Tom Blades has had a long and varied career as both Composer and Session Guitarist. His catalogue of over 300 successful Library Music tracks have featured in many well known TV programs both in the UK including Location Location Location, Place in the Sun, Flog It, Scrapheap Challenge, Property Ladder, and (Worldwide) Fox Sports USA, Nascar Racing USA, Oprah Winfrey, Sky Sports, American Idol, and Top Gear USA.
He has composed the music to many UK and European TV and Cinema adverts including Colgate, Tango, British Telecom, Nissan Cars, Honda Cars, Kit e Kat, Lux, Snickers, Weetabix, Johnsons Baby Oil, Ever Ready Batteries, Goodyear Tyres, Gaymers Cider, Brut, Thomas Cook, Northern Rock, Fairy Soap, and Barclays Bank.
As a Session Guitar player Tom Blades has worked for many top producers, writers and arrangers including Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, Anne Dudley, Rupert Hine, Robin Millar, Sir Tim Rice and Howard Goodall [ he played the lead guitar solo on the theme of the cult TV series ʻRed Dwarfʼ ! ]. He has performed and/or recorded with artistes as diverse as The Buggles, Zoot Money, Linda Lewis, Percy Sledge, Mary Wells, Eric Burdon, Julio Iglesias, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Al Jarreau, Dusty Springfield, and Diana Ross .
Tom has also played guitar in several long running London West End Musical shows including Andrew Llotd Webber’s Starlight Express, Fame, and Saturday Night Fever.