Tommy Gun grew his infatuation with music by spending quality time with his father’s old school vinyl collection. This would eventually create a platform for his meticulous modern selections of leftfield Indie, Nu-Disco and Electro, as he evolved as a DJ. Tommy Gun’s sound is as unique as it is crowd-pleasing. Non-commercial yet accessible, he favours the intricacies of melody and vocals over big basslines.
In 2007, he was offered a chance as junior resident at the Untamed Youth night at Fiction, the ideal start for a budding Indie DJ. Since then he has taken over the reins as head resident/promoter and turned Untamed Youth into the successful weekly institution it is today, with invaluable help from good friend Haasbroek. He is also closely associated to The Assembly, with regular appearances alongside South Africa’s top talent such as Desmond & The Tutus, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Jack Parow and Gazelle.
2010 was a breakthrough year in which he proved his mettle at major festivals Earthdance and Synergy Live. He was also invited to travel to Johannesburg twice for headline appearances, and played internationally for the first time at the Copenhagen Jazzhouse in Denmark. Tommy Gun has been sharpshooting through 2011. Thus far, the year has brought him record attendances at Untamed Youth, a beach party at RAMfest and a booking alongside Designer Drugs (USA).