Ararat - Tom Richardson will be the first performer for Ararat Live this year.
His show will kick off at 8pm in the Red Room at the Ararat Hotel this Thursday.
Tom has performed in 14 different countries across the globe, appreciating the freedom of travel, exploration and the privilege of forging relationships with listeners and cultures around the world.
While still in his early twenties, having already shared the stage with the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Cold Chisel, The Waifs and You Am I, there are very few Australian festival stages on which Tom hasn't performed. Often labelled 'the talk of the festival', past appearances include the Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Music Muster, Queenscliff Music Festival, Bridgetown Blues Festival, National Folk Festival and Blues On Broadbeach.
On stage he is armed with an infectious personality and contagious melodies. Tom uses the latest in loop pedal technology to create a wall of sound, overdubbing four part vocal harmonies, complicated percussion grooves and lead and rhythm guitar parts, all live on stage.
Ararat Live will be the start of Tom's Victorian leg for the release of his new CD 'Tom Richardson Live' following successful international launch tours throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. Tom is once again booked to perform at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March but it will be a more intimate show for the Ararat Live audience in the Red Room.
Tom also loves finding the time whilst travelling the world to empower ambitious, wheelchair bound youths through adaptive surfing and skating programs, through the organisations 'Ocean Healing Group' and 'Sharing The Stoke'.
Tom will be supported by visiting Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Cook. This will be a great night of entertainment with bookings filling up fast.
Bookings can be made by contacting Dave Nicholson on 0409 848 960 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your details or check out the website.