Tom released this acoustic original on instagram to mark World Mental Health Day, this is the message he wrote to go with it:
[ say when you’re at your end ]
today marks world mental health day. we all have our own shit to deal with and we all need to know how to find help if we’re struggling. keep talking to each other and know that there is always some one who wants to listen to you
It’s hard to explain why I want to die
How can you say that when you live the perfect life
So don’t say you know just how I feel
I wish I could tell you
Social Suicide At Home: Tom’s message to Chapter 13 fans. He explains why the band was so inactive during lockdown. This was part of the writing process for their upcoming album, it sounds like they are aiming to be very raw and authentic.
The drawing on the left if what Tom posted with the message, click it to see it full sized.
firstly thanks for all the support on the new content and glad you love it as much as we do. we came offline to try not to conform to what everyone else is doing particularly during lockdown and present ourselves in a way that was untrue. i wanted to write songs that represent who I am for all that is good and the shit that comes with it. what I found was that when I wrote what was real and personal, my band connected with it more and the acceptance of who I am inspired more music and brought us together. hopefully you connect with it in the same way we do
love u all
All of the cast of School of Rock get official headshots taken. These are used for the program and the musicals website. Since the boys were cast three years ago, and have since clearly left, they aren’t up on the site or in the program anymore.
I have only seen blurry or cropped versions of these pictures online before. So when I found these I had to share them. They are a bit bigger, and better quality that the pictures I have seen shared around on social media. Castaways deserve to see decent versions of these pictures right?
Click on the photo to the left to see the rest of the boys’ headshots.
If the site is missing any pictures, please leave a comment or message us on any social media accounts. There is also a contact page.
The Chapter13.NET YouTube has a video of the July Chapter 13 Instagram stories! For anyone who isn’t on Instagram or missed some, its a good way to catch up all at once. I have been thinking about doing this for a while so send a message/comment if you think its a good idea.
If this is popular I can do it again for August. I am including the videos posted on Tom, Jake, Jacob, and Noahs accounts. You might spot a few of Jake’s aren’t there, that is because they were uploaded separately as a Q&A video, and one of his covers is already up on the YouTube channel. There is a Tom one that is missing, but that is because he deleted it. I assume he decided against putting his barber’s face in it? So out of respect I have left that one out.
Let me know any opinions on the video. Whether you want to see one again next month, are the titles annoying? They are deliberately out of the frame of the video so you can screenshot/record without a tag in the way. That way fans can still use the videos in their edits or whatever.
I included the names, because sometimes it might not be obvious who posted the video. Either they wont have their face or voice, or more confusingly, will have a different band member in it.
Tom just went and got a haircut, have you seen it yet? He posted photos of himself at the barbers on his story, but that isn’t the best part.
Once he was done he shared a video of him and Jake! Not an old video but one from today, the band are getting back together! Some of the other boys may have been meeting up with them today too. Tom posted a story a few days ago of a screenshot of him and Noah on FaceTime. There was a title on the picture that hinted they would be together soon.
Maybe this also has something to do with the exciting thing that Jake said was coming up? In his Q and A a few weeks ago he mentioned there was some news coming. So maybe that is what they are working on.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how excited are you? In the meantime, here is the video showing off Tom’s haircut:
Tom uses Spotify, and had a very long playlist on his account that he has now made private. If you are wondering what songs were on it and what music he is into I have written out the whole list. This could be something to listen to while we wait for a Chapter 13 single, EP, or album to be released.
You probably wont find any surprises, if you’ve managed to catch his livestreams. If you have read Tom’s bio you’ll have an idea of what music he likes already.
The playlist is quite long, so you’ll have to click through to read more. (If you are reading this from the homepage or archive view, if you already have the full article open then you can already see it.
There are some new backstage photos in the gallery! As you probably already know, Tom was in Bugsy Malone in March of 2018. He played the lead role of Bugsy.
This was after he was in School of Rock, and a few months before the first Chaptercast went online -to give you an idea of the timeline. These shots are from a backstage live stream of the cast, if you want to see the full video just ask and I can post that in the future.
It is crazy how this was two years ago but he looks so much younger than that here. I think so anyway, feel free to point it out if you think I’m wrong 😛
Click on the photo to the left to see the rest of the pictures in this set.
As I’m sure you all know Tom supports LFC (so do I so I’ll try not to be biased). After they were crowned Premiere League champions (as it should be, okay I’m a little biased), he shared a few adorable pictures.
The pictures are in the gallery. Click the picture to get to the album with the Liverpool photos.
There are still a lot more pictures to add, just working out how they should be organised.
Alright I am about to be biased once more, you’re getting a warning this time: CHAMPIONS!
Tom posted this photo to his instagram story, with a caption that asks whether this should be the band’s album cover.
Alright, so clearly a joke. But this shot looks like it comes from the day they were recording a Youtube video.
They posted a short clip at the beginning of the year where it looks like the boys were having a cook off. They had promised new videos coming soon to youtube, but that hasn’t happened yet.
If Tom is posting this picture, could it be because he is editing the video? The fact that it looks like it is on a computer screen gives me hope that he is working on completing the video.
It seemed from the videos and pictures they posted on their instagram at the beginning of the year that they had a few videos they were working on. It would be great if we got to see them soon! Real soon, not Chapter 13 soon. We will have to wait and see.
Do you think this picture would make a good album cover?
The School of Rock album in the gallery has over 50 photos! These pictures are from all over the internet, maybe there will be some in there that you haven’t seen.
There will be more new photos added soon -probably later today. There are a lot of pictures in the gallery already, but still a lot more that need to be posted. We are almost at 10,000 views on them too!
I did tease a new site layout on instagram this morning, that may be arriving later today too! So keep checking back. Thank you to everyone that has been visiting the site & sharing the link, it means a lot!
If you want to see the new pictures, click on the image on the left!