May 24, 2017

BUSK 2017: Tom Bedlam

On September 9th 2017 we’re bringing again buskers and their music out to the streets of Merano. VOTE this profile and YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICIANS by clicking on the facebook like button at the end of the article (this result will be added to a selection made by an expert group). Spread the music!

Tom Bedlam

Folk singer songwriter 

Porthcawl, Wales, uk.


Your first contact with music?
My dad is a professional singer, as long as I can remember I’ve always been around music.  I wanted to learn the guitar as soon as I was old enough to know what it was.

What do like about playing music on the street?
The flexibility it gives you and the freedom to travel with it.  I’ve been travelling for nearly 3 years now paying for it entirely through music, mainly busking.  Busking has completely changed my life and taken me all over the world.

Which artist or concert impressed you particularly and why?
Passenger is my biggest inspiration. He’s my favourite artist and I’ve seen him live many times.  He started as a busker travelling around the world and inspired me to do the same. Because of him I decided to spend 6 months busking across Australia and New Zealand which is probably the best thing I’ve ever done.

The soundtrack of your current life?
Passenger’ albums – Whispers 1 & 2.

What does it mean to be a musician?
Living a life I always wanted but never thought actually possible.

What does your family think of your choice to be a musician?
It was difficult at first. I think they were worried about me as most family members would be. But now they can see I’m doing well they’re very supportive. 

Dream concert – impossible concert: who would you like to hear?
I’d love to have seen Simon and Garfunkel at their peak. They’re another huge inspiration of mine.

Best or worse experience of your musical career?
Getting the chance to sing across New Zealand was pretty special. No one thing sticks out but it’s my favourite country I’ve ever been to and busking got me there.


For more information on the call for the BUSK Singer Songwriter Festival Meran|o 2017, click here. 

Photo: Tom Bedlam


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