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"TC & The MoneyMakers knocked me out they play great Blues with that good solid attitude just the way I like it. TC's playing nails it, great tone and great phrasing. Every note counts."

Charlie Musselwhite



“No spewing of frivolous rock baloney. Straight ahead good blues. It's downright refreshing to hear TC & The Moneymakers”

Charlie Musselwhite, Aug 2013


TC & The Moneymakers have been making big Blues waves on the British Blues circuit in the last few years with their high energy brand of classic Hard Drivin' House Rockin' Blues. A good time Blues band that get the party jumpin' everytime.

They play classic Blues with a youthful energy and dynamism that you'd expect from US players and Blues veterans. Despite their recent success and recognition do not be fooled into thinking these are new kids on the blues block. They have years of playing under their belts and this is evident in the commitment and approach to a genre that they're so passionate about.

Their sound is soaked in fat toned soulful harmonica, tasty melodic guitar, backed by a driving funky rhythm section. With appearances across the UK at the country's leading blues clubs and festivals they have gained great respect and recognition from leading players, promoters and reviewers.

TCMM took part in the Jessica Foxley Stage auditions for Colne Rhythm & Blues Festival 2013. They went up against scores of other top young bands and impressed the judges so much that they were asked to perform on the International stage at Colne, opening up for the Harmonica Explosion featuring three of the Blues World's greats Billy Branch, Sugar Blue and Charlie Musselwhite. The evening was a massive success and was voted by Blues and Soul magazine as best Blues gig in 2013. 

Tom Cocks - Vocals & Harmonica

Has played harp now for over half his life. Schooled and rooted firmly in old classic blues from 1920’s fox chases to Chicago/Swing Blues. TC galvanises the roots with a modern approach to playing and has proved he is up there with the countries best Harp players. TC’s slashing fat harp tones are accompanied by his rich, authentic Rhythm and Blues voice.

Giles Checketts - Bass Guitar

Giles lays it down the line in fine time with a slab of swinging boogie for good measure. A long time musical collaborator of Karl and Toms and a true Moneymaker.

Mark Tyne - Drums

Blues and jazz veteran Mark provides solid shuffles and deep soulful grooves that keep the band firmly in the driver’s seat. The rock on which the band roll!




Live CD's are for sale at gigs or you can email us to buy one



TCMM line up changes

TCMM has changed it's line up. Karl has decided to move on from the band and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him for his years of playing and Moneymaker service. Good luck for the future Mooney!TC & The Moneymakers are carrying on and taking bookings now.  The new and exciting line ups of the last few months have knocked crowds out a…



Happy New Year from TCMM

Happy New Year from all of us! We are looking forward to the upcoming year of gigs where we will be playing from the heights of Scotland to the Lowlands of South West Devon. Please check our website in the next few weeks for more details to be released. It is our aim to finally record and release a studio album in the next few months. So, look out…




Karl would like to thank Dan Dunham for his new 'spaghetti western' Junior Watson model guitar. Check out Dans fantastic work at and follow the 'watson gallery' link to see Karl's guitar.



TC Moon duo residency

Tom and Karl are starting a monthly residency at one of York's finest heritage ale houses, The Golden Ball, Cromwell Street. They will be kicking off 15/5/14 9pm so come down and soak up some fine blues and booze. They'll have new material and perhaps some new percussion accessories too. Check out and support this co'opera…



New site, New Album & more Gigs

So, here we have it a brand new cool website for TC & The Moneymakers at last. Thanks to Gareth and Tom from Morph for their hard work and co-operation in building this swanky site for you and us to enjoy. TCMM are busy at the moment rehearsing and learning new material for their upcoming recording of their second album. We are pretty excited …





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