Tom Attah received his Ph.D. from the University of Salford. His research interests concern the effects of technological mediation in popular music, particularly the blues.
Tom's teaching and blues advocacy includes workshops, seminars, lectures and recitals delivered to learning institutions in the United Kingdom and around Europe. As a guitarist and singer, Tom performs solo, with an acoustic duo and as part of an electric band. Tom's solo acoustic work includes his own original blues compositions and has led to performances at major music festivals around Europe, including major stages at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, and Blues Autour Du Zinc. Tom's multiple national radio appearances include performances and documentaries for BBC Radio 4.
Tom has contibuted to and taught the following undergraduate modules on the BA Popular Music & Recording degree at University of Salford:
- Level 4 - Style & Genre
- Level 4 - Interpreting Popular Music
- Level 5 - Music and the Media
- Level 5 - Music Journalism
- Level 6 - Dissertation Supervision
An example of Tom's performance can be seen on the Directorate of Music Homepage.