Biography of Tom Rio
|Real name / ||Tom Bacon|
Born from the sands of a more tropical land, Tom first washed up on the shores of sunny Brazil. Though born in Rio, he spent the majority of his youth growing up in Holland. Cutting his teeth in the clubs of The Hague and Amsterdam, it was here that Tom developed his love for house and techno, a passion which has dominated his life ever since.
Moving to Bristol to study, Tom rapidly established himself as rising star at the heart of the city's legendary club scene. Co-founding the now infamous house and techno party, Just Jack in 2006, he has been instrumental in the house music revolution that sees Bristol at the centre of global clubbing culture in 2012. Alongside fellow resident DJ Dan Wild, Tom has played at almost every event since then, his residency the backbone of a party that regularly sees him play alongside the likes of Seth Troxler, Steve Bug, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Josh Wink, Craig Richards, Sven Vath and many many more.
Tom's reputation behind the decks at Just Jack as seen him go on to land a residencies at Bugged Out! and as a key player at the new national institution Bristol In:Motion, plus bookings at the likes of Back to Basics, Cocoon and Space Ibiza and many of the best clubs across Europe and the UK.
Now gaining a reputation for his work in the studio, Tom's love for house music is still growing, and his sets are now peppered with his re-edits and original tracks. You can catch these sounds live this summer on festival stages from Love Saves The Day to Hideout, Croatia and beyond. Between his take on low-slung sleazy house and his insatiable charisma in the booth, Tom is a must-see DJ for any discerning dancefloor lover.