McKinney was born in Stoke on
Trent and studied at the Royal
Northern College of Music with Craig Ogden and Gordon
Crosskey. Since settling in the northwest he has
established himself as a versatile performer regularly
working with all the major orchestras.
He is sought
after as a new music specialist, often performing with
the UK's leading groups such as Birmingham Contemporary
Music Group, Psappha, 10:10 and Continuum. Tom has a
particular interest in performing with live electronics and
as a founder
member of the experimental group The House of Bedlam, he has
recently played at the Cutting Edge and
Tom plays Paul Fischer and
Gibson SG guitars.