Welcome to tommakesmusic music and video recording. I'm going to introduce myself and I look forward to working with you. Get in touch either through the contact page or the social media above!

Who Is Tom?

tommakesmusic is a new studio created by Tom Watson who has almost thirty years experience as a musician, producer, filmmaker and songwriter.

After being presented with his first guitar at the age of 13, Tom didn't leave it too long before he started to gig professionally beginning at the age of fourteen. As a professional musician he has performed at venues such as the Hammersmith Odeon (now the London Apollo), the RDS Dublin, the Waterfront Hall, Belfast and many others.

Tom has been recording and engineering since the age of 18, beginning on an old four-track tape machine (remember tape!!!) and graduating to owning one of the first 64 track digital studios in Northern Ireland. Tom sold that studio about fifteen years ago to become a lecturer in media and music technology but missed the creativity and challenge involved in the day to day creation of music.

Having been offered recording contracts several times, Tom has realised that his calling is in helping others achieve their dreams and so is developing tommakesmusic to offer others the chance to work at a high level and gain musical results beyond anything they thought possible.

Tom continues to compose, write and create and has lots of examples available for you to view, over on the examples page.

This is a picture of Tom playing as a musician - he's one of you!

I don't always have a beard but when I do, I rock it!

What we believe

Our Clients

We believe our clients deserve the best whether they are beginners or seasoned professionals. Music making is a part of every society and its important that everyone has access to good recording facilities and experienced, professional production. Whether you're an X- factor hopeful or just recording a song for your family for Christmas, we will do our very best to make sure your dreams come true.


We believe that good music can only be made in a good environment so we are investing in top-class equipment, home comforts and state of the art lighting. If you're happy, you can concentrate and if you can concentrate you will make good music! Call in and see us, see for yourself!


tommakesmusic believes that music making works best as part of a community and so we get involved in local festivals and offer bargains to local community groups and schools. The studio will also be hosting some unique events and will be keeping everything up to date on our facebook, twitter and other social media accounts! We love you keeping in touch!


  • I couldn't have made my album without Tom. He's a great guitar player, bass player and producer. He doesn't know what he's worth!

    RJ Woolsey, X Factor finalist
  • My song sounds amazing! Really professional. Tom created it from nothing and played all the instruments on it. I love it!

    Rachael Ross, Singer
  • Tom is a brilliant musician, composer and arranger. His work with our harp ensemble is invaluable and his recordings of my harp are better than I could have dreamed. We will be working together lots in the future!

    Sharon Carroll, Irish wedding Harpist
  • TThank you so much for all of your hard work and all of the effort you put into mixing and perfecting my composition. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! Thank you! Rosie xxx

    Rosie, GCSE Student