Music In Devon Initiative


Team Members

Tom Matthews

Tom is passionate about music and committed to supporting grassroots talent. In 2012 he founded Exeter Local Records to showcase south-west musicians via a pop-up record shop, regular promotions and an independent record label which has produced three well-received compilations of original music from independent artists in the area.

Tom’s experience ranges from setting up festival stages to managing band showcases and promoting bespoke cafe gigs. Since studying live sound at DBs Music Plymouth, Tom has taken on various freelance technical roles, including mix engineer at Exeter Phoenix arts centre, festival patch engineer, theatre sound for Exeter Unexpected Festival, technician for popular art event Somme 19240, mix engineer for St Martin’s Church stage at Exeter’s Lost Weekend Festival, engineer for function bands, wedding bands and community events. 

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