Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle lends his intricate bass playing to the sound of Don Broco, giving a funky edge to the band's alt rock style.

Their debut album ‘Priorities’ was hugely successful, reaching number one in the iTunes Rock chart and 25 in the UK album chart. It propelled the band onto bigger and better tours as well as festival slots at  Download, Slam Dunk, Great Escape and Reading and Leeds. They've even sold out their own headline tours at the likes of London’s Alexandra Palace. Over the years they've shared the stage with Lower Than Atlantis, Enter Shikari, 5 Seconds of Summer and Bring Me The Horizon. 

Interview

When and why did you start playing bass?

As with loads of bassists, I ended up playing out of a necessity for a bassist in a band when I was about 17 and at school. I had learnt violin and piano when I was younger but as soon as I picked up the bass, it was clear it was the instrument for me. I loved being part of the rhythm and feel rather than just playing the melody.

What is it about your Eden rig that you particularly like?

I've been really impressed with the tonal clarity of the Eden rigs - I'm able to run mine with clear lows, punchy mids and zingy highs to cut through and not lose any definition.

If you had one top tip to Eden bassists, what would it be?

Involve yourself in playing as many different styles as possible and stretch yourself out of your comfort zone, never turn down an opportunity if you can help it. That may be three things...whoops!