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Tom Stedman is a guitarist who specialises in percussive finger-style playing which has been popularised by such musical pioneers as Andy McKee and Tommy Emmanuel, and who has now developed his own unique take on this rapidly evolving genre. Tom started playing at the age of 12 and quickly discovered a passion for a variety of musical genres, particularly diverse forms of heavy metal and rock, which eventually led him to experiment with various stylistic fusions incorporating funk, rock, jazz, Spanish and classical elements. His early musical career was based around the metal genre, and he was lead guitarist in heavy metal band Primal State for over ten years. Tom has also worked as a producer in a professional recording studio for Fusion Arts Oswestry and as a guitar tutor conducting private lessons and workshops in the Shropshire area. Releases include a four-track solo EP Little Blue Dot, which was written, recorded and produced in 2012. The same year he won first prize in the Three Counties Acoustic Competition, and was invited to participate in the judging for the subsequent competition which was held summer 2013. He is now recording his first full album as a solo artist and planning a UK-wide tour. “...impeccable fingerstyle playing to create simultaneously engrossing and relaxing musical landscapes…” “Guitar worshippers will likely marvel at Stedman’s skill…” “...thoroughly calming chill-out music” Oswestry Live Magazine RE: Little Blue Dot EP
Writer / Director Jamie is a writer and director currently doing a directing placement at Mother London. His work there combines directing internal videos for brand pitches and creating original content for Comedy Central UK's website. Jamie's first film was a parody of Paranormal Activity (2007) of which was selected by it's director Oren Peli to be included on the UK distributed DVD as an extra. Since graduating in 2013 his work has found success in several festivals an online film contest including The BFI Southbank, The London Short Film Festival, The Portobello Road Film Festival, The House of Commons, ACIN; Short of the week, Beefeater Gin; My London, IdeasTap Best Film and Camerimage in Poland.