Tom Kellichan

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Tom Kellichan
Birth nameThomas Kellichan
Also known asThomas Kellichan, Tom Bomb, Thomas, Tam Kellichan
Bornc. 1954
Origin Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland
Genres Punk rock, new wave
Occupation(s)Musician, impresario
Years active1977–present
Associated acts The Skids, Bill Nelson, Secrets, Real Deal

Tom Kellichan (born c. 1954 [1] ) was the original drummer of The Skids, from 1977 to 1979.



From Cowdenbeath, [2] and a former van driver,[ citation needed ] he completed the line-up of The Skids after answering their ad for a drummer. During his tenure the band released the singles Charles (as Thomas) and Into The Valley , the Wide Open EP (which featured The Saints Are Coming) and the Scared to Dance album. After touring with the band in 1979, promoting Scared to Dance, he departed, being replaced by Rusty Egan.

After The Skids, he played drums for Bill Nelson (of Be-Bop Deluxe), in the song "Decline And Fall", for the Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam album (1981). [3] He later played in a band called Secrets. [3] [4]

He is now running a music bar, called "The Sax Bar", in The Patch, Playa de las Américas, Tenerife; [3] [5] and still playing drums in a house band called Real Deal. [3]


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  1. An Introduction by Ian Cranna. "Tom Kellichan (24) drums.". Note: the chronic seems to be from 1978, as Cranna wrote only about their beginnings and commented only about the Charles EP, released in 1978, suggesting it as the only known disc.
  2. Archived February 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. 1 2 3 4 ref> "All The Acts / Bands Who Played The Kinema Ballroom Dunfermline - 'S'". Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. "Hiljaiset Levyt: PUNKNET 77 - Skids". Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  5. Tom Kellichan now runs a music bar in Tenerife and Bill paid him a surprise visit last year