Tom Hill forms part of the band Purple Melon. Shortly after the band's formation Tom met a trio of young filmmakers and together they came up with the idea of filming the group's journey (teaser snippets of the footage can be viewed on YouTube, MySpace, Vuze and their web site). In September 2006 they played their first gig, at the Barfly in Birmingham, and were immediately asked to play again--eventually becoming the first act to gain a four-month residency at the club. The group relocated to London, where they promptly found and fell in love with the Troubadour Club and its bohemian, laid-back and classily cool atmosphere. While in London the group attracted the attention of many leading producers, ultimately deciding to work with Paul Stacey (Oasis, Black Crowes). They recently relocated to Los Angeles to put the finishing touches on the album and begin winning over North American fans through extensive gigging including
The Roxy, West Sunset Boulevard, and The Casbah.
Most recently, their track "Kings of the World" has been selected for the sound-track of the new Rupert Wyatt film Rise of the Planet of the Apes.