Tom Rodwell ~ guitarist & singer.

b. 1976, Sheffield, England.

Primarily known as the frontman for the subversive blues/calypso/gospel outfit Storehouse, Tom Rodwell has performed and recorded extensively since before the turn of the century, with an extraordinarily varied backstory of projects, sessions and shows.

Lyrically, Rodwell's work touches on exotic and absurdist themes of art, memory, spirituality and lust with low-budget surrealism and a gothic wit. Meanwhile, his music is audaciously unfashionable - rough, raw and often strange, yet deeply familiar and darkly funky.

With his new album Wood & Waste (2021) Rodwell has revealed highly crafted and unconventional songs that cover a varied landscape, all crafted with a fresh studio-as-instrument and all-analogue approach. This music is often ecstatic, always surprising and richly detailed.


"You don't hear that anymore. Beautiful groove, beautiful tunes!" - Derek Trucks. 

"Rodwell manages to eschew the cliches that beset blues music. By turns wild, angry, hypnotic and sensual, it's as uncompromising as it is funky and some of the best live music I've seen." - Blues in London. 

"It’s rare these days to find an original take on the blues, even in its land of origin, but the freshest blues I’ve heard in a long time comes from this local musician. His name is Tom Rodwell… You won’t find a more individual, eclectic, rhythmically compelling approach to this music, anywhere.” - Nick Bollinger, Radio NZ. 

"Tom Rodwell is Sheffield's answer to Lightnin' Hopkins,” - NME, UK. 

"A subtle reinvention of the most daring and entertaining aspects of music styles long thought atrophied, and with just voice and guitar (and odd smatters of percussion), he wills it alive." - Gary Steel, Metro (NZ).

"Soul-probing... Raw, avant-garde improvisations...Singer/guitarist Tom Rodwell’s extraordinary revision of blues and gospel always gets the joint jumping." - Metro (NZ). 

"Psychotic gospel music," - Blues in Britain. 

"Been a while since anyone's heard a song quite like that," - BBC World Service, The Beat. 

"Wonderful hypnotic boogie," - Joe Cushley, Resonance FM, London. 

"Serving up eclectic, foot-stompin' alt.blues and visceral neo-spirituals" - Time Out, London.

"The most blistering one man set we've seen," - Gigwise, London. 

"Punishing," - Sheffield Telegraph. 

"Thanks for making my job a lot harder man. I was gonna go out there and play a bunch of bullshit, now I gotta go out there and do something," - Otis Taylor. 

"Seriously juicy groove," - Giles Hedley. 

"Much funkier than the alternative," - Little George Sueref.



(TR vox/gtr unless otherwise noted)


2005 - Robert Lamm / “Leap of Faith” / Blue Infinity   

2007 - Tom Rodwell / “Soldier in the Army of the Lord” single / Vulcan Cylinder Record Co.

2008 - Tom Rodwell & Storehouse / “Housewrecking vol. 1” / Fireplace   

2012 - Tom Rodwell / “Live Humble” / Fireplace  

2013 - William Adamson / “Under an East Coast Moon” / Brownswood   

2014 - Tom Rodwell & Storehouse / “Housewrecking vol. 2” / Fireplace   

2015 - Don McGlashan / “Lucky Stars” / Doncorp   

2016 - Coco Davis / “Old Haunts” / Fireplace (producer, gtr,)  

2017 - The Melancholy Babes / “Bootleg” / iiii Records (mix, FX)  

2019 - Art Terry / “Sex Madness” / Frizz   

2020 - Memory Fold / “Memory Fold vol 2” / iiii Records

2021 - Tom Rodwell / "Wood & Waste" / Fireplace  

2023 - Notown / Quartzopolis / Fireplace ~ coming soon

2023 - Tom Rodwell / Backseat Driver / Fireplace ~ coming soon



Leon Russell

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Son of Dave

John Butler Trio

C.W. Stoneking

Charles Bradley

Cha Wa

Tony Gilkyson

Otis Taylor

Trinity Roots

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton

Cedric Burnside

Chicken Legs Weaver

Triple Chicken Foot

Giles Bradley

Little George Sueref


John Crampton

Lonnie Holley

Don McGlashan (The Muttonbirds)

Robert Lamm (Chicago)

Stew & Heidi (Passing Strange, The Negro Problem)

Jeffrey Foskett (Brian Wilson)

Andy Kim (“Sugar, Sugar”)

Art Terry

Jeff Henderson (Superstars of West Lynn,

Fertility Festival)

Rosie Langabeer

Bruce Russell (The Dead C)

Coco Davis

King Skinny / Peter Daube

Madame Pamita


Mr T’s Bowl

Echo Curio




Lovebox Weekender

Concrete & Glass Festival

Ealing Blues Fest

What's Cookin'

The Spitz

Spitz One Man Band Festival, Spitz Blues Festival

Blues Kitchen

The Glad

Dr King's Jailhouse


The George

The Luminaire

Uncle Sam’s


Colne Great British R&B Festival

Peace in the Park


Philadelphia Blues Fest

Beer R&B Festival


Hongerige Wolf festival



Quellrock festival 


Borderline Festival x4

Music of 1,000 Lovers / Auckland Town Hall


Auckland City Limits

Ornette Coleman afterparty, Happy

Nowhere Festival

Erupt Festival

Wine Cellar

Golden Dawn

Q Theatre

The Powerstation

Tuning Fork

Misc jazz & arts festivals (Waiheke, Nelson, Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Wellington, Taupo, Auckland)

Rotorua Blues Feast

(New Zealand)