Singer/songwriter Peter Swaffield at St Thomas Church

Did you know there are concerts at St Thomas Church, tucked away on Maryon Road? I didn’t, but I do now. Coming up on Friday 7 June (7.30pm, £4 admission)….

Peter Swaffield1970s BBC singer songwriter Peter Swaffield will be performing Folk, Country and Gospel music.

Peter was featured at the recent ‘Keynotes 50th Anniversary Concert’ at Tommy’s and returns to perform solo by popular demand.

Peter’s vocal and guitar style has been compared to the USA superstar James Taylor.

When a student at Oxford University Peter became a BBC songwriter, performing “The Song of the Week” spot for BBC Radio Oxford. For the Tommy’s concert Peter will be performing a solo set and playing the second half with his band

Peter will play some of his own songs, country music hits and some well-known gospel songs plus a few James Taylor favourites.

Peter’s band includes blues guitarist Richard Chambers OBE and Tim Anderson who has played the drums for Peter Green, Cliff Richard, and Country star George Hamilton IV.

The proceeds from the evening will go to WaterAid, the charity dedicated to helping people escape the poverty and disease caused by living without safe water and sanitation.

This concert is one of a series of musical events being held at St. Thomas, Old Charlton, SE7 under the banner Music at Tommy’s.

Musicians and audiences have discovered that the church has wonderful acoustic properties commenting that the music whether opera, folk, gospel or jazz sounds great.