Tom Vanstiphout

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Tom Vanstiphout
Born (1975-04-29) 29 April 1975 (age 41)
Kapellen, Belgium
Origin Belgium
Genres Pop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Dreamteam, LC Music
Website (Dutch)
Notable instruments

Tom Vanstiphout (born 29 April 1975) is a Belgian musician who has made four solo albums and has toured with Clouseau, Jan Leyers and Milow.

Vanstiphout was born in Kapellen. He started his musical career with Morbid Elly, a short-lived band with his sister which only produced one six song demo tape. He then became a professional musician as a live band member for a number of Belgian artists like Jan Leyers, Clouseau or Milow. He also regularly played with De Laatste Showband in a daily talkshow on Eén.[1]

In his solowork, he is mainly influenced by James Taylor.[1] He made his first album, Motion, in 2004, which landed him a number of concerts, a.o. on Folk Dranouter. In 2009, he released a second album, Working Man. In 2013, he released Little Beams of Light and in December 2015 he released Playing Guitar helps.

He is often considered one of Belgium's finest musicians, both as a studio musician[2] and as a live performer.[3] In 2009, he was one of the four nominees for Best Musician at the MIA's, the Belgian Music Industry Awards.[4]


  • 2004: Motion (full CD)
  • 2009: Working Man (full CD)
  • 2013: "Little beam of Lights" (full CD)
  • 2015: "Playing Guitar helps" (full CD)


  • 2002: Neeka, Candy Comfort
  • 2008: Milow, Coming of Age


  1. ^ a b Vantyghem, Peter (16 April 2009). "Dit is het enige wat ik kan" (in Dutch). De Standaard. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Patsy Blackstone opent nieuw cultuurseizoen" (in Dutch). Het Nieuwsblad. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Soulsister in vol Sportpaleis - Niet zomaar een nostalgische trip" (in Dutch). De Morgen. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tom Vanstiphout - Musizkant - MIA's" (in Dutch). MIA's. December 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 

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