Dirty Costello)

Nambucca (London, September 2018 Dirty Costello)

Rocksteady (London, September 2018 Dirty Costello)

Festival Number 6 (Portmeiron, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles September 2018)

Cotton Clouds Festival (Manchester, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles July 2018, Supporting Sister Sledge)

Fife Festival (Scotland with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles August 2018)

Parafest Festival (Wales with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles July 2018, Supporting Cast)

Tramlines Festival (Sheffield with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles July 2018)

Llangollen Festival (Wales with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles July 2018, supporting Kaiser Chiefs and Van Morrison)

Manchester and Liverpool Headline Shows (Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles June 2018)

Mello Festival (Worcester, With Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles June 2018, supporting Toploader)

Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles UK Tour 2018 (April-March 2018)

Grosvenor House, Mortgage Strategy Awards (London, February 2018 With Big Ocean Function band)

Westminster Park Plaza, NHSBC Awards (London, January 2018 with Big Ocean Function Band)

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Shell Private Party (London, January 2018 with Big Ocean Function band)

WE-ARE-Z UK November Tour Supporting Amy Live (Amy Whinehouse’s original band) 2017

Tobacco Dock, Festival of Marketing Awards (London, October 2017 with Big Ocean Function band)

Grosvenor House, CIPS Awards (London, September 2017 with Big Ocean Function band)

The Fighting Cocks (London, Kingston, August 2017 with Dirty Costello)

Seafolk Festival (Lowestoft, Norfolk, August 2017 with We-Are-Z)

Whistle Trago (Hastings, East Sussex, July 2017, with We-Are-Z)

Zooquarium Festival, Supporting Rat Boy (Hastings, East Sussex, July 2017 with We-Are-Z)

Pembroke Rock The Castle Festival, Supporting The Fratellis (Pembroke, Wales, July 2017, with We-Are-Z)

BOHO (London, June 2017, Camden with Cecil)

Cafe 1001 (London, June 2017 with Dirty Costello)

Live on Portobello radio (2017 with Original Template)
(https://www.mixcloud.com/Portobello_Radio/portobello-radio-saturday-sessions-londonwestbank-with-original-template-live-a-taste-of-summer/)

The Garage opening for the English Beat (London 2016 with Lover)

Undersolo Camden (London 2016 with Lover)

Blackheath Festival (2016 with Michael Kilbey)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unQQGNRMaHw)

Church House (Sheffield 2016 with Gregg and the Band)

West Street Live (Sheffield 2016 with Gregg and the Band)

The Rocking Chair (Sheffield 2016 with Gregg and the Band)

Here’s a medley a few of my performances between 2013 and 2016:

Here’s a showreel of my latest performances: