I'm a singer/songwriter, and a composer who also plays guitar, harmonica and piano. I have written songs that tell a story ("Spring Has Gone" and "Waiting for the No.12") and composed instrumental music ("Journey to the Black Madonna" and the "3rd Journey"). As a life-long fan of music and film I have always felt that music was one of the best ways of communicating ideas and emotions. Even before I started writing songs I thought that it was something I wanted to do. In my teenage years I developed a strong appreciation for Folk and Rock music beginning with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and The Rolling Stones. Later I became interested in the more eclectic groups of the late-70’s and early 80’s such as the Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Smiths and R.E.M.
I had always enjoyed classical music as a child, but in my college years at SUNY Purchase, I became deeply affected by Classical and Jazz - particularly the music of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Gabriel Faure’ and artists like Dave Brubeck and Louie Armstrong. After all is said and done, good music whether it be Classical, Jazz or Rock is one of the things that makes life worth living and in many ways, tells us something about the story of our lives. I hope that in some way, I can contribute to that story through my music.
I truly enjoyed this song, and the imagery created not only by the lyrics but the soulfulness of Tom's playing and singing. I can feel Tom's sense of loss for his youth, and yet he remains youthful. I hear the influences of REM and others in the song, but appreciate Tom's fresh approach and inventiveness as well. The richness of the past is there, but Tom carry's on the tradition of using his influences to create something new and wonderful.
review written by: Matthew Dell'Orto
Tommy's Music has the effect of growing on the listener. Once I became familiar with his Songs (we were at the same college) I began to perceive how truly creative and gifted he is. There is a depth and pathos there (in both the music and the words) that one rarely hears today in any genre. He reminds me of the Great American Song Writer Stephen Foster, eventhough the style is very different. Tom is an artist at heart. His music is not for the superficial but only for those whose Souls have reached a certain depth of consciousness. He needs to be discovered. There is a large audience for him out there who have yet to find him. May they find him sooner.
Classical Violinist, Violist, & Pianist
review written by: Kavan Rambukwelle
what a lovely piece of music!
review written by: Tweety