Tom Excell

Award: MOBO Help Musicians Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Hip-hop/rap

Instrument/voice type: Guitar

Location: Yorkshire


Over the last 10 years Excell has established himself as an eclectic producer of Jazz, Pan-African music, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk and Electronic music with music released on labels such as Sony, Domino, Strut, Soundway, Tru Thoughts, Six Degrees, Luaka Bop, Dharma and Easy Star Records.

He is the composer, producer, guitarist and percussionist for his own projects Nubiyan Twist, Onipa and Chief Roackas as well as producing, composing and remixing for many other artists such as Ego Ella May, Nerija, The Turbans, Kassin, Me and My Friends, Megan Henwood, By The Rivers, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Kapurna Quartet and Ria Moran.
With support from The MOBO Help Musicians Fund I will  release a solo record in collaboration with K.O.G & Franz Von as well as other featuring rappers including Dizraeli, Eliza Legzina, Spoek Mathambo. The record pays homage to golden era hip hop culture whilst taking influence from african folk traditions and forward looking electronic production.

The business advice sessions will help me to improve my business skills teaching me more about building my fanbase and releasing my own music.