Tom Green


Tom Green’s 1980s forays playing synths and a battered Vox organ for cult punk act Dum Dum Dum and African guitarist Abdul Tee Jay led him into fooling about with early computer music systems. Before long he was working on ‘Dr’ Alex Paterson‘s seminal downtempo album The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld. Tom contributed tunes, beats and odd noises to four more Orb albums, including No 1 UF ORB.

Tom developed his own project another fine day, first released in 1993. The project charmed Big Chill founder Pete Lawrence, who booked Tom fifteen times – Tom is one of the few artists who played at every Big Chill up to 2010. Fans of ambient music voted the first AFD album Life Before Land No. 3 in The Independent’s chart of Greatest Ambient Albums. The second AFD album Salvage was released on San Francisco label Six Degrees Records in 2000, with the EP Chasing Tornados  appearing in 2004.

Tom concentrated on TV and film music for the next few years via Apollo Music, and commissions included Music for MRI Scanners, an installation in the MRI scanner complex in the Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK. In 2011 AFD reappeared with the ‘Christmas card’ EP Firelight , followed by another commission, Music for Tai Chi in 2012, then a collection of short pieces from the Apollo Music cinematic archive, Low Tide. The latest AFD album A Good Place To Be was released in April, 2015, on Interchill.

As well as further collaborations with The Orb, Tom has co-produced tunes for Baka Beyond,  and is also a member of nascent world music project Newanderthal, playing a rare array mbira. He has remixed artists as diverse as Natacha Atlas, Kitten & The Hip, Primitive Radio Gods and Alucidnation.

Tom continues to compose music for film and TV via his production company Apollo Music, his TV clients including the BBC, Channel 4, RTE, Cineflix, and Zigzag,  and contributes tracks to quality music libraries on Universal Music and EMI Production Music, No Sheet Music, and Altitude Music. 

2007 brought Tom’s first full length feature score, the comedy horror Botched, an award-winner at the New York Horror Film Festival. The album Erebus & Terror (with David Bickley) featured on the soundtrack of Layke Anderson’s film Dylan’s Room, long listed for a BAFTA and winner of seven awards. Tom also scored Layke’s Happy Thoughts (2015, five awards) and Shopping.  His most recent score is for Magnetism, directed by Curzon CEO Philip Knatchbull. Fine Day Bandcamp

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