In nominating him for the Moonpig-sponsored Arts Contribution of the Year Award, Daniel Keltie writes: ‘Tom Girard is a stalwart of the music scene in Guernsey and whilst nominated last year, I believe he needs to be nominated again.
‘Tom spends a lot of his free time photographing, reviewing and supporting local live music, whilst also working on his own BBC Introducing show that introduces bands to the mainstream media once a month. Musicians and artists like Mura Masa, Buffalo Huddleston, Static Alice and many others have been mentioned in his shows.
‘Tom is also a major part of the festival scene, where you can see him running around each and every festival site to watch every band as they play, and then write a whole review about each one. An amazing feat during a three-day festival such as Chaos, or even a one-day festival such as the Vale Earth Fair.’