Tom Larkin

Posted by | January 14, 2011 | Executive Committee | No Comments

Tom Larkin is a Producer, Drummer and Manager. He resides in Australia and is the founding member of the New Zealand hard rock band Shihad. He also currently owns and runs two studios located in Melbourne, Victoria and runs a music management and artist development company called Homesurgery.

During his tenure in Shihad, they released four #1 studio albums and three top 10 singles in their home country of New Zealand. Shihad have had the most Top 40 charting singles (26) and hold the outright title for the most chart hits by a Kiwi band and are the very first New Zealand act to debut four albums at #1, achieving two Double Platinum, two Platinum and three Gold certifications for their seven albums over a 22 year career. In Australia, the band have had three Top 10 studio albums and picked up two Gold certifications for ‘The General Electric’ and ‘Pacifier’ respectively.

Further to that, Shihad have toured extensively internationally and have opened for some of the biggest names in rock including AC/DC, Metallica, Faith No More, Tool, 30 Seconds to Mars, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Korn. Tom has produced bands such as Shihad, Calling All Cars, Strangers, Young and Restless (Triple J unearthed J award winning album), The Getaway Plan, Young Heretics, Reptiles, Arts Martial, King Cannons and Villainy as well as playing session drums for various artists including Killing Joke (Seminal UK Post Punk band) and Barry Palmer (Hunters and Collectors).

He has also worked with several top international producers and mixers such as Gggarth Richardson (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rage Against the Machine), Alan Moulder (Nine inch Nails, Killers), and Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Korn). He is the current manager of Calling All Cars and Strangers. He also likes strong coffee, Burmese cats and making up silly songs with his daughter Sam.

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