Tom Lyne


Released: Monday 23rd November 2020
Buy CD here

As a long-running husband & wife duo, Scottish-based Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne took full advantage of being ‘locked down’ together in Spring this year.

They launched a weekly Monday night livestream session, direct from their living room, which not only garnered thousands of views, but also allowed them to rehearse and refine a catalogue of their favourite songs.

The result is Monday Nights; a mix of reimagined classics and original compositions featuring British singer-songwriter Sophie on vocals and guitar alongside Canadian expat Tom Lyne on acoustic & electric bass.

“If there ever was a jazz orientated album to induce a sense of calm and tranquillity to the listener, this one is surely it.” JAZZVIEWS

“This is music to chill to, possibly over a nightcap. Bancroft’s lyrics are thoughtful and poignant, the overall sound calming and warm – just the ticket for the present, Covid times.” London Jazz News

“a joy from start to finish” JAZZVIEWS

“the music set me wondering why on earth I hadn’t heard of these two superb musicians before” BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

Full Reviews for Monday Nights

Bebop Spoken Here
Jazz Views
London Jazz News

Videos from new CD Monday Nights

Bancroft & Lyne are very excited to release several videos to accompany their new CD. The first single FAR FROM MARS, was written by Tom Lyne and this amazing video was made by Nina Morgan and features photographs from Lisa-molly Bancroft and Andy Stentiford.

Fragile Moon is a haunting song written by Sophie Bancroft with this beautiful video was made by Nina Morgan and features the dancing of Laura Harberts

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby is a beautiful classic song written by Louis Jordan and Billy Austin. This video was filmed by Lisa Bancroft and edited by Lisa and Sophie.

Previously from Tom Lyne

In 2018 Tom set up Aspects of Sound working as a sound designer in film, television and theater. This incorporates all aspects of audio production, sound design, composition and orchestration.

Tom’s CD Far From Mars 2016, provides a showcase of computer and electronic based music highlighting his compositions and production skills as well as his work as a multi-instrumentalist. Far From Mars takes you on a unique sonic journey that will move your heart and mind. This music is packed with energy and improvisation that captures a sense of the 70s and 80s generated with a palette of modern production and innovation. The album began as a series of instrumental improvisations that developed into a set of generously arranged, concise and exciting compositions. This is an album that asks for careful listening to get a full sense of the detail and production, but is also immediately rewarding for the casual listener.

Tom also teaches bass, guitar and music theory, and now provides a Score/lead sheet service and song transcriptions for vocalists and instrumentalists.