Tom Mackell is an American singer-songwriter born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, currently based in Nashville, TN. Tom’s songs are built around spontaneous ideas that he stumbles across in day-to-day life. His lyrics and rhythms are born from his keen awareness of the world around him. “I enjoy writing songs and watching them come to life in the studio or on the stage. I love sharing my music. Songwriting is my escape, my passion, my craft and my inspiration to keep doing more. ” He launched his career in the summer of 2009 after graduating high school and releasing a self-produced 5-track solo-acoustic EP. Tom first took his talents to Washington, DC where he began playing open mic nights around the city while attending school. The following year, Tom moved to Charleston, South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston and pursue his music career.
In June 2011, Tom entered the studio to record his sophomore EP titled “Carolina Sweet” with Grammy Award-winning Producer/Engineer, Glenn Barratt. The EP was recorded at MorningStar Studios near Philadelphia. After graduating in the spring of 2013, Mackell toured consistently from 2013-2016, building a grassroots following at renowned clubs and venues in cities such as Charleston, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta and Nashville. In the fall of 2014, Tom began recording his third EP titled “Here Come The Days” with Producer Jeff Leonard Jr. at Ocean Industries Studios in Charleston. The EP was released on January 27, 2015 on iTunes and all other current digital retailers. “Honestly” was the first single from the EP which features Mackell’s good friend, Mark Bryan, the multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Hootie and the Blowfish. Since the album’s release, Tom stayed busy touring and making frequent trips to Nashville, TN, where he currently resides. You can hear Tom’s music on Spotify and Pandora as well as Charleston’s 105.5 The Bridge. Follow @TomMackell on Instagram and Twitter for updates on show announcements and new releases.