Wednesday 11 January 2017

Tommy is in high demand on the Irish music scene, and for good reason. Since graduating from the prestigious Newpark Music Centre with first class honours in 2010, Tommy has demonstrated great musical depth and technical ability with bands like Zaska, Monster Monster, and Come On Live Long. He has toured both nationally and internationally, and has recorded in some of Ireland's most acclaimed studios such as Grouse Lodge and Windmill Lane. He is also a teacher at BIMM Dublin and Waltons New School of Music. BARQ have performed at many of Ireland's major music festivals including Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Longitude, Body & Soul, and Other Voices, and have been invited to play at Canadian Music Week 2017. 

Hot Press Magazine described BARQ as "One of the hottest new acts of 2016".

The Irish Times has selected BARQ as one of 50 people to watch in 2017.

Tommy’s preferred Drum Gear is;


10", 12",14" Pearl EXR Toms
20" Pearl EXR Kick
14x7" Yamaha Handcrafted Maple Snare
14x10" Beverley Mahogany Snare

22" Zildjian K Constantinople Thin Overhammered Ride
20" Istanbul Agop Ride Stacked with an 18" Zildjian A Crash
14" Zildjian A Hi-hats

Drum Influences include;

Brian Blade, AriHoenig, Chris Dave, Aaron Spears, Perrin Moss


Photo credit - Pedro Giaquinto