He grew up during the 90’s, his teenage years spent listening to the music that was exploding from the UK rave scene, until at the age of eighteen his mother and father loosened the reigns, and allowed him to travel to Ibiza, for what was set to be a very influential trip. Every night was spent dancing until sunrise, to the sounds of the ‘superstar DJ’s’ of that era, and on a trip to El Divino for ‘Miss Moneypenny’s’ he decided he wanted a piece of the action.
He returned to the ‘White Isle’ during the summer of 1999 and was taught how to mix during a three hour mixing course on San Antonio’s ‘Sunset Strip’.
After a couple of years honing his skills, Tom was ready to venture out and begin playing to the public, on his home island of Guernsey. He has gone on to play at just about every venue and festival the island has to offer, eventually warming up for the likes of Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Tall Paul, Lisa Lashes, The Stanton Warriors, Fergie, Lottie, Deepgroove, and several other world renowned DJs.
In 2006 Tom was given the role of ‘Dance Show Presenter’, on Guernsey’s local station, ‘Island FM’, hosting the Saturday night show for one year, with an average listener figure of 25,000 people.
With fourteen years experience, playing in various different types of venue, Tom is a DJ who is versatile enough to tailor his style to suit any establishment.
Tom has also played at several venues in Jersey, England, and Northern Ireland, the most memorable being when he was personally invited to play alongside the techno legend ‘Fergie’, in his home town of Larne, Northern Ireland.
In recent months Tom has made the decision to start recording his own podcast, under the name ‘House Rules’. Showcasing the sounds of House, Deep House, and Tech House music, to listeners from around the globe. To listen go to Soundcloud.com/Tom-Shearer, or search ‘Tom Shearer’s House Rules’ in the iTunes Store.
Recent appearances include, the Dynamicz, Chateau De Son, and Vale Earth Fair festivals, and ‘Elevate’ at Vistas beach café, and The Townhouse.
Tom will consider any booking he is offered, and is also willing to travel, if required.