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.

Tom learnt the piano during the Covid-19 lockdowns as a way of staying sober, inspired by Elton John himself. Tom played his first concert in January of 2022 and by May 2023 he was playing to 1,500 people in an amphitheatre. He now tours the world playing concerts as his alter ego, Eltom John.

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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 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.