Tom Cridland was encouraged to make his own music by a childhood obsession with The Beatles and the career of his friend, Nigel Olsson, Elton John's legendary drummer. Like Nigel, Tom started by learning drums by ear. He then began writing songs and got encouraged to sing them himself by Kenji Suzuki of Simply Red. He then taught himself the piano. When he started writing songs in 2019 he prolifically recorded over 100 of them in just a couple of months and immediately followed these sessions by playing a gig all 48 contiguous US states. This caught the attention of the legendary Grammy nominated "Philadelphia Soul" group, The Stylistics, who invited him to play with them at 19 concerts in the UK in October and November 2021.
Corporate Psychopath is the third studio album by The Tomicks, recorded at Pink Satellite Studios in the Joshua Tree, California, a facility that was co-owned by Spike Edney, the longtime musical director and keyboard player for legendary British rock band, Queen. The tracks were written in 2018, cut in early 2019 but the album was only released two years later, with Tom and Nick Whitehead putting The Tomicks on hiatus for a brief period in the interim before reforming to tour with The Stylistics in late 2021.