Debut album available now

"Impeccable musicianship, cleverly layered compositions, and a lot of heart make Wherrett’s music both adventurous and accessible—never the easiest thing to accomplish, but it’s done with aplomb in ElkHorn’s impressive first offering." - The Georgia Straight



ElkHorn Album Release with The End Tree @ China Cloud  February 3rd, 2017

Snakebark + Cowtrance @ Merge                       January 6th, 2017

Debra Jean-Creelman Band - Live Concert Stream

For Light Organ Records                             November 11, 2016

ElkHorn and Elizabeth Lima

(NOW Series Montreal Meets Vancouver)               October 28, 2016

Skim Milk, Only A Visitor, Red Moon               October 10, 2016

@ the Fox Theatre

Chad Makela Sextet                                  October 8, 2016

Skim Milk 

Past Performances

ElkHorn - Vancouver International Jazz Festival 

Evil Three - Vancouver International Jazz Fest

Cole Birney-Stewart Band - Vancouver Jazz Fest

Skim Milk - Music Waste Festival, The Lido

Chad Makela Sextet - Pat's Pub


July 26, 2016

July 25th, 2016

July 26th, 2016

June 4th, 2016

May 14, 2016

News & Updates



Check out the Georgia Straight's review of our new album here:


ElkHorn's new album is finished! You can get it here:

Stay tuned for the album release show soon!


I'm also finishing up my solo guitar project: Lonely Astronaut. Getting ready to start mixing the album with Dave Sikula! 

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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.