Tom Richards is a musician with a kaleidoscopic range of work. A low-brass specialist, pianist, composer, conductor, and producer, Tom performs in dozens of active projects, including The Heavyweights Brass Band, The Human Rights, Riverrun, and The Woodshed Orchestra.

Tom has recorded and performed with Roscoe Mitchell, Ron Sexmith, Ben Caplan, Bruno Capinan, Bros, Nomadica, David Braid, The Wooden Sky, Drumhand, The Hidden Cameras, The Rheostatics, Spoon, Shred Kelly, The Massey Hall Band, The Australian Art Orchestra, Theatre Columbus, Soulpepper Theatre, Skeleton Crew, FOG, Ebi, The Composer's Collective Big Band, and many others. Tom recorded on trombone for the award-winning Cuphead video game soundtrack, released in 2017.

Tom has composed several hundred pieces of original music, ranging from solo repertoire to large ensemble works. 2016/17 saw him arrange and compose for Ron Sexmith, The Massey Hall Band, The Heavyweights Brass Band, and The Queer Songbook Orchestra, among others.