29 April 1975 |
|Labels||Dreamteam, LC Music|
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.
In his solowork, he is mainly influenced by James Taylor. 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 and as a live performer. In 2009, he was one of the four nominees for Best Musician at the MIA's, the Belgian Music Industry Awards.
- 2004: Motion (full CD)
- 2009: Working Man (full CD)
- 2013: "Little beam of Lights" (full CD)
- 2015: "Playing Guitar helps" (full CD)
- Vantyghem, Peter (16 April 2009). "Dit is het enige wat ik kan" (in Dutch). De Standaard. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "Patsy Blackstone opent nieuw cultuurseizoen" (in Dutch). Het Nieuwsblad. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- "Soulsister in vol Sportpaleis - Niet zomaar een nostalgische trip" (in Dutch). De Morgen. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- "Tom Vanstiphout - Musizkant - MIA's" (in Dutch). MIA's. December 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- Biography at his official website