Tom Lyne is an acoustic and electric bass player from the jazz, folk and contemporary music worlds. Heralding from Canada with a distinction in jazz bass from Montreal’s McGill University (BMus), he settled in the UK in 1998 and has worked extensively as collaborator and sideman on many gigs and recordings. He is now based just south of Edinburgh in Scotland and is busy performing with Bancroft and Lyne featuring singer songwriter Sophie Bancroft and with his trio/quartet featuring pianist Chick Lyall and guitarist Kevin Mackenzie. Tom is also one of the founding members of the Pathhead Music Collective.
Tom is very excited to announce the release of his first solo CD project Far From Mars. Led by his virtuoso fretted and fretless electric bass playing, Far From Mars 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.