Tom Barman was born January 1, 1972 in Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. He is a Belgian musician and film director.
Barman studied at the film school of St.-Lucas (Brussels) but didn't finish his studies because of his other passion: music. He preferred to begin a music career with his rock band dEUS formed in 1989. But he didn't throw away his experience with film because he directed his own music videos for dEUS and made short film in 1996: Turnpike. He also directed videos for other Belgian musicians including Axelle Red and Hooverphonic among others.
In the summer of 2002, shooting started in Antwerp for his first feature film Any Way the Wind Blows that came out in Belgian cinemas in the summer of 2003. In February 2004 he released "The Body Gave You Everything", the debut album by Magnus, his dance-oriented project with techno producer CJ Bolland. Tom Barman is now again playing with dEUS. In 2006, Barman was one of the driving forces behind the 0110 concerts.
Barman has since explored the other side of the camera as well. He agreed to a "leading role" allowing directors, Manu Riche and Renaat Lambeet film a documentary derived by Barman's everyday life, titled Tempo of a Restless Soul. After showing at the Ghent Film Festival one reviewer from Flanders Today ranked the film with a split score.
The Belgium alternative rock group dEUS originated as a bohemian cover band playing Violent Femmes and Velvet Underground classics in the early ’90s. Eventually, they began writing and recording their own crazed eclectic music, in the vein of some of their favorite artists such as Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, and John Coltrane. Despite changes in personnel and various run-ins with their record label over the years, dEUS continues to land on its feet. Current line-up comprises founding member Tom Barman (vocals, guitar), Danny Mommens (bass), Julle De Borgher (drums), Klaas Janzoons (violin) and Craig Ward (guitar, vocals).