With a true passion for music alongside a well-developed taste in all genres, an energising stage presence and the ability to read perfectly his audience, its common knowledge that TOM COSTELLOE has got the art of DJ’ing to a standard that’s hard to beat...
He started DJ’ing in 1987, playing out at local pubs and clubs, and doing Weddings, Birthdays ETC. His natural talent was soon spotted and in 1991 he was offered a weekly residency at FUTURES a House club in Deptford (London). Futures soon outgrew its venue and Tom linked up with Bernie Sinclair & Sean McClusky of LOVE RANCH who began the now infamous CLUB UK and Tom became resident of these events from 1992...
In the Summer of 1995 Tom was asked to become resident for
LOVE RANCH at SPACE (Ibiza)
on Thursday Mornings. Tom impressed several promoters on the island and was approached to play the legendary SPACE on Sunday mornings supporting the likes of Brandon Block and Alex P, and proved his versatility with set’s both inside and on the terrace. Whilst in Ibiza Tom Also played for SIGN OF THE TIMES, at many of the SUNRISE parties and at CAFÉ MAMBO and was also headlining at many of the smaller San Antonio clubs.
Back in the UK Tom Continued to Play for SIGN OF THE TIMES as the main resident, this time based in London at THE ROCKET. And 1998 saw further visits to Ibiza where Tom played for SUNNY SIDE UP at ES PARIDIS, CLOCKWORK ORANGE, and the now infamous GODSKITCHEN at AMNESIA where he made 6 appearances as a resident which continued the following year.
In 2000 Tom relocated to Devon as resident and promoter of EYECON at the
DANCE ACADEMY, PLYMOUTH - playing alongside some of the world’s most talented and most wanted DJ’S, booking the artist's for this event and putting his unique slant on the line up's - you could never say it was all about one style, more like a mish mash of several! And that's the way TOM liked it!
This popular Saturday night event boasted a weekly attendance of 1200+ and an ever-growing group of dedicated followers that crammed the cavernous club almost full to capacity every week, all waiting for the time when TOM hit the decks with his weekly assault of upfront and classic tunes – basically
YOU knew when TOM COSTELLOE was on!!!
EYECON @ the Dance Academy was voted club of the year (regional) in MIXMAG in 2004 and received several similar accolades in music publications such as DJ mag, Muzik and Ministry Magazines.
Tom, accompanied by
MANOCH BAHMANZADEH (owner) both turned the DANCE ACADEMY in Plymouth into one of the most respected and much loved events in the UK, and it’s sad loss still continues to this day...
Other clubs / events that Tom has appeared at in an illustrious career spanning a period of 20 plus years include:
UNITY,CAPETOWN S.A, PEACH,
KARANGA, GOLDEN, THE PUSSYCAT CLUB, AQUARIUM, KOOLWATERS, GLOW, AUBERGINE as well as events such as CREAMFIELDS, WORLD DANCE , ONE WORLD FESTIVAL, GALLERY-LONDON, PASSION LEICESTERSHIRE and RADIO 1 LIVE throughout the UK.
Tom Costelloe’s tracks