"Tom is without doubt one of the finest, most gifted musicians I have worked with in my 50 year career in music and entertainment. Looking forward to being in the studio and working with him on my new album 'Silver Years'. P.S. Thanks for the fabulous arrangements."
"Tom Read is a true professional. A very competent bass player who can cover all genres of music. A great musical ear so busking not a problem. A great reader and arranger so nothing will phase Tom. A pleasure to know and work with Tom over the past 20 plus years. Highly recommended."
"Tom is the consummate professional. He sat in on our 60's show at short notice and brought an attention to detail that would surpass most dep bass players. He also took the time to do away with the dots and learn the set for us. Tom is also a great guy to work with and I would thoroughly recommend him to enhance any show with his playing and reading skills."
"I've just discovered Tom's website as I was searching for a transcription for an upcoming gig. I just wanted to say many thanks for the service being provided here as it's saved me loads of time that I don't have!"
"Tom Read is a top quality, professional musician. Whenever I have called on Tom's services I have always been blown away by his incredibly high standards of professionalism and commitment. As well as being a brilliant bass player, Tom is a lovely, hard working, pleasant guy to work with, and I couldn't recommend him enough."
Bandleader / act-owner for Motown Gold
"Tom is a consummate professional, both in attitude, approach and talent on the bass. When we played for the first time together, his groove and feel made it so easy for me to lock in, and it was as if we had been playing together for years! If you have Tom playing bass for you, you simply can't go wrong."
"Tom is my go-to dep for the Motown Gold bass chair. He's a great guy and a pleasure to work with, and his performance has been exceptional from the first (very short notice!) show he played for us. I've got no hesitation leaving any gig in his capable hands."
Professional musician & sound engineer
"This guy's the bomb on accurate transcriptions, thank you for your great service Tom!!!."
U.S. professional bass player
"One of the things that has been helping me on my bass guitar journey is Tom Read. I played a gig with him, and after chatting to him about wanting to learn bass he told me about his website. His website is amazing for free transcriptions to download. He must have well over 600 songs. It's helped me learn songs and improve my reading.
He also provides other very affordable services - He'll modify, change key, arrangement change or tab chart any of his transcriptions. He can also transcribe a song that's not in his catalogue."