Tom Cridland's Elton John Band play all of Elton John's best loved classic hits, album tracks, deep cuts and fan favourites. Tom has an unparalleled love of the Rocket Man's music and wearing sunglasses indoors. Defiantly old school, Tom puts the music first, with extraordinary attention to detail. In contrast to most of the modern day music industry, Tom plays 100% live, with no backing tracks or lip-syncing at all. Indeed as Elton himself put it, "I think everyone who lip-syncs on stage in public when you pay like 75 quid to see them should be shot". Tom Cridland and His Elton John Band are available to play parties, corporate events, arenas, stadiums, dive bars, weddings and funerals.
Tom's music career thus far has encompassed over 200 live dates, including shows at iconic venues including O2 City Hall Newcastle, St David's Hall, Plymouth Pavilions, G Live, The Anvil and Sheffield City Hall. In late 2021 Tom toured the UK with legendary American soul group, The Stylistics, performing with them at 19 shows.
Tom Cridland can be booked for Greatest Music of All Time talks and events. Guests on his Greatest Music of All Time Podcast have included Annie Lennox, Dionne Warwick, Chick Corea, Chance the Rapper, Smokey Robinson, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Temptations, Kevin Bacon, Christina Hendricks, Rose McGowan, Rachel Bilson, Kool & the Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Sir Cliff Richard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Crosby, Pixies, Johnny Marr, The Hollies, Toto, 10cc, Seal, Chris Rea, David Guetta, UB40, Boyz II Men, Don McLean, Gloria Estefan, John Oates, Jon Anderson of Yes, Sean Paul, Tito Jackson, Counting Crows and many more.
Tom Cridland can be booked for public speaking engagements. Tom has delivered lectures and talks on entrepreneurship, sustainability, music and his recovery from alcoholism at institutions as varied as UCLA, the University of Texas at Austin, California State University Long Beach, University of St Andrews, Southampton University, MODA, Pure London and on television channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, the BBC, Sky News and ITV.