About Sir Tom Watton

A storyteller, singer-songwriter and entertainer. Tom writes modern folk stories and songs based on his life and experiences. On his recent album Sir Tom Watton: The Collection, Tom’s writing style is laid bare. “It’s actually rather good” (Richard Pearson, Radio Scarborough)

With a unique guitar style and eloquently emotive lyrics, his songs are well received by a broad audience base.

Tom was raised in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Tom was given the title Sir Tom Watton, by local poet, artist and designer Graham Rhodes.

Tom has supported Jon Gomm and Toby Jepson (Little Angels/Wayward Sons), and following a successful musical partnership with Phil Simpson (now Strada Music) supported Waterson Carthy in the Hull (Barton-upon Humber) leg of  their 2010 Wintour. 

Since 2010 Tom has lived in Edinburgh, returning to Scarborough to play Acoustic Gathering, Scarborough Seafest and the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s music cafe night.

Tom has been a prolific writer of songs and it was in 2018, that his friend and fellow songwriter, turned born again producer, Gerry Callaghan, offered to help make a debut album, which was released in November 2019.

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