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Tom Gray (UK)

Founder and coordinator  - Broken Record Campaign

Tom Gray fell off a piano at the age of 3, leaving a cut above his left eye. Undaunted by this disastrous start, he’s spent his subsequent life committed to music-making. Now with over 25 years of composition behind him, a devotion to making music with character remains. As does the scar. A founding member of Gomez, a band who made a trademark out of their eclecticism, they won the Mercury Prize in 1998 and then went on to become a major live act, for many years, in the USA. Outside of his work with the band, Tom has developed a career as a composer. He recently scored ‘In My Skin’, a comedy-drama, for the BBC and Hulu. He has worked extensively in theatre and is now working on a musical stage adaptation with the Roald Dahl Story Company. Tom, besides starting the #BrokenRecord campaign, is an elected Council Member of PRS For Music. He is a Writer-Artist Advocate for the Featured Artist Coalition, is a proud member of the Musicians’ Union and is a Board Director of The Ivors Academy who represent British songwriters and composers.. He had what he describes as a ‘genuinely misspent youth’ focussed on politics and has spent the last few years using that knowledge and experience to advocate for creators as best he can.

Events with this Speaker

Another way for digital transformation: keynote talk with Tom Gray and Liz PellyFriday, 17 September – 14:00 – 15:00 Startup Lisboa Main Hall – Hub Criativo do BeatoEvent Type :Keynote

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