Tom studied Music and Architecture at Iowa State and became a piano major at NWMSU. He has been performing in the Omaha area for over 30 years.
He's played Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley music at "Cheeseburger in Paradise" - Island, Pop, and Rock on the patio at "Rick's Boatyard" - Lounge and Dinner music at "Zurlo's Ristorante", "Beverly's", "Cellar 19", Jazz at "Howard Street Tavern", and won an open audition with a piano player from Minneapolis to open up the "Vertigo Lounge" at the top of Harrah's Casino.
His music includes artists like Billy Joel, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble', Bob Marley, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Maroon 5, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jason Marz, Kenny Rogers, Michael Franti, James Taylor, Shaggy, Neil Diamond, etc. - and that's just the first set! However, should you require soft cocktail piano only, Tom is equally at ease creating a classy and subdued environment for dining and visiting. Then, if the party "picks up steam", he is capable of picking up the tempo for dancing or sing-alongs.
Tommy truly has a love for the piano which asserts itself during performances. Combine this with his sense of humor and you have a very enjoyable evening of entertainment. You may hand pick your song list for the night or he will tailor the songs to the mood of the event. His vocal repertoire includes over 600 songs; and more if he's just playing piano. He will also learn those "Special songs" for Weddings, Anniversary's, and dedications.
All Demo songs including vocals and harmonies were done live, in one take, straight to the usb drive in my keyboard. No pre-recorded music or sound studio enhancement was used; in other words, what you hear is what you get. The only instrumentation you may hear are the static styles and drums within the keyboard and played with his left hand. All arrangements are original and mine.
Thank you and I look forward to talking with you!