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:: Southampton UK Based Artist Touring Worldwide Since 2004 :: 

DJ Selector  /  Percussionist / Singer / Filmmaker / Multimedia Artist / Producer / Lover of Dinosaurs & Good Coffee


This story begins the year 2003, in the city of Southampton, UK. After unknowingly saying "yes" to perform at an 'open record decks' event in Southampton at the age of 19, Tom 'Uplifter' Earwaker brought along some percussion, a small box of Reggae, Dub & Ska LP's and a pair of Walkman headphones read more...

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The Uplifter Blog : Vinyl + Music Video Launch - Won't forget that in a hurry.

January 2018 saw my first fully-self-produced 10" Vinyl come to fruition, alongside a Music Video created by Jake Earwaker Films

It's been a long journey from start to finish with this project, as well as an exciting embarkment into new territories - the learning curve in the studio has been near-vertical. For years I relied on friends to record alongside in the studio and eventually came to realise that the only way to get things done, quicker, and more creatively is to do it myself. The DIY approach…

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The Uplifter Blog : Up on the Roof...

Some people get kicks out of walking up mountains, feel tranquil in nature, feeling the grass beneath their feet... I, on the other hand feel all of those when on the top floor of a multi-storey carpark with a skateboard, my CD Walkman and flat, smooth concrete beneath my feet. I made a video about it a while ago which I will upload in the near future. The photograph above is a screenshot from the video. 

Each to their own :)

In the meanwhile, have a listen to this tune - Sums up my feelings entirely:


 

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The Uplifter Blog : - Helping my brother make a short film...


For months leading up to February 2017, all my brother Jake could think about was making a film that he has written and directed for a university project. This film is called 'Bulldoze' and is about young man's battle with anxiety and depression which manifests itself through the guise of a puppet. A puppet which is part of a collection of hand crafted creations by a good friend of mine, Jonathan Leach who is a very talented illustrator, costume maker, puppeteer and all round lovely guy.

The video is in…

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The Uplifter Blog : Birthdays, Blue Pasta & Brush Factories...


Before you ask, yes... That pasta did make a mess of my snare drum! January... What can I say about January... It kicked of with a sold out Uplifter show at SVA in Stroud. I really don't know how to thank the people of Stroud for the amount they support these show - I think I'm going to write a song for them. It feels like the only way to be able to genuinely show my appreciation for how much they have backed The Uplifter and attended countless shows for nearly 10 years. 

January is the month of my birthday…

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The Uplifter Blog : Travelling to Ireland to celebrate life...


My Grandmother, Mary Wright was born in Ireland in 1926 and had three children, each of which were fiercely creative. And so the cycle of creativity was born and slowly began to work its was through the generations... In december this year Grandma Uplifter passed away at the age of 90 and brought all of our family together to be with her in Ireland to celebrate her life. There really isn't much to say except that it was perfect.

The little town she lived in was all lit up with Christmas lights, the local…

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The Uplifter Blog : Travel Writing...



Creating anything at home whether it be show posters, recording music, writing lyrics etc seems to almost always equate to too many distractions to make anything at all. Perhaps it's just me? The postman's just knocked at the door, the neighbours' just popped round, the cat wants food, 'Ooh, I've not listened to that vinyl yet, let's give it a listen... You know, the usual. 

So I have resorted to combining creating with travelling... In order to get things done. The volume of creative output made in a two…

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The Uplifter Blog : Back to the Post Office


Since posting this video up on The Uplifter Facebook page last week, orders of the last 40 copies of The Uplifter 12" vinyl started to pop up in my email inbox quicker that I could ever have imagined. At the rate it's going this release might just sell-out! Selling out vinyl for some artists might be a regular occurrence but for me this is a first...

A promotional video like this combined with it being light hearted and a lot of fun to make seemed to have done the trick with regards to shifting the last…

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The Uplifter Blog : The Uplifter music now available on all formats including Cassette Tape!



The Uplifter music is now available as a digital download...

Since releasing The Uplifter 12" vinyl in 2013 I decided to finally dive into the realm of online digital downloads... It only took 3 years! The tunes are now available on iTunes, Amazon as well as The Uplifter website shop. Now that the vinyl is close to having sold out it seems like a good time to get the tune up online. I'm a huge fan of physical artefacts... I love all media from tape cassettes to CDs to vinyl and VHS - In fact I was watching…

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The Uplifter Blog : Fishing, Music & Food in Ireland


Fishing, Music & Food...

For as long as I can remember August has always meant one very important thing for all of my family and I... Our annual trip to visit my grandmother in Ireland.


Ireland has always been an extremely significant place for my family and I, particularly amongst those of us who are creative - which is pretty much everyone on my Mother's side. Musicians, painters, photographers... Most of my family are doomed/blessed with knowing only how to make a living through the creative arts. Ireland…

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The Uplifter Blog : Cups of tea and punk rock...


As a teenager I was really into the US and UK 90's Punk Rock/Ska scene - Bands like NOFX, No Use For A Name, Rancid, Pennywise were all firm favourites but one band that for some reason shone highly above the rest were Snuff. My friends and I saw Snuff at countless shows at venues like the Garage in Islington, London Astoria (Tottenham Court Road), ULU (now University College London)... the list goes on. 

There were two things that I connected with as a teenager listening to bands like Snuff: 

1. They didn't…

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