Thomas Byron Courtney is a British DJ, music producer, rapper and singer. He has produced some incredible songs including “You Want Me” which charted in the UK, Belgium and Ireland. We know him for his music and his pearly smile, but who actually is Tom Zanetti?
Despite Tom being kicked out of school at 15 and then finding out he was going to be a dad at 16, he has stated that becoming a father changed his life for the better and kept him out of trouble.
Tom has said that he always found it difficult to “follow the rules”. He made it clear, however, that he “wasn’t stupid” he just “had a bit of a behavioural problem”.
When Deaconn, his son, was about 18 months old, Tom met a woman named Lizzie Pickavance who became part of the family. Tragically, when Tom was 21, she fell asleep at the wheel on her way back from work. Although Tom “didn’t want to be here” he was strong for Deaconn.
Tom began his career in the music industry as a club promoter. He set up Insomnia Saturdays in Leeds, his hometown, which became the most successful night at Mission night club for five consecutive years.
After this, he went on to set up an events company called ‘Sleepin Is Cheatin’. This grew so much that a local television station filmed a documentary called ‘Sic Life’ which followed his working life. Alongside his events company, Tom lent his vocals to a number of Leeds-based U.K house producers. He ended up releasing a few house singles under his own name, including “Darlin” and “You Want Me”.
Aside from these success stories, Zanetti owns four festivals overseas in Tenerife, Ibiza and Magaluf, has his own clothing label and barbers and owns his own restaurant called ‘La Fuego Tapas’ Restaurant and Bar which is based in Leeds.
Tom got into a relationship with Love Island’s Hayley Hughes, who he met whilst DJ’ing for the cast. Despite the pair not being able to interact in the villa, they became an item about a month after the villa.
After seven months of dating, the pair split with Hayley stating that “the most important relationship we have is the one we have with ourselves”.
Tom was last known to be dating Daisey O’Donnell, an Instagram influencer. Daisey helped to promote Tom’s new Leeds club Dollhouse VIP. Since then, he’s found a place for himself in the Celebs Go Dating mansion!
With the clubs, restaurants, festivals and events companies, Zanetti’s net worth is now estimated to be 2 million dollars.