Originally from Bradford, West Yorkshire, an Alumnus of Leeds College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Tobie has been living and working in London as a freelance Musician since 2012. Currently working on his Organ Trio project as leader, Tobie also co-leads The Jigsaw Project – an international collaboration with Alex Woods & Odd Socks – a duo project with Violinist/Composer John Garner. As collaborator Tobie is performing and recording regularly with The Chris Maddock Quartet and Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst Band.
As a composer and band leader, Tobie’s debut album, ‘The Lobbus’, was released in 2012. Further releases include ‘Dead Pan Party‘ (The Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio – 2017) and Odd Socks Vol.1 (2018).
As a collaborator, Tobie features on The Jonathan Silk Big Band’s album ‘Uncouth‘ (2013), Holly Thomas’s ‘The Passing of the Storm‘ (2014) Mulele Matondo Afrika’s ‘Biso Pasi‘ (2015) & Bobtail’s ‘Frolic’ (2017).
Recent performances include Club Bonafide (New York), The B-Flat (Berlin) Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London), The Jazz Cafe (London) Symphony Hall (Birmingham), The Dome (Brighton) as well as EFG London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Marlbrough Jazz Festival. International performances include Cape Town (South Africa), Los Angeles & New York (USA) Berlin (Germany) Bozcaada (Turkey) and Engelsholm (Denmark).