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Tom is the third member of the Bott family in four generations to direct a Light Classical Palm Court Orchestra, as both Tom’s Grandfather and Great-Grandfather were professional violinists with their own orchestras from the 1920’s through to the 1960’s. It is the original music passed down to Tom that the High Society Orchestra uses today – all unique and original arrangements.

As well as directing the High Society Orchestra, Tom continues to perform as section principal violin for artists such as Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Russell Watson, Lesley Garrett and Andreas Bocelli.
He has also appeared on live television for Simon Cowells’ ITV show ‘Britains Got Talent’ performing as lead violinist with winning contestant Paul Potts.  

Beyond the concert platform, Tom has worked as violinist on various period drama films including ‘The Duchess’ starring Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes, along with ‘The Young Victoria’ starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany. More recently, he has been involved with the feature film ‘Captain America’ as well as the soon to be released ‘Sherlock Holmes 2’ starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.

Tom continues to perform with some of the UK’s top orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool, Northern Ballet, National Symphony, City of Birmingham and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras.
He is also a regular violinist with the long running West End show ‘The Phantom Of the Opera’.

Our fantastic musicians, who are all London based, have excellent experience in every musical field, similar to that of its director.

Tom currently lives in Pewsey, Wiltshire with his wife and two children.


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