Talented singer and key member of the band, The Wanted, Tom Parker is a natural onstage entertainer. Having played the guitar for his entire life, his passion for music is infectious, leaving audiences unable to resist the dance floor. Tom is booked for everything from corporate entertainer to festival headliner, a testament to his confidence, talent and ability to adapt to any stage size. Tom initially auditioned for The X Factor, before he toured the country with Take That II, a Take That tribute group.
In 2009, he joined The Wanted, which kickstarted his professional music career. The five-piece boy band signed with Island Records and Mercury Records, and released their debut album in the following year. Titled The Wanted, it peaked at number four in the UK Album Charts, while their debut single, All Time Low, debuted at number one. Tom's talent shone through their music, showcased through such lead singles as Gold Forever, Heart Vacancy and Lose My Mind.
Boasting a broad, diverse set list of chart-topping hits, including their second number-one hit, Glad You Came, your audience will fall head over heels for Tom. Just three years after The Wanted first joined forces, they broke into the United States and Canada, the mark of a truly thriving band. Across the pond, their single, Glad You Came, peaked at number three in the American charts and sold over three million copies. Your event deserves a best-selling artist, whose extensive experience of international fame makes Tom completely at ease on stage.
Despite such success, however, what sets Tom apart is his down to Earth nature that connects with consumers. Since he first picked up a guitar aged 16, he has worked hard to build a musical empire both in a band and as a solo artist. Aside from The Wanted, Tom has also collaborated with rapper Richard Rawson, on the hit Fireflies. He excels as a DJ, expertly remixing songs that keep audiences dancing all night long. In 2017, Tom was cast in Grease the Musical as Danny Zuko, a theatrical show that toured the country. Tom is a truly adaptable performer, whose varied career makes him the ideal event entertainer.