The thumping tommys are a collection of talented musicians specialising in old-time music. Having played at many great festival stages, bars and cafes, the thumping tommys play a heady brew of Irish and American folk music performed with a distinctly English style, which has established them as one of the most entertaining groups working in the UK right now.
What are the highlights of your career?
Touring Europe as Jim Beams' house band. We have played all over Europe and UK at many festivals
Who are your previous clients?
Jim Beam, Easy Jet, Bare Foot, Southbank Centre, Carphone Warehouse, E.L James
How long do you play for?
usually 2x45 minute sets
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
we have our own PA
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
3x2 metres square
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
we charge a little extra if we need to learn a specific tune
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Usually 15 minutes, but up to the client
Typical tunes include:
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Galway Girl – Sharron Shannon
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Man of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys
I Got a Woman – Ray Charles
Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
Jambalaya – Hank Williams
Plenty of trad irish, folk and country songs