Tom Rust

Born: August 19, 1964    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Tom Rust

I was born in Manchester, England. My musical interest started at about the age of 13 years where l followed my brothers footsteps into the school band which later became the Ashton on Mersey Youth Showband. My brother played the Trombone whilst l played Alto and later the Tenor saxophone. One of my first regular gigs with this band was a residency on Morecambe pier every Sunday evening. I started singing at the age of about 16. Moved to London at around 24. Recorded a few tracks for Atlantic Records and chased record deals for a while. I worked as in house programmer and engineer for Morrison- Leahy Music. l met Nigel Goulding and formed the duo 'Step'. Nigel is a great co-songwriting partner We released a jazz dance track called 'If' which did well in Japan....
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Special award winner at the The Marion Montgomery Awards 2002
”Tom Rust has a voice of great character, with the subtlety to make swing songs really swing and enough edge to save ballads from blandness. Saints & Singers is his debut album - an excellent programme of classic but not over-performed songs, superbly accompanied by the Malcolm Edmonstone Trio.”

Dave Gelly - Jazz critic for The Observer

”vocals are smooth but expressive in the same way as Jon Lucien's. What more could you ask for?”

ab, Music Week

”This is great - smooth and contemporary take on classics Tom is definitely a contender for the Jamie Cullum crown, but the feeling is from this brilliant release is that Tom has something a bit deeper to offer than JC's light bubbly approach - more a late night burner; mixing classic approach and contempoary sound - GET IT !!”

Jazz Monthly

ʻHe's actually very good, a far better singer than Jamie Cullum and more individual than the somewhat overrated Michael Buble. Excellent trio too, with Malcolm Edmonstone providing fine piano. I'd certainly buy Rust's records.ʼ

Fred Dellar

Various bits n bobs before... nothing amazing.
Track Name: If'.
Artist Name: Step
Record Label: Mo Wax
Year Released: 1993
Track Name: Small Area.
Artist Name: Tom Rust
Record Label: Boogie Back Records
Year Released: 1994
Album Name: Saint and Singers
Artist Name: Tom Rust and the Malcolm Edmonstone Trio
Record Label: Feeler-head Records
Year Released: 2005
Album Name: Are we there yet?
Artist Name: Tom Rust and the Malcolm Edmonstone Trio
Record Label: Feeler-head Records
Year Released: 2010

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Featured recording “Are We There Yet?”

Are We There Yet?
Self Produced (2010)
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