Just as the world's finest classical musicians pay tribute to works by Stravinsky, Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, Tom Cridland has devoted himself to celebrating the artistic legacy of Sir Elton Hercules John and his longterm bandmates, Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Ray Cooper, through his live performances of Tom's Elton Tribute. 

Tom plays all of Elton John's best loved classic hits, album tracks, deep cuts and fan favourites, including Bennie and the Jets, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Candle In The Wind, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, I’m Still Standing, Crocodile Rock and Your Song.




Defiantly old school, Tom's Elton Tribute puts the music first, with extraordinary attention to detail. In contrast to most of the modern day industry, Tom always plays 100% live, with no backing tracks or lip-syncing at all. Indeed as Elton himself put it, "I think everyone who lip-syncs on stage in public when you pay like 75 quid to see them should be shot".

Tom's music career has thus far encompassed hundreds of live dates, including shows at iconic venues such as The Granada Theatre, Emerson Colonial Theatre, Louisville Memorial Auditorium, Perot Theatre, Kalita Humpreys Theatre, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, O2 City Hall Newcastle, St David's Hall, Plymouth Pavilions, G Live, The Anvil, Sheffield City Hall, The Troubadour, Casino Estoril and McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.

Tom wears bespoke, rhinestone encrusted suits, hand embroidered with imagery from Elton's songs. One of Tom's favourite suits to perform in was owned and worn onstage by Elton himself. Tom purchased this at Elton's "Goodbye Peachtree Road" auction at Christie's. Other suits were made by the Western Wear tailors, Fort Lonesome, in Austin, Texas. Tom’s shoes are custom made by independent cobbler, Alim Latif, to pay homage to the metallic leather oxfords and brogues produced for Elton John by Patrick Cox for his Million Dollar Piano residency in Las Vegas. Tom has also sourced glasses from Gucci and l.a. eyeworks which, apart from Tom, are only owned by Elton himself.



Tom is campaigning for Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, the late, great Dee Murray and Ray Cooper to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can read more about Tom's friendship with Nigel Olsson here and listen to episodes of Tom's Greatest Music of All Time Podcast featuring Nigel Olsson and Davey Johnstone.


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