Tom Sayer Bio (Updated Jan 2016)

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Tom Sayer is an experienced composer and singer-songwriter based in Brighton and trained in his university city of Bangor, North Wales. After completing his degree in Music and Creative Writing in 2011, Tom continued his studies in Composition for Film at Bangor University to receive a Masters in Music with Merit in 2013.

Highlights of his studies include a performance by the Mavron Quartet of a specifically commissioned piece, the ‘doubt’ quartet and many collaborative projects within the music department, including a concert at Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead where Tom performed a full concert of his songs and compositions with a string quartet and visual accompaniment. Tom has worked with many award-winning directors, animators and designers whilst building up his composition portfolio and is  always on the look out new musical projects and collaborations.

During the summer of 2015, Tom worked for the British Youth Film Academy (BYFA) as Head of Music during a residential summer camp based in Leyland, whilst also writing the music for a feature film, Hamlin which was shot during the summer camp. Find out more about the project below.

Hamlin – My First Feature Film

If you would like to work with Tom on a composition project, you can contact him on

Music Journalist

Tom is also an established freelance music journalist based in Brighton. After writing for several online and in-print publications, Tom started his own blog Whattomwrites where he writes monthly Brighton gig guides, gig previews, live and album reviews, interviews and other music features. Tom has had his writing published in a number of publications including BN1 Magazine, Welovebrighton,, Brogue Magazine plus more… Tom is a big supporter of unsigned and upcoming artists, endorsing a number of local artists in the early stages of their careers.

Read Tom’s Blog