Tom Hickox is a serious young man for serious times. He lives in downtown Camden, plays upright piano, sings with a snowfalling voice sufficiently deep, crisp and even to draw wise comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave and, ever-attentive to the smallest of sartorial details, he wears three piece suits by day and by night time gig. With typical light-heartedness Tom's debut album is called ''War, Peace And Diplomacy''. Considering that Tom's father was the late Richard Hickox CBE, one of Britain''s most renowned classical conductors it surely becomes obvious where this love for swelling strings and grandiose widescreen soundtracks comes from. Except with typical Hickoxian perversity Tom actually rejected classical music (I knew as a kid I didnt want to compete with my dad.). Rather, he embarked upon on his own journey via Beckett, Pinter and Rock 'n' Roll.