Who's who in the orchestra

Tom Walley

Joined the LPO in 2018


Tom Walley has been playing the double bass since the age of six. He attended Junior and then Senior Guildhall, and was just 18 when he played in his first concert with the LPO. From then on he became a regular extra with the Orchestra until he was appointed as a member of the Double Bass section in 2018.

In addition to his position in the LPO, Tom is a busy session musician and bass guitarist. When he has time, he enjoys trying to extend the double bass repertoire with unusual arrangements and transcriptions on his YouTube channel.

When he is not behind a bass, Tom is a keen traveller and adventurer and a motorcycle enthusiast.