Tom Baker – International Man of Misery

Tom Baker

Actor, accordionist, ventriloquist, compere & general ‘International Man of Misery’ Tom Baker is an all round performer with a taste for the bizarre & a dark poetry all of his own. Travelling in from London, UK with a suitcase full of musical & theatrical talent, Tom will not only be rousing the crowd to song, he will also perform ventriloquism with his Victorian “knee-pal” Hugo & unforgettably bring forth his Lovecraftian crooning alter ego H P Lovebox.

Tom Baker is lead singer & accordionist of alt-cabaret band The Bohemianauts (& previously Fantasmagoria).  He has toured across Europe as well as played at many of London’s top cabaret nights (Double R Club, Black Cat Cabaret, Boom Boom Club, It’s YOUR Funeral), & has appeared as an actor in plays such as Ken Campbell’s epic 24-hour show The Warp, John Constable’s Southwark Mysteries, & most recently Daisy Eris Campbell’s Cosmic Trigger. He is the regular host at Glastonbury Festival’s infamous Underground Piano Bar, & co-creator of east London’s alternative cabaret night Antic Follies.  We are thrilled he is joining the line up at this year’s GCSE.


Fri Sept 22 – The Un-Secret Cabaret from 7.30pm (as H P Lovebox)

Sat Sept 23 – Tea Tent – 12noon, Hullabaloo from 2pm, Speakeasy – 11pm (with ‘Hugo’)

Sun Sept 24 – Big Top – 12noon, Tea Tent – 2pm


Admission to the Unsecret Cabaret is by separate ticket purchase or is included in the Flying Ace or Patron’s Passes. Mr. Baker’s daytime performances are included in the Saturday Day Pass or the Weekend Day Pass. His performance at the Starlight Speakeasy is included with the purchase of a ticket to Saturday evening’s Flight of Fantasy concert, or in the Flying Ace or Patron’s Passes.