Tom Cridland is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, podcaster, writer and singer songwriter.
Tom designs clothing to last longer and be treasured, in direct contrast to the fast fashion philosophy that has become so prevalent in modern culture. His sustainable fashion innovations have taken his brand, founded with just a £6,000 government start-up loan upon his graduation from University, to having customers on every continent, being named a Fortune Cool Company and being included on the Sustainia100. Tom's designs include the 30 Year Sweatshirt, 30 Year T-Shirt and Half Century Jeans, all durable wardrobe staples backed with a guarantee. They underline his sustainable ethos intended to encourage you to buy better quality garments and hold onto them.
Tom's Greatest Music of All Time podcast features candid and uncensored conversations with cultural icons and public figures about current affairs, how they achieve their success and, of course, their favourite music. Guests have included Annie Lennox, David Guetta, Chance the Rapper, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Don McLean, Pixies, The Pointer Sisters, Seal, Johnny Marr, Europe, Toto, Styx, Sir Cliff Richard, The Hollies, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kool & the Gang, Chris Rea, Foreigner, Don Felder of the Eagles, The Zombies, B.J. Thomas, UB40, Level 42, Raphael Saadiq, The Stylistics, Brooks & Dunn, Boyz II Men, ABC, Keane, Ronan Keating, 10cc, Bonnie Tyler, Luis Fonsi, Duke Dumont, Steve Harley, Dave Stewart, Douglas Murray, James Lindsay, Owen Jones, Alastair Campbell, Olivia Arben, Lisa Ann, Jeffrey Archer, Aubrey de Grey, Rose McGowan, Gloria Estefan, Brian McKnight, John Oates, Roisin Murphy, Chick Corea, Boney M, Jon Anderson of Yes, Tito Jackson of The Jackson 5 and David Crosby.
Tom Cridland was inspired to start making his own music by his friend, Nigel Olsson, Elton John's legendary drummer. In 2019 he played a gig in all 48 contiguous US states and, the following year, he released his first solo album, Falling off the Rails. He has recorded at The Village in Los Angeles with Simply Red guitarist Kenji Suzuki and at Abbey Road with legendary David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick. His blend of pop, rock n' roll, soul and disco has caught the attention of the legendary Philadelphia band, The Stylistics, who have invited him to support them on their upcoming UK tour in 2021.
Disclaimer: Tom Cridland wrote this bio himself because no-one else takes him seriously enough to do it for him. A more comprehensive account of his life so far would have encompassed more detail on his many years of binge drinking in karaoke bars.