Tom’s Story: A Soldier Who Came ‘Um
This is a conceptual piece. It came about from playing Tom in a WW1 play by Brendan Hawthorne. The play contained a couple of my songs and left me thinking how complex Tom's character was. Also Dave Tyler (ex-mayor of Dudley) had been on my radio show and we had spoken about MIND the mental health charity he has connections with. Tom's story fitted the criteria, wounded soldier unable to cope with life. I wrote some more songs used narratives from the play and Tom's story was born.