Tom Charleson Music

Hey Im Tom | ex lead-guitarist of kiwi group Tahuna Breaks & The Phil Edwards Band - Settled into life in the beautiful BOP with my family, playing customised corporate, bar & wedding functions. Easy listening Acoustic, DJ sets or band options avlb.

I was lucky enough to come from a musical family and by the age of 14 had started learning the guitar and spent hours every night in my bedroom learning my favourite songs. I started playing acoustic covers in Rotorua before I left for university.

I completed an Audio Engineering Diploma from the School of Audio Engineering in Auckland in 2005, the same year I met Phil Edwards and together we created The Phil Edwards Band.

In 2006, I joined NZ's legendary funk, soul & reggae band Tahuna Breaks and spent the next 6 years working on 3 albums across both bands and touring throughout NZ and Australia.

I officially signed out from Tahuna Breaks in 2013 to venture overseas where I continued playing solo at bars in Canada.

My wife and I decided to return back to New Zealand with our son and call the Bay of Plenty home.

I'm available for bars / / cafe / restaurant gigs playing acoustic covers. I can provide sound systems for small intimate rooms to large outdoor areas or plug into the house system - whatever works for you.

W E D D I N G S / / C O R P O R A T E S

I'm available for weddings or corporate functions playing acoustic covers (instrumental or with singing) and can DJ for the main reception, with additional musicians (horns, percussion) available on request. I can tailor the setlists to match the occasion and your tastes in music and even learn any particular song you want to hear.

I provide a high quality sound system and lighting if required.


I'm available as a session guitarist for recording or live performances. With extensive live performing and recording / production experience I can bring a wealth of knowledge to your project.


  • I play a wide range of music using a range of guitar and vocal pedals including a looping pedal to keep things interesting. Here's a few of the artists included in my sets
  • | Pink Floyd | The Beatles | The Black Seeds | The Black Keys |
  • | Jimmy Hendrix | Fat Freddies Drop | John Mayer | Tom Petty |
  • | Neil Young | Salmonella Dub | Ed Sheeran | Bob Marley | Bruce Springsteen | Eric Clapton | Michael Jackson | Foo Fighters | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Foster the People | Ben Harper | The Eagles| Jack Johnson | and many more..

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