About Tom Abbott
From the Boston suburb of Wrentham, MA, Tom Abbott is a 22 year old singer-songwriter and recent graduate of New England Conservatory in Boston. Abbott has been writing songs, playing guitar and singing since elementary school. He started playing bars, clubs and other venues at age 14 and released his first recording, the 5 song EP “Shedding Light,” at age 16. While he had experience performing in bands in high school, he knew he wanted to focus on music and songwriting that was all his own.
Abbott followed up with “Well Done” in 2017, a full 10 song EP where Abbott composed, performed and produced the entire album. In 2019, Tom released the well-received “Puppet Boy,” a 14 song concept album that takes listeners on a sonic collage that explores many genres like indie, folk, punk and pop rock. For the past several years, Tom has performed as a solo artist and played in venues in New England and across the U.S., including The Bitter End in New York City, The Middle East in Cambridge, M.A, and The Hard Rock Cafe and Jordan Hall in Boston.
Abbott has influences ranging from several genres of the past decades, with 60s bands the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, 90s grunge and punk groups like Pearl Jam and Green Day, and more recent indie folk artists like Neutral Milk Hotel, Andy Shauf and Father John Misty.
Abbott brings a new feel to some classic genres. His vocals are lush, with an edgy yet soulful approach. With an unbeatable youthful energy and a persistent pop undertone, his music boasts the aesthetic of indie rock anthems. Although the songs are diverse, there is a glue that holds them all together. Most importantly, Abbott’s music never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built on.
"Puppet Boy is from start to finish a sonic collage that captivates song after song. The singer-songwriter has crafted a record that shines with folk-rock splendor and flashes its highlights of blues, punk, and lo-fi production throughout fourteen riveting tracks. The New England artist gifts something to each listener"
--Rene Cobar, The Deli 7/19/19
"Abbott may be 21, but I'll be damned if his lyrics don't project the life lessons of someone far older. He is very open and vulnerable with the personal touches in his narratives"
-Rebecca Rothschild, Divide and Conquer, 9/6/2019
"Tom Abbott works wonders within his indie rock format, using a neo-hippie vibe and cool music to reach multiple generations. Everyone from Grateful Dead fans to Beck fans might find something here to quench their thirst for substantially good rock music."
— Billy Copeland, Billy Copeland Music News 7/19/20
The Middle East, Cambridge MA
The Bitter End, New York NY
Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
The Hard Rock Café, Boston MA
The Burren, Sommerville, MA
The Bebop, Boston MA
Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland, ME
Wrentham (MA) Town Common
June 13th 3pm - 5pm
The Corner Spot
June 26th 4pm - 7pm
Beer Naked Brewery
July 10th 3pm - 6pm
Hog River Brewing Co
July 16th 7:30pm - 9:30pm
"Anastasia" performed in
"I Love You?" performed at
The Bitter End, New York