Introducing Tom Showtime, a man of many guises. Although appearing to the overt eye as a DJ, this talent brimming character is also labeled producer, café owner, saxophonist and gramophone enthusiast. From Be-Bop to Breakbeat, Tom’s passion for music is paralleled only to his tenacious enjoyment of watermelon, coffee and cricket.
Tom began collecting and spinning records in London in early 2000, indubitably motivated by the collection of English house DJ’s and producers sharing his house. After several years, he returned home to Melbourne to release The Showtime EP’; a head nodding Trip Hop odyssey showcasing original horn lines and broken beats.
With notable inspirations such as DJ Shadow, Mr. Scruff, Quantic and Bonobo as well as a fervent obsession with sampling old funk, latin and jazz – there was no doubt that Tom Showtime was soon to be heard. Tom’s earnest aspiration has seen him generate some stellar opportunities in his music career to date; supporting such acts as Urthboy, The Bamboos and posing as the warm up DJ for The Nextmen at their highly regarded ‘Friends and Family’ night at First Floor in Melbourne.
With Tom Showtime’s debut album The Jam Thief due for release in early 2012, he is proud to release the prelude to his album in the form of EP3013. The lead off single from EP3013 is The Bullet Train feat N’Fa Jones. With 6 beat driven, jazz flavored, funk infused tracks of Tom at his best, EP3013 will give listeners a taste of what’s to come.
With Showtime’s career already snowballing, 2012 also sees a series of reworked classics released on 45’s for UK label Second Hand Funk, flawlessly demonstrating his flare for remixing. This project observes Tom collaborating with artists such as Agent 86, The Captain, Dancefloor Outlaws and The Ghetto Funk Allstars.