This page has been set up for the family of Tom Edwards, to help pay for costs relating to his death.
A public celebration of his life is being planned for the near future, as well as a dedicated memorial website. Details of these will be added to this page when they are announced. For now, this fundraiser is a good way to pay tribute to Tom, and to alleviate things a little for his family.
On the night of Wednesday 25th January 2017 we suddenly and unexpectedly lost Tom Edwards. He was a versatile guitarist and musical director. At the time, he was playing in Adam Ant’s band while they were on tour in the US. He was 41.
As well as Adam Ant, Tom had been a guitarist for Edwyn Collins, Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Andrea Corr, Arno Carstens, Spiderbites, The Dirty Dog Band, and my own band Fosca. He also presented a music show on Soho Radio, 'Rock Hard in the Morning'.
On top of the shock and the grief, the family have to deal with a number of unexpected financial costs related to Tom’s death, including his funeral. Some of these are substantial.
If you ever enjoyed Tom’s performances, or knew him or know the family, please donate whatever you can. And tell others.
Thank you for your support,
Dickon Edwards, Tom's brother.
On behalf of:
Lynne Edwards, Tom’s mother.
Charis Anderson, Tom’s partner.
Holly Dawson, Tom’s daughter.
John Robb's review of the first Adam Ant show without Tom, Toronto, 29 Jan 2017.
Press release by Adam Ant announcing Tom's death, 26 Jan 2017 (Facebook)
Official Adam Ant website
Adam Ant - official Facebook Page
Adam Ant - official Twitter
Tom Edwards's website