Quick menu
Available to buy
  • Tom Waits ( TW002JF)
    Available To Buy
  • Tom Waits (TW001DC)
    Available To Buy
  • Tom Waits (TW001ES)
    Available To Buy
  • Tom Waits (TW001JF)
    Available To Buy
  • Tom Waits (TW001RF)
    New Print
  • Tom Waits (TW005JF)
    New Print

Tom Waits

Tom Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor known for his musical tales of bohemians, drifters and misfits and for his stylistic blend of blues, folk and jazz. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding like "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music.

Waits' lyrics frequently present atmospheric portraits of grotesque, often seedy characters and places—although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known through cover versions by more commercial artists: "Jersey Girl", performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' '55", by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train", by Rod Stewart. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries.

Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musicals and has acted in supporting roles in films, including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch's 1986 film Down by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.

www.tomwaits.com

Tom Waits ( TW002JF)

Tom Waits

Pausing at the crossroads in Santa Rossa, California 1999, Tom Waits casts a glance of displeasure, or so it appears, over his shoulder

Prices from £375.00
print
Tom Waits (TW001DC)

Tom Waits

Tom Waits onstage at the Victoria Apollo, London in March, 1981.

Prices from £375.00
print
Tom Waits (TW001ES)

Tom Waits

Tom Waits in San Francisco in August 1992.

Prices from £291.67
print
Tom Waits (TW001JF)

Tom Waits

Tom Waits in a Chinese diner in Santa Rossa, California in January 1999

Prices from £1,200.00
print
Tom Waits (TW001RF)

Tom Waits

Tom Waits backstage after a gig at the Texas Opry House, Houston, Texas in 1976.

Prices from £291.67
print
Tom Waits (TW005JF)

Tom Waits

Contact sheet of Tom Waits reading 'The Mammoth Book of Oddities' in a diner in California in 1999

Prices from £333.33
print

Featured Prints

David Bowie (DB009DUFFY)

David Bowie

Official contact sheet print from the acclaimed Duffy archive of David Bowie in his Scary Monsters Pierrot costume in 1980.

Prices from £245.83
print
Clash, The (CL001LR)

The Clash

Joe Strummer (lying on floor) & Mick Jones performing live onstage on their 'Sort It Out' Tour at the Paradiso, Amsterdam.

Prices from £375.00
print
Bob Marley (BM002RF)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley relaxing with friends and family after a show in Houston, Texas in 1976

Prices from £291.67
print
Pink Floyd (PF001JF)

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd in Abbey Road making a new album that became 'Wish You Were Here'. Jill Furmanovsky was asked to drop in and shoot some stills

Prices from £375.00
print
Fats Domino (FD001RF)

Fats Domno

Fats Domino performing at the Texas Opry House, Houston in November 1975

Prices from £208.33
print
Red Hot Chili Peppers (CP001MA)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis comes alive when you aim a camera at him, John Frusciante was stoned and subdued, a perfect combo!

Prices from £291.67
print

Featured Artists

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett was a founder member of Pink Floyd and was the lead singer, guitarist and principle songwriter in the band's early years

artist
Clash, The

The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

artist
Beck

Beck

Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

artist
Nirvana

Nirvana

Nirvana were an American rock music band formed by Kurt Cobain & Krist Novoselic, they were considered the 'flagship band' of Generation X.

artist
Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell's songs drawing from folk, rock & jazz helped define a generation. She is regarded as one of the greatest ever songwriters

artist
Squeeze

Squeeze

Squeeze are a British band formed in Depford, London in 1974 that came to prominence during the new wave period of the late 1970s.

artist

Featured Collections

***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

collection
Folk & Country Collection

Folk & Country Collection

Welcome to our Folk & Country Print Collection - iconic images of the world's greatest artists from the past 50 years

collection
Born In The USA

Born In The USA

The USA has given us many of the world's greatest music artists - we celebrate the best of the best

collection
*Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus*

*Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus*

Pink Floyd's sublime music of hope and despair, touches all nationalities and is as meaningful today as it was when conceived.

collection
Oasis Print Collection

Oasis Print Collection

This print collection by Jill Furmanovsky contains images of Oasis on-the-road, onstage and recording in the studio during their zenith.

collection
Album Covers

Album Covers

Album covers can define a band almost as much as the music itself. Now you can put this great art on your wall as well as your turntable

collection