With his background as an Adjunct Professor of Electronic Music and a sometimes recording engineer he already knew his way around a studio, so he occasionally takes outside clients, but mostly records his own stuff. He recorded 2 cds when he was still in NJ - one as a student project (won him high honors and a job in the Music Department) and now has eleven original albums to his name, all of which have won critical acclaim from press, listeners, musicians and internet radio stations.
Occasionally Tom still wanders into a club or private gig and anyone who’s ever seen him play always makes room for him on stage. Tom has won many accolades over the years, including winning the title of Best Electric Slide Guitar Player at the National Guitar Festival in Gray, TN. He was voted Best Jersey Shore Guitar Player by the Society of Associated Performers in the 90s. In 2010 he was an Editor's Pick at Guitar Player Magazine for being one of the Top 10 Guitarists on MySpace Music.
His influences are wide and varied, from the usual to the unheard of.. He says, “I’ve been lucky to have played with some truly great musicians, and I’ve been influenced by all of them.”
BRIEF BAND HISTORY (for those who care)
Screaming Neil, Periphery, Honkey, White Kracker, Zotz, Krackit, Side-To-Side, Shore Shot, Paul Whistler & The Jersey All Stars, Big Danny & The Boppers, Z Band, Renegade Blues Band, Bob Killian Band, South Seventh, The George Theiss Band, Rude Awakening, Blackberry Blues Band, Chuck Beattie & Blues By Design, True Blue, Slide Glide and more. Those bands opened for people like Robin Trower, Richie Havens, Shemieka Copeland, Johnny Copeland, Delbert McClinton, Koko Taylor, and more.