My name is Tom Wherrett. I'm a guitarist, composer and teacher based in Vancouver, BC. I lead several groups including ElkHorn, Evil Three, and Lonely Astronaut - a solo guitar project. I can also be found playing in other local bands including Skim Milk and the Cole Birney-Stewart Band.
As a composer I strive to write unique and creative music that defies boundaries. I have been composer in residence at L.O.B.O.T. (Oakland,CA 2009) and the Kimmel Nelson Harding Centre for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE 2015). My work has been described as "anything but anodyne," and "expansive". (Georgia Straight)
As a guitarist I have studied with Lage Lund, Ben Monder, Rory Stuart, Steve Cardenas, and Scott Amendola.
As a teacher I have taught at the Walnut Grove and White Rock School of Music and Dance since 2007. I also teach privately out of my own studio.
I am a founding member of the musician/artist run performance space Merge, where we present exciting and challenging music of all kinds. https://www.facebook.com/merge.vancouver/