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A farewell to Tom

It is with sadness that The Lost Larks announce that Tom has left the band. The Lost Larks will continue as a trio to fulfil their remaining two bookings for 2023, and then will pause indefinitely.

Make sure you don’t miss these final opportunities to see the trio!

The Larks wish to place on record their thanks for the Tom’s friendship, musicianship, co-partnership, craftsmanship, sponsorship, comradeship, stewardship, showmanship, leadership, membership, mentorship, and as a keen sailor, his ships-ship, over the last 5 years.

Tom Bliss

Tom Bliss – oft-covered songwriter who toured extensively in the 2000s both solo and with Tom Napper. A prodigious multi-instrumentalist, he mainly played percussion and mandola in the band.

Larks in Lockdown

The Lost Larks have been busy creating, both individually and collaboratively! Here’s Tom’s “Tower of Refuge”, a plea to the gods for rescue. We recorded all our parts separately and Tom painstaking put the video together whilst Den mixed the audio.

Tower of Refuge

Phil created his first YouTube video, illustrating his song praising key workers, written years before the pandemic started.

Safety Pin Man

Den did his bit to encourage the spread of disinformation about COVID19, with his song warning that everything you read on the internet and WhatsApp is of course completely true.


Tom also had fun filming himself in various states of disrepair when making a video to his solo song “Drowning My Sorrows”. We were in the early stages of a Larks arrangement of this song when lockdown struck!

Drowning My Sorrows


The Lost Larks

A video for each Lark!

The complete set of 4 videos we did recently.

This is how we sound live. No overdubs or anything. Just us Larks, a bunch of cameras and mikes, Andy and Tom pressing the record and stop buttons and pulling it all together.


Tom’s “Autumn”
Paddy’s “Ambition”
Den’s “Don’t Fail Me Now, My Heart”
Phil’s “Caroline”

Live video added

We’re really pleased to showcase some video of how we sound live. This is how good we sound – no overdubs or anything! Tom and his mate Andy got a bunch of cameras, mikes, and lighting units, and we just played and sang.

More video to come soon!