About Tom


“Electronic and acoustic thoughts merge and co-exist beautifully … in the middle of it all sits Barton, putting his poetry in motion with beautifully clear-headed vocals.”
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“Barton’s mastery and marrying of so many genres really is a gift to behold”
 – Lucy Rash, AMNPlify

Tom Barton is a unique contemporary vocalist and composer living in Melbourne, Australia.
His adventurous, philosophical and moving music has been compared with Björk, Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke and Theo Bleckmann.

Looping his voice in Ableton Live alongside electronic and acoustic instruments, Tom’s truly unique sound synthesises his musical influences of jazz, electronica, folk and world musics. His voice captivates audiences in an experience that feels very close to magic.

Tom has performed in many musical settings in Australia and internationally, and has worked with contemporary composers, jazz big bands, electronic artists and everything in between. His own music reflects on themes of self, nature and life, and is delivered by an impressive vocal ability and powerful artistic vulnerability.

Tom released his debut album Aspirations to critical celebration, with a Weekend Australian 4.5-star review heralding it as “a breakthrough” and “the arrival of a unique new talent”. The independent album was shortlisted in 2015 for the Jazz Bell Awards Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album.

Tom is currently writing and recording his second solo album, Reflections.