Tom is proud to be a Borealis Recording Company artist.
Tom recommends Cyril Tawney, another ex-Royal Navy submariner - sadly now deceased - who left a wonderful legacy of great songs, including "Grey Funnel Line" and "Sammy's Bar".
Tom's works have also 'inspired' some poetic responses from fans. Tom's Yarns, by Bryan Finlay, is a light-hearted reflection on Tom's performances; while Tom's song A Sailor's Prayer led Charles Roth to parody the opposite point of view, in A Publican's Curse.
One-time U.S. Coastguard sonar-operator: Bob Zentz is a joyously charismatic performer, greatly talented song-writer, folklorist par excellence, exponent of more instruments than might be believable, one of Tom's most treasured mentors, and an all-round-good-egg!
There is a large collection of sea-shanties at the International Shanty and Sea-Song Association web site.
An amazing resource page about current and historical sailing is www.apparent-wind.com/sailing-page.html.