Get to Know: Tom Harte

He is perhaps one of Northern Ireland’s most recognisable musicians. If you’re a fan of your local rock music, you’ll most likely know him. He could be found with a trucker cap on, infamous red beard tremendously groomed and, most likely, a grin on his face.

Behind the scenes, he is the driving force behind NI’s rock sensation Trucker Diablo, who’s successes can boast supporting Foo Fighters in a field holding over 40,000 people – not too bad, eh? Get to Know Tom Harte.

Name: Tom Harte

Where You’re From: Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Favourite album of the last 5 years: Traveller by Chris Stapleton

Musician you’d like to collaborate with: Would love to collaborate with Foy Vance, the man is a songwriting genius…

What are you listening to right now: Rats by Ghost

Favourite gig you’ve attended as a fan: Pearl Jam 19…can’t remember.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less: Humble, Motivated, Loving, Musical and Approachable

Most memorable gig experience: Ricky Warwick joining Trucker Diablo on stage in the Diamond Rock Bar

Favourite venue: Diamond Rock Bar, Ahoghill

If you could learn any instrument, what would it be? Banjo, I started learning a while ago, but its gone by the wayside.  Want to get that going again..

Favourite line from a song? Biased, “How can we look forward, if we can’t stop looking back” Let’s Just Ride by Trucker Diablo

Tom Harte will perform a solo set at the Sunflower Bar in Belfast on Wednesday 2nd May. Details here.