Tom Speight is a singer / songwriter, diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 10 years ago when he was 19 years old and at university.
Tom’s debut album ‘Collide’ came out in April 2019 and he has been touring ever since across Europe, the USA and Canada as well as playing a series of UK dates and appearing at Glastonbury.
Tom first started have symptoms such as weight loss, diarrhoea, fatigue and vomiting whilst at university, but by 2014 things appeared to be under control. At this point his music career really started to take off with him playing as a support act for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Travis and Mumford & sons. But within days of signing his first publishing contract, he suffered a perforation and needed emergency surgery. After two years of recovery, he was getting his career back on track and released 6 well-received EP’s in two years.
Tom is a big supporter of Crohn’s & Colitis UK as he took part in the London WALK IT as well as singing at the event. Also, one of his songs, ‘Willow Tree’ has raised £2000 for the charity.
I don’t drink, don’t smoke… it’s the least rock-and-roll lifestyle ever. After suffering with Crohn’s for the last 10 years, I’m very proud to be raising awareness and money for the charity.