Tom Bancroft is a drummer, composer, bandleader and educator who has been working professionally in music for over 30 years. You can explore his previous projects in the Archive section of this website.
Originally trained as a medical doctor Tom now makes a living from music. He has played with musicians ranging from Sun Ra & Martyn Bennett to Geri Allen and Bill Wells and composed music for jazz orchestra, live dance, multi-media. theatre, and film. Currently (as of 2017) Tom is a key member of the 80 piece folk/jazz/classical GRIT Orchestra, plays with the bi-weekly Playtime collective in Edinburgh, leads the group In Common featuring the Indian masters Sharat Chandra Srivastava on violin and Gyan Singh on tabla, and co-leads the Go Get It Trio with Graeme Stephen.
Tom is a founder member of the Pathhead Music Collective, a collective of 15 professional musicians living in a small Midlothian ex-mining village, where he curates (with Martin Green from LAU) the PIE series of experimental music concerts in a village hall