Tommie Black-Roff is an accordionist, pianist, singer and composer. Originally from the very tip of Cornwall in the south-west of the UK, he grew up amongst the local folk musicians while also studying classical piano with the Fitkin family.
Studying at SOAS, University of London, he read ethnomusicology with a particular interest in contemporary fusion music practice. Subsequently he has performed extensively across the UK in folk music and a wide range of other genres. Additionally he has written for Songlines and Jazzwise, and as a music archivist with the Song Collectors Collective.
Currently studying at the Sibelius Academy as part of the Nordic Master in Folk Music program, he is travelling across the nordic countries including Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. There he is exploring accordion techniques and local traditions of music making.
He plays with the nordic six-piece Farandi and the London-based folk trio TEYR. In 2016 he released the critically acclaimed album “Far From The Tree” with TEYR, and in 2018 helped launch James Patrick Gavin’s album “Chewing The Fat”.