Tom Baxter

Tom Baxter

No bloke with an ounce of sense would become a solo singer-songwriter. Men who insist on singing for a living are better advised to do it within a band - any band, even one of those bouffy-haired, Spandex-catsuit combos. Being a singer-songwriter amounts to creating a rod for one's own back. How do you convey the force of your personality with a guitar and a microphone when the zeitgeist is all about hyper-sexy-noisy-thrills?

Tom Baxter already knew all that, but it didn't stop him getting onstage alone in the South London pub where he was... more